UNH Cooperative Extension welcomes Sarah Allen to the Food and Agriculture Team as a Dairy Specialist. Sarah will work out of the Merrimack County office, with statewide responsibilities to the dairy farmers of New Hampshire. Sarah comes to Extension after working as a dairy consultant for Purina Animal Nutrition in Western New York.
Sarah holds a doctorate from North Carolina State University, in which she focused on research in mycotoxin mitigation, milk quality, and milk fatty acids. Sarah is not new to Extension, as she worked closely with the North Carolina Dairy Extension team, providing one-on-one assistance to dairy producers. Sarah also worked closely with 4-H and FFA programs. Of her new role with UNH Extension, Sarah says, “I am excited to return to my roots in extension. The New Hampshire dairy community has been incredibly welcoming, and I am very excited to begin this role.”
In her role here in New Hampshire, Sarah will support New Hampshire dairy farmers of all sizes. John Porter, Dairy Specialist Emeritus says, ““It is great having Sarah on board. I’ve been trying to patch things together for the past three years and it is exciting to see her take hold, visit the farmers, and start to develop an educational vision for the Dairy Specialist position.”
Sarah also has an office on the UNH campus in Durham at the Keener Dairy Center, where she will be directly linked to dairy science research and teaching at the university. Pete Erickson, Extension Dairy Specialist and Professor states, “Sarah brings new and innovative knowledge which will benefit our state’s dairy producers. Her background in the feed industry will help dairy producers understand how important adequate cattle diets are to the health, welfare, and performance is to the success of this vital industry.”
Please join us in welcoming Sarah to UNH Extension!