Annette Zwald named Vita Plus Dairy Nutrition and Management Fellow

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