Dr. Maurice Eastridge, Extension Dairy Specialist, The Ohio State University
Beginning October 1, 2005, Ms. Laurie Winkelman will begin in the position of Dairy Program Specialist, Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University. She will be taking the position formerly held by Amanda Hargett. Her primary responsibilities will be in organizing and conducting dairy cattle and goat educational programs for adults and youth. Laurie is originally from Watertown, WI and received B.S. degrees in dairy science and agricultural journalism from the University of Wisconsin in 2003. She is nearing the completion of a M.S. degree in ruminant nutrition with Dr. Chris Reynolds in the Department of Animal Sciences at Ohio State University. In addition to growing up on a dairy farm, she brings a tremendous amount of experience in working with the dairy industry and in working with youth. She is a freelance writer for Hoard's Dairyman, and she helped to develop the dairy youth ethics publication "The Rules are Black and White - And They Apply to All Breeds". She assisted in the development of an interactive CD-ROM on "Dairy Cattle Judging Made Easy". She completed an internship in CA with Cargill Animal Nutrition and has worked with the Equity Livestock Cooperative in Johnson Creek, WI. She has been very active in dairy judging as a participant and now as a judge and coach. She is still involved with her family's farm - ask her about her favorite breed (hint: BIG brown cow with about 4% fat and 3.4% protein in milk). She certainly has already established herself as a leader in the dairy industry, and we look forward to her assistance with the dairy programs at Ohio State. You can contact her at: 222C Animal Sciences Building, 2029 Fyffe Court, Columbus, OH 43210-1095, firstname.lastname@example.org, (614) 688-3143, FAX (614) 292-1515.