In 2014, Mr. Adams came out of retirement to become Lead Consultant for the Mid-Atlantic Secure Milk Supply Project. This Project now covers 12 states from New York to Georgia. The goal of the Secure Milk Supply Project is to prepare dairy producers, milk haulers and plant operators to implement enhanced biosecurity which will mitigate the risk of spreading Hoof-and-Mouth Disease (HMD) through milk movements in the event of an outbreak in the U.S.
Michael F. Hydock earned a BS in Animal Production from Penn State University in 1978. He was a QA/QC Manager in the private sector for 18 years. He became a PA Approved Laboratory Director in 1980. He has worked as an FDA Certified Laboratory Evaluation Officer since 1997 and Chief Laboratory Section of Food Safety & Laboratory Services since 2002.
Steve was raised on a dairy farm. He worked for Guers Dairy for five years before moving to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture in weights and measurements, running the tank calibration truck. Steve accepted a position with Interstate Milk Producers running their tank calibration truck. Later he took a position with Interstate as an Approved Inspector. Steve then returned to PDA as a Milk Sanitarian, then Milk Sanitation Supervisor and currently a Program Specialist. He is married to his wife Kathleen, and has three sons and three grandchildren.
David covers the regions of Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, and Delaware. He has worked in Food Safety since 1982 and with the dairy industry since the mid-1990's. David has conducted dairy evaluations and testing throughout the USA and countries in the Mediterranean, Europe, and South Africa.
Dr. Hayley Springer joined the Veterinary Extension Team in July, 2016. She originally hails from Indiana County and attended Penn State as an undergrad. After earning a Master’s Degree and DVM from Iowa State University, Hayley worked in mixed animal practice, and as a staff veterinarian for a large dairy. After a time working in industry, she returned to Penn State to work towards a PhD in Pathobiology with a research focus on antibiotic resistance on dairy operations. In May, 2016, she transitioned to a new role at Penn State as an Extension Veterinarian. She will be involved in Extension activities, research, and field investigations, while continuing her PhD studies on a part-time basis.
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