Vance Haugen

Vance Haugen continues to organize and conduct a series of pasture walks in the greater Crawford County area that are well attended and continue to attract new people.  Over the past five years he has held 61 pasture walks that have had a total attendance of 1606 people. He has included a wide variety of […]

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Ryan Sterry

Ryan Sterry first served in Polk County from 2006 to 2010, and has been serving St. Croix County since August of 2010. Ryan Sterry has been instrumental in developing and implementing programs for farmers in dairy modernization and replacement heifers, beef handling and quality assurance, financial management, and sheep and small ruminants.  This has been […]

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Adam Hady

Adam Hady has served as the Richland County Agricultural Agent since 2004. Adam’s program has focused on dairy and livestock production, farm business and decision making, and addressing the non-traditional agricultural producer. Adam Hady’s Extension programming focuses mostly on beef, swine, and poultry production. Adam co-authored the UWEX Holstein Steer Finishing and Yardage Cost Survey […]

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Mark Hagedorn

Mark Hagedorn served as Brown County’s Agriculture Educator from 2006 to 2013 and is currently serving in the same capacity in Eau Claire County. During this time, he has developed programs focusing in areas of; dairy modernization and management, dairy crop management, and strategies for improved rural/urban agricultural awareness. Mark is also a member of […]

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Zen Miller

Zen Miller has been the UW-Extension Agricultural Agent for Outagamie County since 1996. The majority of Zen’s programming efforts are with Dairy Management and Livestock. Since 2009 Zen has trained over 80 dairy industry personnel, many from Wisconsin as well as other states including Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia and Arizona to assess farms for the […]

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Scott Gunderson

Scott Gunderson has served as the Manitowoc County Agricultural Agent since 1987.   Scott’s major programming efforts are in Dairy and Livestock and Farm Safety. His primary emphasis is developing educational materials and teaching that information to dairy farmers, dairy nutritionists, agricultural lenders, farm management specialists, dairy plant field representatives, elected officials, and the general public. […]

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Jim Leverich

Jim Leverich served as the Monroe County Dairy and Livestock Educator from 1985 to 2002.   He worked for the UW-Extension Discovery Farms program for a year and a half before taking his current position as UW-Extension On-Farm Research coordinator. Environmental performance of Wisconsin agriculture has become an important public policy issue.  Agricultural farming practices can […]

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Mark Mayer

Mark Mayer has served as Green County’s Agriculture Agent since 1985.  His major programming areas are in Dairy Modernization, Milk Quality, Farm Management, and Nutrient Management. Much of Mark’s Dairy Modernization work was has been accomplished by conducting individual dairy farmstead consultations.  Dairy Modernization topics have been presented by Mark on numerous occasions, including annual […]

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Tina Kohlman

Tina Kohlman has served as a UW-Extension Dairy & Livestock Agent since 1999.  In 2012 Tina’s appointment changed to a dual-county appointment for Fond du Lac (80%) and Sheboygan (20%) Counties.  Tina’s programming efforts have focused on improving farm profitability and innovative ways to reduce production costs and improve food safety. Tina has provided leadership […]

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Greg Andrews

Greg Andrews has served as Pierce County’s Agriculture agent since 1985. His main program area focuses on: Conservation of Natural resources, Agricultural Leasing Education, and Dairy Modernization. Since 2013 Greg has also served as the ANRE Administrative Liaison and ANRE Team Coach. In response to diminished soil conversation practices and a measurable increase in soil […]

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Otto Wiegand

Otto Wiegand has served as the Agriculture Agent in Burnett, Sawyer and Washburn counties since 2004. His major program areas are Livestock, Dairy and Forages. He is headquartered at the Ag Research Station in Spooner. Since he began his position, Otto has worked closely with the NW Wisconsin Graziers Network. His efforts have included organizing […]

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Craig Saxe

Craig Saxe has served the citizens of Juneau County since 1994 as the UW-Extension Agriculture Agent. The majority of Craig’s work falls into the areas of Dairy, Forages/Grazing and Horticulture. Craig has focused much of his Dairy programming on foraging, feeding and one-on-one consultations. Juneau is one of seven counties that make up the Central […]

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Matt Lippert

Matt Lippert has provided programming to the residents of Wood County since 2003 as the UW-Extension Agriculture Agent.   He also provides programming across seven Central Wisconsin Counties as part of the Central Wisconsin Agriculture Specialization (CWAS) group as the Dairy and Cranberry production specialist. The Central Wisconsin Dairy Series is a program Matt offers at […]

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Rhonda Gildersleeve

Dr. Rhonda Gildersleeve, UW-Extension Grazing Specialist, provides research-based educational programming and information for Wisconsin’s pasture-based dairy and livestock producers in cooperation with local UW-Extension agents as well as other government agency partners and non-profit organizations. Rhonda was promoted to Professor (2014) in the Department of Agriculture and Life Sciences based on her scholarly contributions to […]

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Mark Hagedorn

Mark Hagedorn served as Brown County’s Agriculture Educator from 2006 to 2013 and is currently serving in the same capacity in Eau Claire County. During this time he has developed programs focusing in areas of: dairy modernization and management, dairy crop management, and strategies for improved rural/urban agricultural awareness. When Mark arrived in Brown County […]

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Adam Hady (2012)

  Adam Hady has served as the Richland County Agricultural Agent since 2004. Adam’s program has focused on dairy and livestock production, farm business and decision making, and addressing the non-traditional agricultural producer. Adam’s professional background in poultry production and the scholarly work that he has conducted has earned him the respect similar to that […]

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Aerica Bjurstrom

Aerica began her UW-Extension career in January 2007 as Dairy and Livestock Agent for both Kewaunee and Door County. Kewaunee County agriculture generates approximately $490 million dollars annually, and has experienced a growing dairy industry in the past decade. Both Kewaunee and Door Counties also have a number of farms that raise livestock other than […]

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Ryan Sterry (2011)

UW-Extension Agriculture Agent Ryan Sterry has served in two bordering, yet unique counties early in his Extension career. Ryan first served in Polk County from 2006 to 2010, and has been serving St. Croix County since August of 2010. There is great diversity in agricultural production in both counties, making it a challenge to tailor […]

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Zen Miller

Zen Miller (2011)

Dairy farm modernization and expansion has flourished in Outagamie County, with a growing demand for skilled workers to help milk and care for the 38,000+ dairy cows.   Outagamie is one of the leading milk producing counties in the US, and a key component of the local, regional and statewide economy. In response, Zen helped lead […]

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Jason Fischbach

Jason Fischbach, UW-Extension Agriculture Agent, is working with agricultural producers and community partners to diversify and revitalize the agricultural economy of Ashland and Bayfield County. Jason has worked extensively with the Bayfield fruit growers to help them implement the Bayfield Fruit Growers Initiative.  He has helped the fruit growers adopt integrated pest management, resulting in […]

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