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PRO-DAIRY welcomes Kirsten Workman as a Nutrient Management and Environmental Sustainability Specialist, beginning in January 2022. 

Workman brings a depth of experience and a strong understanding of how farming and environmental sustainability are inextricably connected. Prior to joining PRO-DAIRY, she worked with farmers in Washington and Vermont for twenty years, helping them improve the nutrient management and environmental sustainability of their farm businesses.

Workman is an effective collaborator and has served on coalitions to devise solutions for water quality, soil health, climate resiliency, policy and regulatory decisions, and public education. She is an experienced educator and most recently served as a senior Agronomy Outreach Professional at the University of Vermont Extension. Workman has investigated, demonstrated techniques, and performed applied research to increase the implementation of conservation practices on dairy farms. Her certifications include Certified Crop Advisor (American Society of Agronomy, Northeast Region CCA) and Vermont Certified Pesticide Applicator (Research & Demonstration and Agricultural-Plant).

Workman has a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from Pacific Lutheran University and a Master of Science in Plant & Soil Science, Agronomy from the University of Vermont.


We are thrilled to welcome Kirsten to the PRO-DAIRY team. We think that she brings a great blend of knowledge and ability to work with farmers, agencies, and the public.
Tom Overton, department chair and professor in Cornell CALS Animal Science and program director for PRO-DAIRY

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