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UW-RF Prof Named UW-Extension Coordinator

By Jenny Bjelland
UW-RF News Bureau

JAN. 28, 2005--Dennis Cooper, a dairy science professor at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, was named the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension Coordinator for the UW-RF College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences.

Since 1986 Cooper has been a Cooperative Extension specialist providing programs in human resource management for dairy farmers and others as well as grazing and dairy nutrition. He will continue those responsibilities as well as those of the Extension coordinator.

As coordinator, his new responsibilities include acting as a liaison between the UW Cooperative Extension and its specialists at UW-RF, CAFES Leadership Group, administration, faculty and staff. He will also chair the UW Cooperative Extension meetings and assist with its internal and external communication efforts.

Other UW Cooperative Extension specialists at UW-RF include faculty members Alicia Acken, Larry Baumann, Brenda Boetel, Dennis Cosgrove, Gregg Hadley, Paul Kivlin, Brian Smith, David Trechter, Purnendu Vasavada, Laura Walsh, who nominated Cooper for the three-year term.

UW Cooperative Extension is a statewide outreach program that is funded cooperatively by county, state and federal governments and includes county agents as well as extension specialists through the state.

Cooper holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in animal science with emphases in ruminant nutrition, physiology and agricultural economics from the University of Minnesota. He is a member of the American Dairy Science Association and has taught courses in applied feeds, advanced nutrition and dairy cattle nutrition at UW-RF for the past 19 years.

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