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Research & Extension

Craig Altemose

Altemose, Craig

Role In Sustainable Dairy Cropping Systems:

  • Coordinate outreach efforts
  • Do systems analysis of our farming practices

Penn State Cooperative Extension Director for Centre County
Phone: 814-355-4897
Email: cea10@psu.edu

Doug Beegle

Beegle, Doug

Role In Sustainable Dairy Cropping Systems:

  • Develop our manure management strategy
  • Assess nutrient losses from these cropping systems

Professor of Agronomy / Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management Specialist
Department of Plant Science at Penn State
Phone: 814-863-1016
Email: dbb@psu.edu

Sarah Cornelisse

Cornelisse, Sarah

Role In Sustainable Dairy Cropping Systems:

  • Economic Analysis

Senior Extension Associate
Phone: 814-863-8645
Email: sar243@psu.edu

Bill Curran

Curran, Bill

Role In Sustainable Dairy Cropping Systems:

  • Provide oversight for our weed cover crop management investigations
  • Advise project team on herbicide application needs

Professor of Weed Management
Department of Plant Science at Penn State
Phone: 814-863-1014
Email: wcurran@psu.edu

Curtis Dell

Dell, Curtis

Role In Sustainable Dairy Cropping Systems:

  • Provide technical guidance in the areas of carbon and nitrogen cycling and greenhouse gas emissions

Research Soil Scientist
USDA-ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Unit, University Park, PA
Phone: 814-863-0948
Email: Curtis.dell@ars.usda.gov

Ronald Hoover

Hoover, Ron

Role In Sustainable Dairy Cropping Systems:

  • Communicate to and from the project advisory panel
  • Package and disseminate knowledge gleaned from this project to the wider dairy community

Coordinator of On-Farm Research
Department of Plant Science at Penn State
Phone: 814-865-6672
Email: rjh7@psu.edu

Jeff Hyde

Hyde, Jeff

Role In Sustainable Dairy Cropping Systems:

  • Evaluate economic efficiencies of our dairy cropping systems
  • Provide sound recommendations to producers who will use the information to make future management decisions

Agricultural Economist
Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education at Penn State
Phone: 814-865-5666
Email: jeffhyde@psu.edu

Virginia Ishler

Ishler, Virginia

Role In Sustainable Dairy Cropping Systems:

  • Evaluate crop rotations and the resulting tonnage harvested to estimate feed inventory for a small-sized dairy farm milking 60 cows and raising 70 replacement animals
  • Evaluate forage quality and estimate animal performance using the 2001 NRC and the Cornell, Penn, Minor ration formulation model

Manager of the Penn State Dairy Complex / Nutrient Management Specialist with Dairy Alliance
Department of Animal Science at Penn State
Phone: 814-863-3912
Email: vishler@psu.edu

Heather Karsten

Karsten, Heather

Role In Sustainable Dairy Cropping Systems:

  • Lead agronomy research and multi-indicator performance analysis of the cropping systems
  • Contribute to producing educational materials from this project

Lead Director for Penn State Dairy Cropping Systems Project /Agroecologist / Associate Professor
Department of Plant Science at Penn State
Phone: 814-863-3179
Email: hdk3@psu.edu

Peter Kleinman

Kleinman, Peter

Role In Sustainable Dairy Cropping Systems:

  • Lead and coordinate environmental assessment activities with Dr. Dell, particularly related to waste quality
  • Coordinate manure management activities with Dr. Beegle

Lead Scientist of Team Investigating Nutrient and Watershed Management
USDA-ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Unit, University Park, PA
Phone: 814-865-3184
Email: pjk9@psu.edu

Roger Koide

Koide, Roger

Role In Sustainable Dairy Cropping Systems:

  • Coordinating research on the effects of cropping strategy on mycorrhizal fungi and their impacts on soil carbon sequestration

Professor of Horticultural Ecology
Department of Plant Science at Penn State
Phone: 814-863-0710
Email: rxk13@psu.edu

Glenna Malcolm

Malcolm, Glenna

Role In Sustainable Dairy Cropping Systems:

  • Post-doctoral Researcher (PhD in Ecology)
  • Project Manager

Post-doctoral Research Associate
Department of Plant Science at Penn State
Phone: 814-867-3021
Email: gmm193@psu.edu

 

Tom Richard

Richard, Tom

Role In Sustainable Dairy Cropping Systems:

  • Integrate experimental data into whole-farm models of these cropping systems to quantify inputs (fuel, fertilizer, herbicides, etc) and outputs (crops, livestock, erosion, leachate)
  • Evaluate nutrient and energy balances, greenhouse gas emissions, and other ecosystem impacts and services these farming systems can provide

Director of Penn State’s Institutes of Energy and the Environment (PSIEE)
Director of Penn State’s Biomass Energy Center
Associate Professor
Department of Ag and Biological Engineering Department at Penn State
Phone: 814-865-3722
Email: trichard@psu.edu

John Tooker

Tooker, John

Role In Sustainable Dairy Cropping Systems:

  • Sample insect populations and provide advice on pest management options
  • Research how the diversified rotations and different management tactics will influence the populations of herbivorous pest species and their natural enemies (i.e. predators and parasitoids)

Faculty Member / Extension Specialist
Department of Entomology at Penn State
Phone: 814-865-7082
Email: tooker@psu.edu