Student Blog: Natalie Ann Kublbeck '12

May 9, 2012

For my last blog, I will be writing about how UNH—again—is providing you with more opportunities, than you might think, in which to get involved during your time here.  If you are a COLSA major, a Pre-veterinary major, or just interested in veterinary medicine, you can join the pre-vet club.  The club members take trips during the semester to different veterinary hospitals, colleges, and they have informative guest lecturers come and speak with the group.  If the bovine industry is more your scene, UNH has a dairy club to satisfy all of your urges.  They also tak

May 4, 2012

Before you can help others, you typically need a base of knowledge to refer to.  I refer to my Advanced Dairy Management II class at the Thompson School, which allows for students with previous experience in Dairy Management classes—or other approved, extensive experience—to evaluate dairy cattle housing, milking equipment, milk quality, record keeping, and herd health along with financial, personnel management, and environmental issues.

May 1, 2012

For my last post, I wrote about the sustainability seminar on campus that focused mainly on how to integrate livestock with the crop business, but this time I plan on focusing on how to maximize this idea.  This past week Dr. Santiago A. Utsumi, an Animal Science professor at the University of Michigan, came to UNH to discuss the sustainable approaches to pasture-based dairy systems.

April 30, 2012

At the UNH Fairchild Dairy Barn there are many learning and research opportunities available to students.   Some classes that are offered, with hands-on experience at the barn, are Artificial Insemination, Dairy Cattle Behavior, Dairy Management, and Cooperative Real Education in Agricultural Management (CREAM).  However, today I would like to focus on the research aspects at the barn.  Currently, there are several studies going on at the barn, including research on kelp, rumen lysine, and fertility.

April 23, 2012

Usually when I end up checking my emails, I find myself deleting most of them assuming that it is junk mail and a waste of time.  An example of this is the weekly UNH emails; I end up tossing that right into the trash bin.  But this past week I decided to read them. 

February 13, 2012

In my previous blog I mentioned CREAM: one of my most favorite classes that I have taken here at UNH. The acronym stands for Cooperative Real Education in Agricultural Management program, which is a student-run, 8-credit, two-semester course that goes from the fall to spring semester, excluding school breaks. The main reason I was interested in taking this class was for the large animal experience with cows. I had heard that you not only learn in the classroom, but also are required to have hands-on learning experience with the animals themselves.

February 6, 2012

Teaching has not always been a dream of mine, but over the past two years at UNH, I have been fortunate enough to experience what it is like to educate students and see how rewarding the results are.

Natalie Ann Kublbeck

My name is Natalie Ann Kublbeck. I am a senior Pre-Veterinary Major with a Minor in Dairy.  I applied to UNH as a senior in high school, because it was the only state university that offered my current major.  Over the past four years as a COLSA student, I have discovered many more reasons why UNH was the right choice for me.  COLSA has opened my eyes to so many different learning opportunities that I didn’t realize were available.  For example, I have gotten involved with Cooperative Real Education in Agricultural Management (CREAM), student-teaching, The Dairy Club, and the professional agricultural sorority Sigma Alpha.

It is because of these various eye-opening experiences that I have recently decided to change my career path from veterinarian to high school biology and agricultural teacher. The time I have spent as a COLSA student has helped me to discover more about who I am, who I want to be, and what I want to do with my life.

The goal of my blog is to help others realize that there is so much more you can do with an animal science/pre-vet major than you might have ever thought possible.