Ginger D Fenton, PhD

  • Extension Educator, Dairy
Ginger D Fenton, PhD
463 N Perry Hwy
PO Box 530

Mercer, PA 16137
Work Phone: 724-662-3141

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


  1. PhD, Pathobiology (Penn State University)
  2. MS, Food Science (Penn State University)
  3. BS, Environmental Science/Biology (Edinboro University of PA)

Ginger is a dairy Extension Educator. She holds a B.S. in Environmental Science/Biology from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, an M.S. in Food Science and Ph.D. in Pathobiology, both from Penn State University. 

Her programs focus on milk quality and food safety from the farm to the processor. She offers programs to improve milk quality on the farm and increase profitability of farms including on-farm culturing, mastitis management, raw milk impacts on finished product quality, and value-added dairy. Her other areas of interest include farm safety and occupational health and working with women on farms.    

Ginger also works with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) for animal food processors and dairy food processors by offering Preventive Controls for Qualified Individual courses for animal food and human food.