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April 2008

Dairy Educator Cullens Makes New Addition to MSU Dairy Team

Jacob McCarthy
Dept. Animal Science

The Michigan State University Extension Dairy Team has a new member, Faith M. Cullens. Cullens will serve dairy producers in Clinton, Gratiot, and Shiawassee Counties beginning May 1.

“I think Faith brings a temendous amount of private industry experience coupled with a sincere commitment to Michigan’s dairy industry that will allow us to build upon our past success in providing educational programs to our local farmers,” said David Ivan, Clinton County Extension Director.

Cullens comes to MSU Extension from Cargill, Inc., where she has worked as a sales advisor, formulating rations and performing on-farm trouble-shooting and other duties since 2005. Cullens earned a Bachelors degree in Zoology and Animal Science at MSU, researching dairy nutrition issues with Dairy Team member Dr. Michael Allen as her advisor. For her masters degree in Animal Science, Cullens went on the University of Florida, where she continued to study dairy cattle feeding practices.

“We’re very excited about her experience in dairy nutrition and her passion of working with producers of all sizes helping everyone be successful,” said Gratiot Country Extension Director Dan Rossman. “Our dairy industry is strong here in our area and we’re pleased to have someone of her caliber to work with the producers and the industry to make our dairy industry even stronger.”





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