Normand is a faculty member in the Department of Animal Sciences with an 80% Extension and 20% research appointment. His primary area of responsibility is dairy herd management. He is a new faculty member in the Department, arriving July 1, 1997. Many of you may have already known Normand prior to his arrival at OSU. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from Universite Laval in Quebec, Canada and the Ph.D. in 1985 from OSU. He worked in the feed and related industries before and after completion of his doctoral degree. His immediate employment prior to becoming a faculty member at OSU was serving as President of two agricultural firms. He brings a lot of human and fiscal resource management skills to the position as well immense knowledge of and experience with the dairy industry. His schedule has been quite packed with speaking engagements since his arrival. He has become a very active member of the Ohio Dairy Team and the OSU Dairy Restructuring Team, and he is the editor of this outstanding newsletter that you presently reading. He is a pleasure to work with, having a sense of humor, high level of motivation, and an ability to get others excited. We welcome him and encourage him to continue to keep the trail ablaze!