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Cato-Meridian Student Accepted into Junior DAIRY LEADER Program at Cornell University

In just over one year, Cato-Meridian junior Merritt Cox will be able to say that he has completed a program at Cornell University.

Cox was recently accepted into the New York State PRO-DAIRY Junior DAIRY LEADER program at Cornell for the 2021-2022 program year. During the program, he will learn more about the dairy industry through various seminars and field trips, including a trip to the National 4-H Dairy Conference in Wisconsin. He will also have opportunities to connect with dairy producers and agribusiness professionals and explore possible future careers in the dairy industry.

“It’s pretty exciting to be accepted,” Cox said. “I’m going to meet new people and experience so many things that lots of other kids don’t get to.”

Cox is expected to graduate from the program in November or December 2022.

The Junior DAIRY LEADER program’s mission is to give young people an opportunity to build enthusiasm for the dairy industry along with personal, professional, and leadership development in a networking environment while they discover the diversity of career choices in agriculture.

Cato-Meridian Junior Merritt Cox poses for a photo