Jamie Taraila


Agriculture and Natural Resources


Animal Science
Food and Agribusiness Marketing and Management

Campus Involvement:

Agricultural College Council Programming Committee
Phi Sigma Sigma
Collegiate FFA
Animal Science Club

What do you like about the UD College of Agriculture and Natural Resources?

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is a place that just feels like home on campus. Being that CANR is a smaller college, you get to really know a lot of the people in the same field, yet its big enough that you can meet a diverse group of people. Every time I walk into the Townsend Commons I always see someone that I would feel comfortable to sit down and talk to or study with. The environment on south campus is welcoming; it’s a slower pace, where everyone is always friendly and has a passion for what they're learning.

What is your most memorable AG or UD experience?

My most memorable CANR experience was actually recently. I am currently in the Dairy Production Capstone Course and we got the chance to actually go inside of a cows rumen and feel it contract. This experience was so unique, not many people can say that they have felt a cows rumen contract!

What are your career goals?

After graduating at the University of Delaware I aspire to work on the business side of agriculture and hopefully operate a poultry farm of my own.

What is an interesting or unusual fact about you?

I have climbed a Mayan Pyramid in Mexico

What is your favorite book, movie or song?

Movie: Sweet Home Alabama

Name: Jamie Taraila

Graduation Year: 2019

Hometown: Dover, Delaware