Dairy Farm Financial Benchmarking
Dr. Christopher Wolf will collaborate on the design, implementation and data analysis of the dairy farm financial benchmarking project. In addition to these applied research activities Wolf will mentor the graduate student and work to disseminate research findings through peer-reviewed academic journal outlets, as well as through other avenues directed at the dairy industry, stakeholders, and Extension audiences throughout the United States. Wolf will be the lead collaborator at MSU who will be responsible for designing and implementing the Extension activities. Wolf has an extensive, and widely recognized and respected, Extension program which focuses heavily on issues impacting dairy farmers and the entire dairy industry, making his existing program the ideal platform in which to share the findings of this study.