Cornell University Dairy Science Club
The Cornell University Dairy Science Club (CUDS) is one of the largest and most active organizations at Cornell. The club focuses on education, outreach, and extension while bonding with colleagues.
The purpose of CUDS is to provide opportunities for the educational enrichment of the dairy industry for current CUDS members, the Cornell community and beyond. Extension and outreach initiatives are met through social, educational, and philanthropic events and service. Fund raising is required for current activities and educational trips and to support the sustainability of the club into the future.
Activities & Events
Annual Community Outreach Events
CUDS Open House
In an effort to promote ag literacy and education, CUDS welcomed visitors from across campus to the Livestock Pavilion. The event had many different activities including a milking information area, the opportunity to pet a cow, cornhole, roping competitions, and delicious treats featuring Chobani yogurt and apple tastings.
Hosted by Sigma Alpha sorority on the Arts Quad, this event aims to educate the entire campus community and celebrate the diverse network of agriculture at Cornell. Members of CUDS made butter with students and engaged with them about dairy.
Since 2013, CUDS has participated in the Dairy Cow Birthing Center, hosted by the New York Animal Agriculture Coalition at the New York State Fair. The Birthing Center is an interactive exhibit where fair-goers can ask dairy farmers and industry professionals, including our students, about dairy farming while watching cows give birth!
Since 2018, CUDS members have maintained a local roadway near campus in celebration of Earth Day.
Gifts & Apparel
If you would like to "add some CUDS into your life", our clothing, baseball caps, and window decals may be the perfect option for you. Contact Kelly Heath at kms57 [at] cornell.edu for current inventory.
Interested in joining CUDS? Talk with a club officer.
CUDS meets on several times throughout the semester in 164 Morrison Hall. Club dues are $25 per academic year. For more information on upcoming meeting dates, contact one of the officers below.
You may sign up for our listserv by contacting Lainey Koval at hlk65 [at] cornell.edu.