Cooperative for Real Education in Agricultural Management (CREAM)
CREAM, Cooperative for Real Education in Agricultural Management, is a student run dairy herd. Students perform all of the barn chores and manage the whole operation. There are currently around 30 Holstein cows plus replacement heifers in the herd, which is one of the highest producing and genetically superior herds in Vermont. The cows are all housed and milked in the CREAM barn. Around 15-16 students enter the program for one year each year and gain 8 credits. Many have no background in dairy or livestock at the start but soon acquire it! CREAM provides a superb learning experience.
CREAM students participate in The Great Cookie Dunk
A fund raiser for the Vermont Make-A-Wish Foundation, "The Great Cookie Dunk" broke the Guinness Book of World Records for the most people dunking a cookie into milk simultaneously. More info...
Welcome New CREAM Advisor
Dr. Norm Purdie
Originally from Australia, Dr. Purdie worked on dairy farms in his native Queensland for nine years before he attended the University of Queensland and received his Bachelor of Agricultural Science degree with first class honors and a Ph.D. in nitrogen metabolism in the dairy cow. He has worked in dairy systems in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. His aim with the UVM CREAM program is to make it the preeminent experiential learning experience in North America, teaching students valuable dairy and life skills by getting their hands and boots dirty. Dr. Purdie is seen above searching for Hector's Dolphins, the smallest dolphins in the world.
Last modified September 18 2012 03:33 PM