Annette Zwald has been named to the Vita Plus Dairy Nutrition and Management Fellowship in the Dairy Science Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This one-of-a-kind program combines leading university research with practical experience in the field. Zwald will work part-time with Vita Plus as she pursues her graduate studies. She will also participate in an extensive on-farm research project in collaboration with the dairy science department.
Zwald is a 2009 graduate of UW-Madison with a double major in dairy science and life sciences communication. She has worked as a Vita Plus Dairy Service Specialist in Michigan for the past year. This fall, she will return to Wisconsin to continue working with Vita Plus as she pursues a master’s degree in dairy science.
Zwald has an extensive background in the dairy industry and worked on her family farm since childhood. She also gained experience as a membership assistant for the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin and as a sales and marketing intern for Elanco Animal Health. On campus, Zwald was active in many student organizations, including the Sigma Alpha Sorority, Badger Dairy Club and National Agri-Marketing Association. In addition, Zwald participated in research projects with the UW-Madison Dairy Science Department and served as a member of the UW-Madison Dairy Challenge Team, which placed first at national competition.
Vita Plus Corporation is an employee-owned company headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. Vita Plus has been serving livestock producers since 1948. More than just a feed supplier, Vita Plus consultants offer the latest cutting-edge technology, nutrition and management information. For more information about the organization call 1-800-362-8334 or go online at www.vitaplus.com.