Specialties: Dairy Management, reproduction
A major goal for dairy extension is to aid dairy farmers in being productive and profitable as well as provide an unbiased resource for individuals wanting information on dairy production. My research interests are in the area of the effects of environment on production of dairy animals.
My projects can be classified into two main areas:
My research projects are currently supported by funds from the Utah Agricultural Experiment Station and industry grants.
I received my B.S. in Biology and an M.S. in Reproductive Physiology from Utah State University, Logan. I then completed a doctoral degree in Dairy Physiology at Oregon State University, Corvallis in 1987. I worked at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center as an NIH Reproductive Biochemistry trainee until 1991. I then worked at the University of New Hampshire as an Assistant Professor and Dairy Management Program coordinator. I came to Utah State University in 1997 as the Extension Dairy Specialist which includes dairy outreach programs for USU. I also conduct applied dairy research.