CHAZY, N.Y. — Allen Wilder has recently joined Miner Institute’s research team as a forage agronomist. Wilder grew up in the Champlain Islands of northern Vermont. He has an Associate’s degree in Agribusiness Management from Vermont Technical College and both a Bachelor and a Master of Science degree from the University of Vermont. As a University of Vermont undergraduate student, Wilder attended the residential Advanced Dairy Management Program at Miner Institute in 2017. The Institute is pleased to welcome him back to join our staff.
Wilder has been engaged in crop production since high school. His research interests include forage crop fermentation, storage, and utilization as well as traditional agronomic interests. Wilder has hit the ground running working on several projects looking at corn varieties, oxygen barrier film comparisons, and using drone technology to calculate silage volume.
“With our long-standing focus on dairy cattle nutrition and environmental stewardship, Allen’s forage expertise fits perfectly and will allow us to lead the way in developing sustainable forage systems for dairy farmers,” said Miner Institute President Dr. Rick Grant.
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