1DairyThe Dairy Team strengthens the competitiveness of Wisconsin’s $43.5 billion dairy industry through statewide leadership in education and research.

The University of Wisconsin-Extension Dairy Modernization Team helped 1,804 dairy producers consider modernization options and management practices last year. These new facilities are increasing profitability and easing the back-breaking labor of milking cows.

More information can be found on the Dairy Team website

Workgroups / Special Projects

Contact: David Kammel

  • Dairies in Transition: project encouraging farm efficiency and profitability for the small dairy
  • Dairy Curriculum
  • Heifer Management

Cow Care and Management
Contact: Victor Cabrera

  • Midwest Herd Health Conference
  • Publications: Johne’s Disease, Five C’s of Healthy Calves

Team Info

Matt Akins
ARS Marshfield Dairy Science Educator
(715) 384-9459


Mark Hagedorn
Eau Claire County Dairy Agriculture Educator
(715) 839-4712


Coach: Paul Fricke