(Madison, Wis.) - Jeff Hoeger recently joined the Vita Plus staff as a dairy nutritionist. Based in eastern Iowa, Hoeger will work with dairy producers and offer nutrition consulting and ration formulation services. He will also assist with forage sampling and farm record analyses. Hoeger graduated with an animal science degree from Cornell University. After
(Madison, Wis.) – Dr. Kevin Ratka recently joined the Vita Plus team as a dairy technical sales specialist. Based in central Minnesota, Ratka will work closely with fellow dairy consultants to troubleshoot on-farm challenges and provide technical leadership to the dairy sales team. He will use his expertise to apply the latest research in a
(Madison, Wis.) – With a commitment to bring the latest research and practical expertise to the farm, Vita Plus continues to build its dairy team to best serve customers throughout the Upper Midwest. In their new roles, Dr. Andrew Kneisly, Donovan Nelson and Dr. Eric Schwab will work closely with Vita Plus consultants, dealer partners
Pictured here are, left to right: (back row) Augusta Hagen, Vita Plus dairy specialist and 2014 internship coordinator; Joshua Krueger, UW-Stevens Point; Michael Schmitt, University of Minnesota; Joshua Garver, Michigan State University; Emma Waterworth, UW-River Falls; (front row) Kary Babb, UW-Platteville; and Emily Templeton, UW-Platteville. (Madison, Wis.) – Six students from Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin
(Loyal, Wis.) – Vita Plus Loyal is proud to name three high school seniors as recipients of the 2014 “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
(Madison, Wis.) – Kim Bremmer was recently recognized as the 2014 Outstanding Woman in Agriculture by the Association of Women in Agriculture (AWA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Bremmer earned her bachelor’s degree from the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at UW-Madison and was an active AWA member as a student. She currently works
(Madison, Wis.) – With a commitment to bringing the latest research and practical expertise to the farm, Vita Plus recently welcomed four new members to the dairy technical services team. These individuals will work closely with consultants throughout the upper Midwest to help troubleshoot on-farm challenges and provide customized solutions to meet producers’ goals. Dr.
(Madison, Wis.) – Kary Babb was recently selected for the Vita Plus Dairy Technical Extended Internship in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. She is the second student to take part in this internship opportunity. Through this unique opportunity that stretches over two semesters and a summer, Babb will gain experience in dairy nutrition and
(Madison, Wis.) - Applications are now being accepted for the Vita Plus Dairy Nutrition and Management Fellowship. As the dairies in our market area get more sophisticated, the skills to service their needs as a nutritional consultant increase as well. Our field nutritionists are highly skilled and technologically savvy - built greatly on experience.
(Lanark, Ill.) – Kristin Plager was recently named Vita Plus Lanark customer service associate. Based in Lanark, Illinois, Plager will work with customers to fulfill their feed orders and grain accounting needs. She will also work with the production team to prepare formulas and product tags, and ensure timely production and delivery of feeds. Plager
(Madison, Wis.) - Katie Varney recently joined Vita Plus as a marketing and event specialist. Based in Madison, Wisconsin, Varney will provide planning and project management support for Vita Plus-related events, training efforts, tradeshows, and customer meetings. She will also work with the marketing team to further branding efforts and serve as a resource for
(Fall River, Wis.) – Jill Jones was recently named grain accountant at Vita Plus Fall River. Jones will work closely with customers to meet their grain contract, merchandising and accounting needs. She will maintain customer grain banking and storage balances, and serve as a resource for both growers and end-users. Jones attended the University of
(Madison, Wis.) – Michelle Windle was recently named a Vita Plus forage products and dairy technical service specialist. Based in Madison, Wisconsin, Windle will lead efforts in research and development of new forage and dairy feed products. She will work closely with Vita Plus and dealer consultants to apply the latest research to help customers
Congratulations to Dr. Al Schultz on being selected for an Honorary Recognition Award by the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS). Schultz is one of six individuals who will be recognized at the CALS Honorary Recognition Banquet on October 17. Here is an excerpt from the CALS award announcement: Allan Schultz
(Loyal, Wis.) – Jenn Krultz was recently named a commodity merchant at Vita Plus Loyal. In her new role, Krultz will work to assure consistent, on-time delivery of feed ingredients and grain throughout central Wisconsin. She will specifically focus on canola and assist customers with forward purchasing and market insight. She will also assist with
(Madison, Wis.) – James Thompson was recently named a Vita Plus swine sales specialist. Working primarily in Indiana and Michigan, Thompson will provide formulation, nutrition, production and business management consultation to swine producers through the use of farm data and observations. He will also work closely with Vita Plus technical staff to apply the latest