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    • Anthony Bonazza, CEOBerry College Enterprise Program
    • Personal Background • Anthony Bonazza • Senior (December CO 2011) • Finance Major • 2 years working with enterprises – Jersey Beef – Genetics
    • Enterprise History • Launched in 2009 (pilot phase) • Provide real world experience to students – “Experience it Firsthand” • Unique program – Modeled after similar ones • Select group chosen – Profitable? – Meaningful? – Useful?
    • The Berry Farms Genetics Enterprise • Pilot in 2009 – Potential – High revenue stream – Meaningful to students • Organized entity for existing programs • Mission: develop an internationally recognized herd of registered Jersey cattle while educating students with the head, the heart, and the hands.
    • The Berry Farms Genetics Enterprise • Goals and Objectives: – Maintain positive customer relations – Harvest and sell embryos – Utilize genetic technologies – Improve genetic quality of the herd – MOST IMPORTANT: Provide opportunities and work experience for students!
    • What Exactly Do We Do? • Utilize technology to improve genetics – Flushing – Embryo Transfer – Artificial Insemination (AI) – Genomic Testing • Develop organized structures – Marketing team – Herd development team – Business management team • Involve students and business in the industry – POG sale
    • Genetic Technologies • Flushing – What is it? – Why we do it? • Donor Dam Quality • Spread Overall Genetic Quality • Embryo Transfer – How do we utilize it? – Frozen vs. Fresh – Recipient Importance
    • Genetic Technologies • Artificial Insemination – Economical was to spread genetics – Widespread genetic base – Mating control • Genomic Testing – DNA profile that predicts genetic potential • Formula based • Accuracy • Increase INTENSITY to use best genetics • Increase confidence in using younger animals
    • Genetic Technologies - Genomics
    • Genetic Technologies - Genomics • Industry Changing Technology – >3500 genomic evaluations run nationally – >200 herds participating – Changes how breeding decisions are made – Changes how buying decisions are made
    • Developing Organized Structures • Marketing Team – Create presence in industry – Inform industry of accomplishments • Business Management Team – Manage QuickBooks system – Operate business functions • Herd Development Team – Manage quality of herd – Find ways to improve herd
    • Developing Organized Structures • Semen Sales Team – Utilize industry resources to sell semen – Market and sell Berry bulls • Reproductive Management Team – Monitor reproductive status of herd – Responsible for breeding/repro maintenance • Liaisons – Manage partnership herds – Record herd inventories • REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE!
    • Student Involvement • Most integral part of enterprise • Introduce students to industry • Promote Berry College • Develop life skills – Public speaking – Interpersonal – Interview/questionnaires • Enhance learning outcomes – Use classroom knowledge practically
    • My Experience • Heavy industry involvement • Managerial and leadership skills • Life skills – Public speaking – Conflicts – Interpersonal • Opportunity to try, fail, and learn w/o major consequence • Overall – OUTSTANDING & INVALUABLE!
    • Questions??