The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension welcomes two new Dairy Outreach Specialists positioned to amplify outreach and education for Wisconsin’s dairy industry.
As the dairy state, it is crucial for Wisconsin to have accessible resources that highlight the latest research and innovations for producers, workers, consultants and other industry representatives. Carolina Pinzón and Faith Reyes have been hired to build research-driven programming and education to ensure the continued success of Wisconsin’s dairy industry. Extension’s Outreach Specialist positions are designed to specialize in specific topic areas in order to support agriculture issues with a targeted approach. Learn more about Carolina and Faith below.
Carolina Pinzón- Dairy Outreach Specialist
Carolina holds a bachelor’s degree in animal science from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and a master’s degree in Dairy Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to joining Extension, Carolina gained valuable experience working in various roles within the dairy industry, including coordinating global training programs, providing bilingual support as a training specialist, and offering customized training programs as an independent consultant. When Carolina was an Outreach Specialist at Michigan State University, she collaborated on the development of an online antibiotic benchmark tool and created educational videos as part of the Antibiotic Stewardship Project.
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Faith Reyes – Dairy Outreach Specialist
Faith earned her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls. She obtained her Master of Science in Animal Science from Colorado State University and completed her PhD in Dairy Science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Faith is based in northwestern, Wisconsin where she grew up. Prior to joining Extension, Faith conducted applied research on the impacts of resource competition on behavior and feed efficiency, grouping strategies, and disbudding in dairy cattle, as well as liver abscesses in feedlot cattle. In this new role, Faith will serve as a bridge between the novel research taking place at the university level and the dairy industry by communicating research outcomes and applicable on-farm solutions.
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The Extension Agriculture Institute connects Wisconsin’s agriculture community to university research. The five program areas; Agriculture Water Quality, Crops and Soils, Dairy and Livestock, Farm Management, and Horticulture provide resources that promote economic and environmental sustainability in Wisconsin. Learn more about these program areas at: extension.wisc.edu/agriculture