UD dairy science faculty work together with Cooperative Extension specialists to put research findings in the hands of dairy farmers.
UD faculty and cooperative extension professionals provide assistance to farmers wanting to update their current dairy facilities. Dr. James Glancey, a faculty member with UDís departments of bioresources engineering and mechanical engineering, conducts research to create engineering systems that aid in production agriculture.
Dr. Don Tilmon, UD Extension Specialist, and Dr. Tanya Gressley, dairy science assistant professor, consult with farmers about how improvements to farm management practices have an effect on milk production.
Dairy Extension Program
Communicating results of the latest dairy science research to Delaware’s
agricultural community is a high priority for UD Cooperative Extension.
The CANR has established a multi-disciplinary dairy extension team that
is responsible for technology transfer and assisting dairy farms throughout
the state. Key areas addressed by this Extension team include dairy
nutrition, agronomic aspects of crop production on dairy farms,
engineering systems for housing, feeding, milking, and waste
management, dairy health and reproduction, and the economics of
dairy farming. The team organizes the annual Delmarva Dairy Days
Program, conducts short programs on special topics, and does
regular visits to farms. Newsletters and fact sheets are also
disseminated throughout the state and region.
For more information, visit this website.