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Northeast Dairy Nutrition Webinar Series

Thank you to all those who joined our webinar series and to our featured speakers! In case you did not make it to the sessions, you can watch the recordings below.


Ed Gallagher, President, Dairy Farmers of America Risk Management

As president of DFA Risk Management, Ed leads the DFA division that offers price risk management programs to members, DFA-owned plants and customers and that offers the Federal Dairy Revenue Protection insurance program. Ed has worked in the dairy industry his whole life, having been raised on his family’s dairy farm in central New York. He spent 13 years at the Northeast Milk Market Administrators office and joined Dairylea Cooperative Inc. in 1996 where he served in a variety of senior management roles.He has been in his present role since 2010. Ed is a frequent industry speaker imparting his knowledge of milk pricing, risk management and the dairy industry.He serves on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Agricultural Advisory Committee, the Risk Management Committee for the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, the National Milk Producers Federation Cheese Pricing Task Force and the New York Commissioner of Agriculture’s Milk Marketing Advisory Council. He also has testified before the House and Senate Agriculture Committees on three occasions on milk pricing and risk management issues and has been an expert witness at a variety of milk pricing regulatory and legal matters. He holds a B.S. degree from Cornell University and an M.S. degree from The Ohio State University.

John Rosecrans, Nutritionist and Consultant, Rosecrans Dairy Consulting

John has worked as a consultant to the livestock industry since 1983. In 2002, he formed Rosecrans Dairy Consulting, LLC as a reflection of the concentration of the business moving to a primary focus on dairy over the years. Early in his career John split his time between nutrition consulting and farming. John spent 10 years as Nutritionist, Nutrition and Sales Manager and General Manager for two feed mill operations in the Pacific Northwest, returning to full-time independent consulting in 2001. John’s passion for nutrition and all phases of feed management originated in childhood with his active part in his family’s diversified farming operation in California. After high school, he moved to Oregon and received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Oregon State University in Animal Science. His published Masters research topics include protein supplementation for lactating beef cows, calf growth and behavior and winter forage production practices in the Pacific Northwest.

Dr. Tom Jenkins, Professor Emeritus, Clemson University

Dr. Tom Jenkins attended Penn State University for his B.S. and M.S. degrees and received a Ph.D. at Cornell University. After a postdoc at The Ohio State University, he then moved to Clemson University where he continued work on dairy cattle nutrition for over 30 years teaching courses in nutrition and coordinating research on fat feeding and rumen lipid metabolism. Since Dr. Jenkins’ retirement from Clemson University in 2012 he has remained active consulting in dairy nutrition for a number of clients. He has published extensively in scientific journals and conference proceedings and has given numerous invited presentations across more than a dozen countries on lipid metabolism in dairy cattle and the practical aspects of fat feeding. Dr. Jenkins has received numerous awards from Clemson University and The American D

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