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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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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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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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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Dan O’Neil

Dan O’Neil is the Ozaukee County UW-Extension Agriculture Agent. He has served the residents there since 1982. Dan’s major program areas include Master Gardener training and youth livestock production. The Ozaukee Master Gardener program has grown to one of the larger groups in the state under Dan’s leadership. Membership has grown to around 190 active […]

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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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Bill Halfman

Bill Halfman is an accomplished agricultural agent for Monroe County. His work in beef production and agronomy have been recognized within Monroe County as well as throughout the state. Bill has been the driving force for the beef team. His outstanding work in developing numerous factsheets and spreadsheet tools have helped producers develop cost analysis […]

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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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Joe Stellato

Joseph Stellato

Joe Stellato, UW-Extension Educator in Shawano County, spends much of his time and outreach work focused on youth development programs.  As one of the top agricultural counties in WI, Joe serves as both advisor and teacher for many 4H dairy and livestock project activities.  While fitting and showing have historically been the focus of local […]

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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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