Ydstie named Vita Plus dairy consultant and businesses development specialist

Posted on March 4, 2022 in Company News
(Madison, Wis.) – Jonathan Ydstie recently joined Vita Plus as a dairy consultant and business development specialist in South Dakota, working with farms along the I-29 corridor.  He will utilize his experience as a large-herd dairy manager and his extensive industry experience to help provide high-quality diet formulation, management expertise, and customized solutions to help dairy producers reach their production and management goals.

Letelier named Vita Plus dairy nutritionist and technical services specialist

Posted on March 4, 2022 in Company News
(Madison, Wis.) – Dr. Paulina Letelier recently joined Vita Plus as a dairy nutritionist and technical services specialist. She will provide nutrition and management consulting to dairy producers throughout northeast Wisconsin.  Additionally, Letelier will provide field-driven technical support for fellow Vita Plus consultants in the region.

Kurth named Vita Plus dairy specialist

Posted on March 4, 2022 in Company News
(Madison, Wis.) – Chandler Kurth recently joined Vita Plus as a dairy specialist in Minnesota and South Dakota.  He will utilize cutting-edge ration formulation software to provide high-quality rations and solutions to help dairy producers reach their production goals.  In addition, Kurth will remain up-to-date on industry research and technologies to serve customers now and in the future. 

Auger named Vita Plus grain merchandising manager

Posted on March 4, 2022 in Company News
(Madison, Wis.) – Brad Auger recently joined Vita Plus as grain merchandising manager.  He will work with all Vita Plus facilities across the Midwest to fulfill grain needs for the feed business while focusing on grain origination, merchandising and risk management through effective hedging.  Auger will also work directly with farmers, helping them navigate the volatile, ever-changing marketplace. 

McCary named Vita Plus forage account manager

Posted on November 1, 2021 in Company News
(Madison, Wis.) – Cody McCary recently joined Vita Plus as a forage account manager. As a member of the forage technical team, McCary will contribute to the growth of the Vita Plus forage program while serving customers and providing technical expertise to Vita Plus staff across Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan. McCary earned a bachelor’s

Connelly named Vita Plus dairy nutritionist and technical services specialist

Posted on October 7, 2021 in Company News
(Madison, Wis.) – Dr. Meghan Connelly recently joined Vita Plus as a dairy nutritionist and technical services specialist.  Connelly is starting in Madison, Wisconsin, working on special research and technical projects.  Long-term, she will be based in eastern Minnesota, providing nutrition and management expertise to help dairy producers reach their production goals.  Connelly will remain

Irwin Named Vita Plus Columbus Dairy Specialist (June 2021)

Posted on June 10, 2021 in Company News
(Madison, Wis.) – Brock Irwin recently joined the Vita Plus Columbus team as a dairy specialist.  Based in Columbus, Wisconsin, Irwin will provide nutrition and management expertise to help dairy producers reach their production goals.  In addition, he will remain up to date on cutting-edge technologies to better serve customers now and in the future.

Vita Plus Loyal and Vita Plus Kennan Name Agricultural Scholarship Winners (May 2021)

Posted on May 11, 2021 in Company News
(Loyal, Wis.) – Vita Plus Loyal and Vita Plus Kennan have proudly selected five high school seniors as recipients of the 2021 “Our Future is Agriculture” scholarships.  This program recognizes deserving students with long-term career interests in agriculture.  Students must plan to enroll in an accredited vocational/technical institute, community college, or four-year college or university that offers an academic major in an agriculture-related field. 

Blackburn Named Vita Plus Agronomy and Forage Specialist (April 2021)

Posted on April 27, 2021 in Company News
(Madison, Wis.) – Ashley Blackburn recently joined Vita Plus as an agronomy and forage specialist.  Based in Loyal and Kennan, Wisconsin, Blackburn will provide on-farm agronomy expertise across all areas including nutrient management plans, fertilizer application and spraying.  In addition, she will work closely with members of the Vita Plus Loyal and Vita Plus Kennan teams to share her forage expertise and support forage product sales with area farmers and custom harvesters. 

Kruse Named Vita Plus Dairy Specialist (April 2021)

Posted on April 6, 2021 in Company News
(Madison, Wis.) – Alan Kruse recently joined Vita Plus as a dairy specialist in eastern Iowa.  He will utilize cutting-edge ration formulation software to provide high-quality rations and solutions to help dairy producers reach their production goals.  In addition, Kruse will remain up to date on industry research and technologies to serve customers now and

Olthof Selected as Vita Plus Dairy Nutrition and Management Fellowship Student at Michigan State University (February 2021)

Posted on February 3, 2021 in Company News

(Madison, Wis.) Lynn Olthof was recently selected as the Vita Plus dairy nutrition and management fellowship student at Michigan State University (MSU).  Olthof is the seventh student to participate in the program.  She will spend two summers and four semesters earning her master’s degree in dairy science while simultaneously gaining experience in dairy nutrition and management consulting.  Vita Plus will fund the credits throughout the duration of the experience in return for the research and project support she will provide.

Vita Plus Announces New Staff Roles

Posted on January 28, 2021 in Company News

(Madison, Wis.) – Four Vita Plus employee owners will take on new roles and responsibilities within the company.  The strategic changes will position Vita Plus for continued growth and success as it provides feed, nutrition, and management expertise to dairy and livestock producers.  In addition, Alan Gunderson will retire from his role as Vita Plus vice president of sales and marketing.

Belz Named Vita Plus Safety Manager (January 2021)

Posted on January 11, 2021 in Company News

​(Madison, Wis.) – Chris Belz was recently named Vita Plus safety manager.  Based in Madison, Wisconsin, Belz will develop, evaluate and implement safety standards in compliance with federal regulations for all Vita Plus facilities and employee owners.  Belz will also train employees on these safety standards and provide safety resources for customers and staff.

Tramburg Named Vita Plus Vice President of Operations (November 2020)

Posted on November 20, 2020 in Company News

(Madison, Wis.) – John Tramburg was recently named Vita Plus vice president of operations.  Based in Madison, Wisconsin, Tramburg will provide leadership for all areas related to operations at Vita Plus facilities, including customer service, manufacturing, distribution and safety.  Additionally, Tramburg will manage the private transportation fleet as well as analyze all capital expenditure proposals and strategic investments to help Vita Plus better serve customers. 

Carlson Named Vita Plus Dairy Nutritionist and Technical Services Specialist (October 2020)

Posted on October 28, 2020 in Company News

​(Madison, Wis.) – Dr. David Carlson recently joined Vita Plus as a dairy nutritionist and technical services specialist.  Based in Madison, Wisconsin, Carlson will provide technical support for Vita Plus field staff, dealers, and customers in southern Wisconsin, northern Illinois, and eastern Iowa.  In addition, Carlson will remain up to date on current research and technologies to lead dairy nutrition and management training initiatives.

Trudeau Named Vita Plus Swine Nutritionist (October 2020)

Posted on October 16, 2020 in Company News

(Madison, Wis.) – Michaela (Mickie) Trudeau recently joined Vita Plus as a swine nutritionist.  Based in Madison, Wisconsin, Trudeau will help design and coordinate research trials, as well as evaluate ingredients and formulations used in Vita Plus swine products.  As a member of the swine technical services team, Trudeau will also provide technical leadership and expertise to Vita Plus field staff, dealers, and customers.