The Department of Dairy Science offers the chance to study in a small, internationally recognized department that specializes in offering research, travel and competitive opportunities to our students.  We invite you to bring your interest in animals and let us prepare you for an exciting career in a dynamic industry with a major that has a 100% placement of graduating seniors.

What's New?

Dairy Science Student Spotlights this week include Cara Woloohojian and Brittany Bowman. The spotlights are written by Annemarie Bresson as part of a DASC Public Relations course.


2017-04-08 DASC Spotlight Cara Woloohojian
Super Senior Saturday Student Spotlight
2017-04-09 DASC Spotlight Brittany Bowman
Super Senior Sunday Student Spotlight

Dr.  Adam Geiger was selected as the Outstanding Doctoral Student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for the 2016-2017 academic cycle. Candidates are nominated from all departments with doctoral programs within the college and face intense competition. Adam was recognized in a ceremony and banquet at the Graduate School late last week.  

Adam Geiger

Spotlight on ISC Alumna Carrie Ceh...

ISC alumna Carrie Ceh is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Dairy Science studying rumen development in calves with Dr. Kristy Daniels.  Read the interview here.


VT Challenge Team  wins 1st Place for Farm B at the North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge & Academy in Visalia, CA! Pictured left to right:  Co-Coach, Dr. Alex White, Linda Beckett, Whitney Bowman, MK Jones, Daniel Comyn. Not pictured: Dr. Gonzalo Ferreira, co-coach.


2017 Virginia Tech Dairy Challenge Team

Three Dairy Science Alumni were honored at the the 2017 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Awards program held Friday, March 31 at the Inn at Virginia Tech.   More...

2017 CALS Dairy Science Award Winners
2017 CALS DASC Alumni Award Winners: (l to r) Dr. Frank "Skip" Bartol, Dr. Katie Olson, Ms. Laura Siegel.


Check out the latest DASC video! This one is the second in a series on judging by Dr. Katharine Knowlton.

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(Left to Right): James Comstock, Kelly Leatherman, Austin Robbins, Lucas DeBlois, Coach Mark Hanigan

2017 Virginia Tech Dairy Challenge Team


Upcoming Seminar

Xinbei Huang

Peptides: potential in dairy production

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Wallace Hall, Room 244 
4:00 PM

2016 Fall Dean's List

Katherine Alexander
Katelyn Allen
Brittany Boitnott
Claudia Bollinger
Tiffany Casteel
Daniel Comyn
Emma Currie
Nicole Hardy
Leah Jenkins
Sandra Krone
Hailey Marlatt
Abigail Maucieri
Hunter McManus
Abbigail Nunes
Christina Tayo Oduyelu
Matthew Smith
Hannah Van Dyk
Rebecca Wilkins


Dr. Ben Corl
Interim Department Head