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.

Making a Difference one Community at a Time

Posted on September 24, 2020 in Company News

Vita Plus employee owners not only serve livestock farms in rural communities throughout the Midwest, but they also live and raise their families in those communities. Bob Hagenow, Jon Rasmussen, and Trace Lopez are three employee owners who log many service hours every year, provide leadership to various organizations and service projects, contribute to the agriculture industry, and use their passions to make a positive difference.

Intern with Vita Plus

Posted on September 24, 2020 in Company News

Vita Plus has offered several dairy technology, nutrition and management internships to students in past years. These internships focus on specific projects and give students independent responsibilities, as well as opportunities, to collaborate with and learn from Vita Plus staff, dairy producers, and industry peers.

Flack Named Vita Plus Lanark Livestock Specialist (September 2020)

Posted on September 10, 2020 in Company News

(Madison, Wis.) – Kelly Flack was recently named a Vita Plus Lanark livestock specialist.  In this role, Flack will work closely with dairy, beef, and youngstock producers in the Lanark area to understand their production goals and provide industry-leading feed, nutrition, and management expertise.  Working closely with her Vita Plus teammates, Flack will provide on-farm technical support and the latest in research and technologies to help farms achieve long-term success. 

Lewton Named Vita Plus Swine Technical Sales Manager (September 2020)

Posted on September 3, 2020 in Company News

(Madison, Wis.) – Jaron Lewton recently joined Vita Plus as an eastern region swine technical sales manager.  Based in Indiana, Lewton will use his nursery research and sow management experience to provide farm-specific nutrition and management solutions.  He will also provide leadership for Vita Plus swine team members and dealers to help serve customers in eastern Indiana and Ohio. 

McLain Named Vita Plus Dairy Specialist (September 2020)

Posted on September 1, 2020 in Company News

(Madison, Wis.) – Kyle McLain recently joined Vita Plus as a dairy specialist in northern Wisconsin.  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, McLain will stay up to date on current industry research to provide on-farm technical support for the northern Wisconsin dairy team.

Mitchell Named Vita Plus Calf and Heifer Specialist (June 2020)

Posted on June 19, 2020 in Company News

(Madison, Wis.) – Dr. Lucas Mitchell recently joined Vita Plus as a calf and heifer specialist.  Based in Indiana, Mitchell will provide on-farm support with sales staff in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio for all calf- and heifer-related projects.  He will also work closely with members of the Vita Plus calf team to utilize current research and provide custom solutions to help dairy producers’ meet their calf and heifer program goals.

Students to Gain Dairy Nutrition Experience with Vita Plus this Summer (June 2020)

Posted on June 3, 2020 in Company News

(Madison, Wis.) – Two students will gain experience in dairy management and the feed industry as Vita Plus interns this summer.  Brock Irwin and Vanessa Roberts will work on different teams and focus on specific projects for the duration of the summer while learning the values of Vita Plus.

Making a difference with Serving Customers & Rural Communities Projects (April 2020)

Posted on April 30, 2020 in Company News

Vita Plus employee owners and facilities have been working hard to identify opportunities to make a difference in the communities where they and their customers live and work.  We're keeping track of all the ongoing Vita Plus Serving Customers & Rural Communities Projects here.

Vita Plus commits $100,000 to support dairy and livestock producers and rural communities (April 2020)

Posted on April 24, 2020 in Company News

(Madison, Wis.) –Vita Plus is committed to serving dairy and livestock farms and rural communities across the Upper Midwest during the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent dairy and livestock market challenges.  As part of this commitment, Vita Plus announces the launch of the Serving Customers & Rural Communities Project.  Through this project, Vita Plus will contribute $100,000 to support food security initiatives in rural communities.