Following the signing of a strategic cooperation agreement between the Nestlé Dairy Breeding Training Center (hereinafter referred to as DFI) and Northeast Agricultural University in September 2018, the two sides have initiated various deepening cooperation. DFI and Northeast Agricultural University officially announced the establishment of the “Anti-Anthology Research Institute – Dairy Research Center” (hereinafter referred to as the center), Zou Yutang, Vice President of Northeast Agricultural University, and Fang Siwang, Vice President of Technology, Nestlé Greater China, attended the inauguration ceremony. The establishment of the center marks the direction of DFI and Northeast Agricultural University to support the development of agricultural science and technology education. The cooperation between the two sides has been comprehensively upgraded and entered a stage of substantive development.
The ruminant research institute-dairy research center is jointly established by DFI and the Institute of Healthy Breeding of the Northeast Agricultural University, with a complete organizational structure and management process. The strategic plan of the center for the next three years is mainly carried out in four aspects: personnel training, curriculum innovation, scientific research cooperation, and industry exchange.
In terms of personnel training, the two sides will jointly design a modern farm management talent training model. From the beginning of this semester, a total of 150 junior college students from the College of Animal Science and Technology of Northeast Agricultural University will participate in the “Cultivate Cattle” course. During the period, relying on DFI’s advanced teaching facilities and equipment, domestic leading dairy farming education resources and pasture practice resources, students will go to DFI for short-term pasture management professional practice.
In terms of curriculum innovation, Northeast Agricultural University will combine DFI teaching tasks, dairy research center needs and trainees’ training needs to design new courses, and recommend high-level practical experience in breeding, disease prevention, feeding management, and milk quality and safety. Level experts undertake relevant lectures and on-site guidance.