Animal and veterinary science students take learning abroad

Nine UMaine animal and veterinary sciences students and David Marcinkowski, an associate professor in the School of Food and Agriculture, traveled to Prince Edward Island this month for the New England Dairy Travel Course. The annual travel course is a cooperative effort between the New England land grant schools, including UMass, UNH, UVM and UMaine. The students visited ten dairy farms, and a potato farm and packing operation, where they learned about Canadian agriculture and the milk quota system. They also toured the Atlantic Veterinary College and visited with researchers there. The bus tour is sponsored in part by a grant from the Farm Credit East AgEnhancement Program.