“Soil and Animal Health on Pasture, Two Sides of the Same Coin”
Washington County Agricultural Education Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro, Maryland
Featured speakers are Guy Jodarski, DVM and Mark Kopecky. Mark is a soil ecologist whose experience in soil management began on his family’s dairy farm but quickly developed as he amassed professional training and field experience. He attended college at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in soil science and a minor in agronomy. After two years as a soil scientist with the Soil Conservation Service, he went to graduate school at UW-Madison where he completed his master’s degree in soil science. Following graduation, he worked as an agriculture agent for UW-Extension offering service to farmers throughout Wisconsin regarding soil management and agronomy technique.
Dr. Guy, is a staff veterinarian for Organic Valley, CROPP Cooperative and is based in Neillsville, WI. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, and his Doctor of veterinary medicine from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Jodarski was an owner and partner of a large animal practice in central Wisconsin for 12 years and has also worked as a staff veterinarian for companies that supply nutritional supplements and livestock health aids. He has been a staff veterinarian at Organic Valley since 2007.