Ohio State Personnel with Dairy Expertise

Columbus and Wooster Campus Personnel: 

Valente Alvarez (614) 292-7765 
Food Science & Technology
Food Industries Center
Dairy Products & Processing 

Bonnie Ayars (614) 688-3143
Animal Sciences
Extension Associate, Dairy

Luciana da Costa (614) 247-8145
Vererinary Precentive Medicine
Milk Quality

Maurice Eastridge (614) 688-3059 
Animal Sciences 

Benjamin Enger (330) 263-3801
Animal Sciences
Mammary Health and Physiology

Jeffrey Firkins (614) 688-3089 
Animal Sciences 

Jessica Pempek (614) 292-6099
Animal Sciences
Animal Welfare

Gustavo Schuenemann (614) 292-9453
Veterinary Preventive Medicine
Animal Health and Reproduction

Sherry Smith (330) 465-2376
Animal Sciences 
Extension Associate, 4-H Dairy

Mark Sulc (614) 292-9084 
Horticulture and Crop Science 
Forage Production 

Agricultural Technical Institute:

Royce Thornton (330) 287-1373
Animal Genetics  and Herd Management

Shaun Wellert (330) 287-1352
Animal Health and Management

Haley Zynda (330) 462-6321
Herd Management

County and Field Specialist Personnel: 

Glen Arnold (419) 235-4724
Extension Field Specialist, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Manure Nutrient Management Systems

Lee Beers (330) 638-6783
Extension Educator, Trumbull County
Forage Management

Sam Custer (937) 548-5215
Interim Director, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Herd Management

Taylor Dill (937) 569-5000
Extension Educator, Darke County

Peggy Kirk Hall (614) 247-7898
Extension Field Specialist, Columbus
Agricultural and Resource Law

Jamie Hampton (419) 910-6062
Extension Educator, Auglaize County
Pasture Management, Cover Crops

Jason Hartschuh (419) 562-8731
Extension Field Specialist, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Dairy Farm Management and Precision Livestock

David Marrison (740) 722-6073
Extension Field Specialist, Agriculture and Natural Resources 
Farm Financial Management

Ryan McMichael (567) 290-6568
Exension Educator, Mercer County
Farm Management

Matthew Schmerge (937) 492-7240
Extension Educator, Shelby County

Chris Zoller (330) 339-2337
Extension Educator, Tuscarawas County 
Human Resource Management and Farm Transition

Barry Ward (614) 688-3959
Assistant Professor, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Production Business Management