Camilla Lage Joins CCE Program
BATH — Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Program has added Camila Lage as its dairy management specialist.
Lage will work on research and outreach related to dairy herd health and management, calf and heifer rearing, milk quality, nutrition, and improving efficiency and environmental sustainability of dairies. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 607-422-6788.
Lage grew up in the largest milk producing state of Brazil. She graduated as a veterinarian from the Federal University of Minas Gerais – Brazil, where she also got her masters degree and Ph.D. in Animal Science with a focus on calf rearing. She spent two years of her Ph.D. program at Penn State as a visiting scholar, working with dairy nutrition, especially related to protein nutrition. Lage then worked at the University of California-Davis, where she worked with the economic opportunities of implementing automatic milking technologies in dairy farms. She is looking forward to working with producers in the area and connecting the agricultural industry to Cornell resources.
“Camila brings such a wide range of experiences to our program,” said Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Program team leader and farm business management specialist. “We’ve been visiting farms and welcoming her to the region, she’s already got some great ideas about programming and is looking to learn more about the specific needs of our region’s 680-plus dairy producers.”
The Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program is the newest Cornell Cooperative Extension regional program and covers Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Steuben counties. Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops regional specialists work with Cornell faculty and Cornell Cooperative Extension educators to address the issues that influence the agricultural industry in New York by offering educational programming and research based information to agricultural producers, growers, and agribusinesses.