Who We Are

Who We Are

The University of Wisconsin-Extension Dairy Team consists of county-based educators and on-campus specialists who are available to help dairy producers and members of the dairy industry to provide a healthy, wholesome and profitable product.

Team Leaders

Matt Akins, Ph.D. Mark Hagedorn
Extension Dairy Specialist Agriculture Educator
UW-Madison Department of Dairy Science UW-Extension Eau Claire County

Workgroup Leaders

Milk Quality

Feed & Nutrition
 Matt Lippert
   Agriculture Agent
 UW-Extension Wood County

Paul Fricke, PhD        Ryan Sterry 
Dairy Reproductive Specialist        Agriculture Agent
UW-Madison Dairy Science        UW-Extension St. Croix County
Becky Larson, PhD       
Manure Management Systems Specialist        
UW-Madison Biological Systems Engineering

Matt Akins, PhD       Tina Kohlman
Dairy Scientist        Dairy & Livestock Agent
UW-Marshfield Research Station        UW-Extension Fond du Lac County

Animal Well- Being
Sandy Stuttgen
Agriculture Agent
UW-Extension Taylor County

Human Resources
Trisha Wagner
Farm Business Management Program Manger
UW-Extension Depart of Ag & Natural Resources

Dairy Team Members         

Liz Binversie Agriculture Educator UW-Extension Brown County
Aerica Bjurstrom Agriculture Agent UW-Extension Kewaunee County
Carl Duley Agriculture Agent UW-Extension Buffalo County
Dan Marzu Agriculture Educator UW-Extension Lincoln & Marathon
Doug Reinemann   Milking Systems Specialist UW- Madison Biological Systems Engineering
George Koepp Agriculture Agent UW-Extension Columbia County
Greg Blonde Agriculture Agent UW-Extension Waupauca County
Heather Schlesser Dairy Educator UW-Extension Marathon County
Jenny Vanderlin Farm Management Specialist UW-Center for Dairy Profitability
Katie Wantoch Agriculture Agent UW-Extension Dunn County
Kent Weigel Dairy Genetics Specialist UW-Madison Dairy Science
Larry Baumann Extension Veterinarian UW-Extension River Falls
Lavern Georgson Agriculture Agent UW-Extension Jefferson County
Mark Hagedorn  Agriculture Agent UW-Extension Eau Claire County
Mike Travis Agriculture Agent UW-Extension Pepin County
Matt Lippert Agriculture Agent UW-Extension Wood County
Mark Stephenson Dairy Markets & Policy Specialist  UW Center for Dairy Profitability
Paul Fricke Dairy Reproduction Specialist UW-Madison Dairy Science
Becky Larson Manure Management Systems UW-Madison Biological Systems Engineering
Ryan Sterry  Agriculture Agent UW-Extension St. Croix County
Sandy Stuttgen Agriculture Agent UW-Extension Taylor County
Scott Sanford Senior Outreach Specialist UW-Madison Bilogical Systems Engineering
Scott Gunderson Dairy Agent UW-Extension Manitowoc County
Cheryl Skjolaas Agriculture Safety Specialist UW Center for Ag Safety & Health
Tina Kohlman Dairy Agent UW-Extension Fond du Lac County
Trisha Wagner Agriculture Agent UW-Extension Jackson County
Victor Cabrera Dairy Management Specialist UW-Madison Dairy Science



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