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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
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
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.
Tuesday, 22-Jun-2010 16:21:19 Central Daylight Time