Dairy & Livestock Agent
Tina Kohlman has served as UW-Madison Extension Fond du Lac County’s Dairy & Livestock Agent since May 2012 supporting the Fond du Lac County dairy industry through educational programs related to improving dairy production management. Her proactive outreach includes programming efforts utilizing university-based research to help producers adopt or improve management practices on the farm; conducting on-farm field surveys and research related to milk quality and production costs; and development of publications and curriculum which help improve productivity and profitability for farm clientele. Tina has worked closely with individual dairy farms in the county to increase profitability and productivity through a facilitated team approach to help improve milk quality, reproduction, and milk production. She has also worked closely with farm families to facilitate discussions regarding farm succession planning. Tina has been a leader in state-wide educational efforts regarding dairy replacements and dairy workers’ training.
Prior to 2012, Tina served as the Sheboygan County Dairy & Livestock Agent for 13 years supporting dairy farms in Sheboygan, Ozaukee and Washington Counties. Tina is a graduate from Western Kentucky University (B.S. Biochemistry with an agriculture emphasis) and the University of Georgia (MS. Dairy Science with a nutrition emphasis).
Katie joined the Fond du Lac County Extension team in June 2019. As a member of the team, Katie’s responsibilities include supporting Fond du Lac County Agriculture and the various agriculture programs and outreach conducted by extension agents and educators.
As of January 1, Fond du Lac, Ozaukee, Sheboygan, and Washington Counties Agriculture Extension Programming is moving to a regional model, providing stronger support and educational resources in the area of dairy production management, crops & soils management, and farm business management.
- Michael Ballweg | Crops & Soils | firstname.lastname@example.org | 920.459.5910
- Tina Kohlman | Dairy & Livestock | email@example.com | 920.929.3180
- Stephanie Plaster | Farm Management | firstname.lastname@example.org | 262.284.8292
The educators will work collaboratively across the four counties by focusing on their specific subject matter to design and deliver educational meetings, field days, and resources to meet the agriculture community needs. Each educator will maintain office hours in their original counties.