Undergraduate Student Profile: Logan Voigts

Name: Logan Voigts

Hometown: Belmont, WI

High School: Belmont High School

Class Size: 26

Farm: Voigtscrest Holsteins

Major: Dairy Science

Why did you decide to attend UW-Madison?

Coming to Badger football games throughout high school is really what drove me to come to this university.  The atmosphere in this town on a gameday is second to none and that really inspired me to come here.  This paired with one of the best dairy science departments in the nation made it an easy choice.

What has been your most memorable college experience?

Being a student on this campus opens the door for a tremendous amount of opportunities, but my favorite one must be working at world dairy expo.  My first year working it was crazy to me seeing just how much work went into making expo function, and getting to be a part of that was a great experience.  It’s a great opportunity to get away from school and classes for a while, while working with friends and networking with industry professionals.

What has been your favorite course?

DySci 233 and 234, Dairy Herd Management I & II, has easily been my favorite course.  In this class we would go through different units that covered different fields of the dairy industry, taught by professionals of those respective fields.  This class is entirely applicable to my career and the second semester we visited farms every other week to make this knowledge hands on.

What are your future career goals?

My goal for the future is to become a genetic consultant or other closely related profession in the genetic field where I can help farmers improve the genetic potential of their herd.