The eleventh session of the all-Russian agricultural student team Milk Standard has come to an end at EkoNiva’s facilities in Voronezh oblast. For two months, fourteen students have worked at the enterprises and learned the ins and outs of the modern dairy farming.
Talented young people have been getting invaluable experience at EkoNiva’s production sites for the seventh year in a row. The project is gaining in popularity among students of agricultural universities all over Russia year after year. During this time, the company has held six summer and five winter sessions. More than 550 students received the essential hands-on training.
This year, future veterinarians and herd managers joined Milk Standard team. The young people were engaged in disease prevention and treatment of cattle at the dairies. The students vaccinated the animals, collected blood, held control milkings, managed the herd and worked with the young stock. Moreover, they were involved in breeding and hoof trimming.
In addition to hands-on experience, the students obtained a lot of information at the lectures given by the leading specialists of the company. In their free time, the young people participated in corporate sports events, went on excursions and visited picturesque places in Voronezh oblast.
‘Student teams are one of the most priority areas aimed at attracting new professionals to work at EkoNiva’s enterprises. Being first-year students, young people have an excellent opportunity to get acquainted with the state-of-the-art production and choose their career path within the industry. Often, participants of Milk Standard team return to our farms as full-fledged specialists’, says Yevgeniy Bezpalov, Head of Talent Pool Management Department, EkoNiva-APK Holding (a company within EkoNiva Group).