Extension Dairy Team Directory

The Extension Dairy Team supports the individual farm when dealing with issues that relate to human resource management, business management, information technology, and nutrient management. The Dairy Team is a Penn State Extension program of the College of Agricultural Sciences.

The Penn State Extension Dairy Team, previously known as the Dairy Alliance, is the industry's source for educational programming based on unbiased Penn State Dairy research. The team uses this research to deliver quality educational opportunities — including programs, tools, and other resources — to Pennsylvania dairy producers, their employees, and agribusiness advisers.

The Penn State Extension Dairy Team utilizes Penn State research to create and deliver timely and unbiased educational opportunities to Pennsylvania dairy producers, their employees, and agribusiness advisers. Our goal is to increase the profitability of individual dairies for the benefit of Pennsylvania’s dairy industry, at large.

Program Impact

Our educational offerings include programs delivered on-site and online, as well as a variety of tools and resources available online. Our clients find great value in the knowledge and skills they acquire from our programs and tools.

Participants in programs offered Fall 2011-Spring 2012 reported the following change in knowledge, behavior and attitude as a result of attending our programs:

  • 89% increased their knowledge in one or more topics
  • 86% planned to implement one or more new skills or strategies they learned
  • 71% changed their mindset about one or more key production concepts

In addition, our clients rated our programs “good” or “excellent” in these areas:

  • 96% - good/excellent in providing unbiased information
  • 97% - good/excellent in providing timely information that is research based
  • 97% - good/excellent program delivery
  • 96% - good/excellent in providing information that met clients’ needs

Impact Report

  • Educator


Areas of Expertise:
  • Agricultural Business Management
  • Dairy Nutrition
  • Extension Educator, Dairy


Areas of Expertise:
  • Calf and Heifer Management
  • Dairy Nutrition
  • Extension Educator, Dairy


Areas of Expertise:
  • Milk Quality
  • Dairy Food Safety
  • Dairy Occupational Health and Safety
  • Women in Agriculture
  • FSMA - Preventive Controls for Animal Feed
  • FSMA - Preventive Controls for Human Food -Dairy
  • Extension Associate, Dairy


Areas of Expertise:
  • Data and Records Management
  • Dairy Profitability and Management
  • Dairy Genetics and Reproduction
  • Financial Records Management
  • Extension Educator, Dairy


Areas of Expertise:
  • Precision Dairy Technologies (Robotic Milking, Activity Monitors, etc.)
  • Grazing / Pasture Management
  • Professor of Dairy Science


Areas of Expertise:
  • Heifer nutrition and management
  • forage and TMR utilization
  • calf and heifer management and nutrition
  • Effective fiber for dairy cows
  • dairy nutrition
  • Associate Professor, Dairy Science


Areas of Expertise:
  • Dairy management
  • Dairy advisory teams
  • Extension Veterinarian


Areas of Expertise:
  • Mastitis and Milk Quality
  • Milking Equipment Performance
  • Bovine Hoof Health
  • On-farm Food Safety
  • Epidemiology
  • Extension Dairy Specialist
  • Department of Animal Science


Areas of Expertise:
  • Dairy Herd Management
  • Dairy Cattle Nutrition
  • Dairy Feed Management
  • Dairy Cattle Feed Management
  • Dairy Business Management
  • Dairy Cattle Business Management
  • Educator, Agricultural Engineering


Areas of Expertise:
  • Farmstead Layout
  • Animal Shelter Design
  • Improving Existing Animal Facilities
  • Animal Comfort and Well Being
  • Animal Environment
  • Extension Educator, Dairy


Areas of Expertise:
  • Dry/Transition Cow Management
  • Animal Health
  • Technical Training for Spanish-Speaking Audiences
  • Extension Educator, Dairy


Areas of Expertise:
  • Dairy Reproduction
  • Reproductive Technology
  • Organic Dairy Production
  • Agriculture and Youth Development/4-H Extension Educator


Areas of Expertise:
  • Agriculture and Youth Development
  • Dairy Nutrition
  • Forage Production
  • Calf / Heifer Production
  • Herd Health
  • Milking Schools
  • Feeder Schools
  • Youth Development/4-H in Fulton County
  • Educator
  • Cumberland County


Areas of Expertise:
  • Dairy and Farm Safety
  • Agricultural Engineer, Educator


Areas of Expertise:
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Dairy Systems Design and Layout
  • Extension Veterinarian
  • Professor of Veterinary Science


Areas of Expertise:
  • Small ruminants
  • Nutrition reproduction interactions
  • Reproduction
  • Metabolic disease
  • Ruminant nutrition
  • Dairy herd health
  • Llamas and Alpacas
  • FSMA - Preventive controls for animal feed
  • Dairy Team Educator
  • Dairy Farm Farm Bill Coordinator


Areas of Expertise:
  • Dairy Management, Dairy LGM and Risk Management FARM Bill MPP,
  • Mortality Composting and Disposal Issues,
  • Emergency Animal Disaster
  • Agronomy/ M-I-Grazing /HRM/ Dairy Forage Crop
  • Extension Educator, Dairy


Areas of Expertise:
  • Calf and Heifer Management
  • Extension Educator,Dairy


Areas of Expertise:
  • Dairy Herd Health
  • Milk Quality/Udder Health
  • Reproductive Management