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Winter Learning Series
Ruminant Nutrition (not even 101!)

Mar 31, 2021 12:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Elaina Enzien
Dairy, Livestock & Forage Crops Field Specialist @University of New Hampshire
Elaina joined the Food and Agriculture team as Program Assistant in October of 2015 and in May 2017 she was promoted to Field Specialist in Rockingham County. As a member of the Dairy, Livestock, and Forage Crops Team, Elaina works directly with livestock producers to help improve low-stress livestock handling techniques, facilities for efficiency, animal comfort and welfare, and pasture and grazing management. She also works to empower beginner and women farmers as they get started in their agriculture business through whole farm planning and her role as an Annie’s Project Facilitator. A New Hampshire native, she spent most of her time working on farms raising a variety of crops and livestock. This work inspired her to pursue a BS in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems from UNH. This allowed her the opportunity to study in New Zealand, Ireland, and Panama where she deepened her knowledge in agriculture ecosystems and practices that encourage environmental conservation.
Rick Kersbergen
Extension Professor, Sustainable Dairy and Forage Systems @University of Maine
Rick Kersbergen is an Extension Professor with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension His primary focus for the last 20 years has been sustainable dairy and forage systems. Rick is a Certified Crop Advisor with the American Society of Agronomy and collaborates with numerous organizations, including the Maine Grass Farmers Network, the Maine Organic Milk Producers, the Maine Dairy Industry Association and other producer and commodity groups. Rick is also currently serving as the Educational Coordinator for the Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship Program in Maine and is an instructor for the NRCS NEDC Pasture Ecology II class.