In the digital age, face-to-face meetings combining didactic and experiential learning are valuable. Beef cattle nutrition graduate students (n = 33) from 11 universities attended a 5-day feedlot nutrition and management short-course. Topics included nutrition, veterinary medicine, feedmill maintenance, and management of the financial and human aspects of the feedyard business. Practicing feedlot industry professionals provided the training. In addition, students completed an interactive, team-oriented assignment. Students gleaned a greater comprehension of the intersection between the scientific theory learned in the university and the very application of that theory.
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Reinhardt, C., & Hubbert, M. (2014). Feedlot Nutritionist Boot Camp: An Intensive Short-Course for Commercial Agriculture Graduate Students. The Journal of Extension, 52(4), Article 21. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol52/iss4/21