If you have any questions regarding Livestock please contact:
Extension – Grant County
916 E. Elm Street, Suite A
Lancaster, WI 53813
The University of Wisconsin – Division of Extension is moving to a Regional Agricultural
Educators staffing model across the state. These positions will provide research-based
education to dairy, livestock and crop producers by assessing the needs of farmers in their
region and design and deliver educational programming and services to meet those needs.
Dairy, Livestock, and Crop production are the largest agricultural industries in the Southwest
area of Wisconsin. The Regional Agriculture Educators have specializations in these areas and
will offer their expertise to serve those industries and producers. Regional Agriculture Educators
• Design and deliver educational meetings and field days in a four county region that
includes; Grant, Green, Iowa and Lafayette Counties.
• Provide consultation on production challenges to farmers and agricultural consultants.
• Contribute to outreach opportunities on agricultural topics through; workshops, virtual
trainings, symposiums, websites, social media, and publications.
• Collaborate with other educators and specialists across the state and region.
• Engage with Agriculture Extension Committees on progress and planning.
We are excited to announce that our region includes; Grant, Green, Iowa, and Lafayette
Counties and will be served by;
Dairy Educator – Jackie McCarville
Livestock Educator – Amanda Cauffman
Crops and Soils Educator – Josh Kamps
Dairy Educator, Jackie McCarville joined Extension in 2017. Her dairy programming will focus on
dairy production management including dairy calves and heifer management, animal husbandry
and well-being, nutrition, and dairy x beef crosses to help dairy producers improve productivity,
profitability, and efficiency while maintaining animal well-being. “I’m excited to bring my passion
and expertise of the dairy industry to our local area.”
Livestock Educator, Amanda Cauffman, joined Extension in 2018. Her educational
programming will focus on Cow/Calf, Feeder Cattle, and Dairy x Beef cross production, Swine
production, Small ruminants such as sheep and goats, as well as pasture management. “The
regional staffing model allows for educators to specialize and develop areas of expertise and
allows for more efficient sharing of unbiased, science based information.”
Crops and Soils Educator, Josh Kamps, joined Extension in 2018. His educational programming
focuses on field crop decision-making that promotes soil health and limits pest resistance.
Specific areas of interest for demonstration and field research include cover cropping, forage
crop rotation, manure processing technology, and weather resiliency practices. “For me the
diversity within agriculture in Southwest WI is the most interesting part of Extension outreach
service. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to work within my specialized area of Crops and
Soils while serving a diverse four county agricultural region,” says Josh.
To contact these Agricultural Educators please contact your local County Extension Office:
Grant County (608) 723-2125, Green County (608) 328-9440, Iowa County (608) 930-9850 and
Lafayette County (608) 776-4820