BATH, N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Program (SWNYDLFC) is excited to welcome Camila Lage as their program’s Dairy Management Specialist. Camila will be working on research and outreach related to dairy herd health and management, calf and heifer rearing, milk quality, nutrition, and improving efficiency and environmental sustainability of dairies. You can reach Camila by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 607-422-6788.
Camila grew up in the largest milk producing state of Brazil. She graduated as a Veterinarian from the Federal University of Minas Gerais – Brazil, where she also got her MSc. and Ph.D. in Animal Science with a focus on calf rearing. Camila spent 2 years of her Ph.D. program at Penn State as a visiting scholar, working with Dairy Nutrition, especially related to protein nutrition. Camila then worked as a Postdoc at the University of California-Davis, where she worked with the economic opportunities of implementing automatic milking technologies in dairy farms. She is looking forward to working with producers in the area and connecting the agricultural industry to Cornell resources.
“Camila brings such a wide range of experiences to our program,” said Katelyn Walley-Stoll, SWNYDLFC Team Leader and Farm Business Management Specialist. “We’ve been visiting farms and welcoming her to the region, she’s already got some great ideas about programming and is looking to learn more about the specific needs of our region’s 680+ dairy producers.”
The Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program is the newest Cornell Cooperative Extension regional program and covers Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Steuben Counties. Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops regional specialists work with Cornell faculty and Extension educators to address the issues that influence the agricultural industry in New York by offering educational programming and research based information to agricultural producers, growers, and agribusinesses in the Southwestern New York Region. Camila Lage joins Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Business Management Specialist, and Amy Barkley, Livestock Specialist. The team is also recruiting a Field Crops Specialist.
SWNYDLFC is a partnership between Cornell University and the CCE Associations of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Steuben counties. Their team includes Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Farm Business Management (716-640-0522); Amy Barkley, Livestock Management (716-640-0844); and Camila Lage, Dairy Management (607-422-6788). CCE is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities.
–Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Farm Business Management Specialist
with the SWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program
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