Meet Our Authors – Dairy Goat Performance Blog

Adamson webSarah Adamson is a Vita Plus dairy goat specialist in central Wisconsin.

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2016 Urness webJon Urness is a Vita Plus national forage specialist.

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Dr. David Carlson is a

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Dr. Noah Litherland is the Vita Plus dairy youngstock technical specialist.  He grew up on a diversified livestock farm in central Illinois and was active in 4-H and FFA as a youth.  He earned his bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, focusing on dairy cattle nutritional physiology.  He worked as a dairy extension specialist at Oklahoma State University from 2006 to 2008 and then as a dairy nutritionist at the University of Minnesota until 2014.  At Minnesota, Litherland served as the faculty supervisor of dairy research on the St. Paul campus.  Read Litherland's most recent article.

Steve Murty joined the Vita Plus team in 2018 as a forage product specialist.  He attended Iowa State University to earn a degree in animal science with a minor in agricultural systems technology.  He previously managed the grain, agronomy, seed and retail departments at a local cooperative before transitioning to a sales role with a seed dealer.  Murty is also a certified crop advisor (CCA) with a passion to work with farmers and help them meet their forage production goals.  Living in Iowa, Murty is a local 4-H club leader, a member of the Tama County Cattlemen, and an active member of his local church.  Read Murty's most recent article.