Name: Bradley Warmka
Hometown: Fox Lake, WI
High School: Waupun Area Jr./Sr. High School
Class Size: 177
Farm: Warmka Holsteins (500 cows)
Major: Dairy Science with a certificate in Ag Business Management
Why did you decide to attend UW-Madison?
I chose to attend UW-Madison because it is one of the top dairy science programs in the country. In addition, the staff at UW-Madison is full of well-known industry professionals which allow me to make connections. UW-Madison gave me the best opportunity to learn and develop into the best that I can be.
What has been your most memorable college experience?
My most memorable experiences in college are when I get to venture outside of the classroom to participate in hands on learning and meet other industry professionals. Getting the chance to network with others is very beneficial because it allows me to make new connections in the industry.
What has been your favorite course?
It is hard to nail down just one class as my favorite throughout my education, but there are two classes that I am just beginning this spring and I believe they will have a high impact on my education while here at UW-Madison. DY SCI 375: Training for Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge and DY SCI 535 Dairy Farm Management Practicum are the two classes that I am excited to get further into. These classes will combine all the skills that I have learned in my first three and a half years of college and I can directly apply them when consulting with local farms, which is a skill I value highly.
What are your future career goals?
As of now my future goals are to someday be back on the home farm, but as my college career is winding down I cannot wait to see some of the opportunities that may be presented to me.