6180 West Sanborn Rd, Suite 2
Lake City, MI 49651
Michigan State University Extension
Counties of Primary Responsibility: Berrien, Kent, Lake, Manistee, Mason, Mecosta, Missaukee, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, Ottawa, Van Buren, Wexford
Specific Areas of Interest: Kathy provides a variety of educational programs in her geographic coverage area. She has a specialization in dairy cattle genetics and reproduction.
July 18, 2012 | DairyMetrics program is a useful benchmarking tool for evaluating dairy herd performance.
June 5, 2012 | MSU Extension alfalfa quality field project concludes with final samples from northwest lower Michigan.
May 31, 2012 | MSU Extension has coordinated a short-term field project to collect data to examine the unusual weather's effect on alfalfa quality.
May 8, 2012 | MSU Extension educators have coordinated a short-term field project to assess the effects of this spring’s unusual weather conditions on the growth and quality of alfalfa across Michigan.
February 28, 2012 | An overview of farm animal welfare audit programs recently was presented by James Reynolds through a DAIReXNET webinar.
February 2, 2012 | Selection indexes can simplify the process of choosing service sires for dairy herds.
Dairy Calf and Heifer Association develops standards for animal welfare for dairy calves and heifers
November 15, 2011 | The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association (DCHA) recently developed guidelines for animal welfare for dairy calves and heifers.
October 24, 2011 | More than 1,960 people attended Breakfast on the Farm at the Benthem Brothers Dairy Farm in McBain on Sept. 24.
August 30, 2011 | Dairy producers can access a new Dairy Herd Information (DHI) report to monitor herd performance.
June 28, 2011 | Recent research indicates that the Brix refractometer is an effective tool for measuring quality of bovine colostrum on farms.