TitleSDSU Extension Dairy Field Specialist
Mailing AddressSDSU Extension Watertown Regional Center
1910 West Kemp Avenue
Watertown, SD 57201-3048
BiographyTo work with learning communities within the dairy industry providing expertise and resources to address the needs of the dairy industry.
EducationM.S. Administrative Studies - Human Resource Management, 2014; University of South Dakota; Vermillion, SD.
B.S., Dairy Production and Dairy Manufacturing, 1989: South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD.
Academic Interests/ExpertiseHuman Resource Management, Agriculture/Dairy Production/Livestock Production
- Dairy Extension Field Specialist
Extension ResponsibilitiesTo work with learning communities within the dairy industry providing expertise and resources to address the needs of the dairy industry.
Awards and Honors2018 - SDSU Professional Staff Advisory Council - Excellence in One's Professional Role
2016 - South Dakota Dairy Producers Friend of the Industry Award
2010- Director of Extension Award of Excellence for "Outstanding Multi-Disciplinary Effort"
2009- Excelence in Extension Award Winner - Ag Employee Management Conference
2009- NACAA Distinguished Service Award for South Dakota
2007- Deans You Make A Difference Award, SDSU Cooperative Extension Service
2007- Epsilon Sigma Phi's Mid-Career Service Award
2001- NACAA Achievement Award of Excellence
1999- Dean and Directors Award of Excellence
1998- Outstanding County Extension Agent by the S.D. Association of County Weed & Pest Boards
1993- Deans Award of Excellence for outstanding "Agricultural Program Work in the Dairy Area"
Grants2018 - Midwest Dairy – Dairy Ambassador Coordinator Contracted Services- $3,500
2017 - SARE Grant – Forage Fiesta Field Day = $5,500
2017 - Enogen- Syngenta Contracted Services Grant = $12,250
2016 - SARE Grant – I-29 Moo University Fall Dairy Tour = $5,000
2015 - SARE Grant – Livestock Decision Tool = $5,000,
2017 SDSU Extension Ag Program Leader Funds – Livestock Decision Tool = $17,000
2014-2018 Mid-west Dairy Association Grants for Dairy Fest = $750/year
2012 -North Central Risk Management Education Center Grant = $49,390
Professional MembershipsSDCAA - South Dakota County Agricultural Agents
NACAA - National Association of County Agricultural Agents
Work ExperienceGrant County Extension Agent 1989 - 1993
Land O' Lakes Livestock Production Specialist 1993-1994
Grant County Extension Agent 1995-2000
Kingsbury County Extension Educator 2000-2011
Creative ActivitiesAgriculture Employee Workshops
I 29 Moo University - Multi-state Extension Collaboration
iGrow Dairy Webpage Coordinator
SD Dairy Ambassador Coordinator