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Dave Winston

Extension Dairy Specialist
Dave Winston
Department of Dairy Science
2050 Litton-Reaves Hall
175 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Advisor, Virginia Tech Dairy Club (1997 - present)

Advisor, CALS Student Leadership Council (2004 - present)

Advisor, VSDA Dairy Youth Committee

National 4-H Dairy Conference Planning Committee (2003 - present) Vice-Chair (2004 - present)

Multicultural Fellow, Virginia Tech (1999 - present)

Chair, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Diversity Council (2006 - present)

Secretary-Treasurer, Southern Branch, American Dairy Science Association (2006-2007)

Advisor, American Dairy Science Association - Student Affiliate Division (2002-2005)

 Professional Dairy Heifer Growers Association, Local Arrangements Chair, 2004 Annual Meeting Chair, Information Management Committee (1999 - 2002) Nominating Committee (2000) Founding Member (1998) Association Task Force (1997 - 1998) Conference Planning Committee (1996 - 1997, 2004)

Faculty Advisor, Virginia Cooperative Extension Support Staff Association (2001-present)

Treasurer, Virginia Tech Dairy Science Alumni Association (1994 - 2004)

American Dairy Science Association

Gamma Sigma Delta

NC-119 Regional Research Committee

Dairy Science Department Representative, Virginia Holstein Association Board of Directors (1994-2003)

State Fair of Virginia Dairy Advisory Committee

Superintendent, PDCA Dairy Youth Show

Dairy heifer management

Custom dairy heifer rearing

Stadler, K. M., K. C. Kline, D. R. Winston, and J. Grubbs. 2003. Cloverbuds cook with Pyramid Chef. Lesson 4: Eating a variety of dairy foods and raising dairy cows in Virginia. Va. Coop. Ext., Publication No. 348-783.

Winston, D. R. 1998. A five state survey of heifer management practices on dairy farms and Virginia custom dairy heifer growing operations. M.S. Thesis, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg.

Winston, D. R., R. E. James, D. M. Kohl, M. L. McGilliard, and C. C. Stallings. 1999. A survey of heifer management practices on dairy farms in five states. J. Dairy Science, Vol. 82 (Suppl. 1): 76.

Winston, D. R., C. C. Stallings, S. E. Ellis, B. B. Lockee, and S. S. Laughon. 1997. Training dairy producers and nutritional consultants to utilize the World Wide Web. J. Dairy Science, Vol. 80 (Suppl. 1): 235.

Winston, D. R. and M. L. McGilliard. 1996. Virginia dairy labor management survey. J. Dairy Science, Vol. 79 (Suppl. 1): 148.

Stallings, C. C., G. M. Jones, B. G. Cassell, R. L. Nebel, S. B. Carr, R. E. Pearson, D. R. Winston, and J. M. Swisher. 1994. Fall Dairy Conferences and Trade Shows have been a group effort. Southern Branch, American Dairy Science Association, February 6-9, 1994, SO9: 4. (Abstract)

Nebel, R. L. and D. R. Winston. 1993. Programmed Heifer A.I. Va. Coop. Ext. Dairy Guideline, Publication No. 404-006.

Stallings, C. C., G. E. Groover, T. W. Covey, B. G. Cassell, R. L. Nebel, G. M. Jones, S. B. Carr, D. R. Winston, J. M. Swisher, and C. A. Cassaday. 1992. Production and financial characteristics of 39 average and high producing Virginia dairy herds. J. Dairy Science, Vol. 75 (Suppl. 1): 189.

Cassell, B. G., R. L. Nebel, C. C. Stallings, G. M. Jones, S. B. Carr, C. A. Cassaday, D. R. Winston, and J. M. Swisher. 1992. Management practices of 39 average and high producing Virginia dairy herds. J. Dairy Science, Vol. 75 (Suppl. 1): 190

Extension Dairy Scientist, 4-H Youth, Virginia Tech, 1994 - present

Extension Agent, Dairy - Central District, Virginia Cooperative Extension, 1988-94

Extension Agent, ANR - Amelia County, Virginia Cooperative Extension, 1988


Outstanding Student Affiliate Advisor, ADSA Student Affiliate Division, 2005.

Assistant Coach, North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge, First Place Platinum Team (Virginia Tech), 2002, 2003, 2004.

Coach, National Champion 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Team (Virginia 4-H), 2002, 2003.

Fifteen Year Service Award, Virginia Tech, 2003.

Young Dairy Leaders Institute (Class 4), Holstein Foundation, 2002-2003.

State Team Award (4-H Virtual Farm Development), Epsilon Sigma Phi, 2001.

Outstanding Professional Skill Award - Information Technology 

(4-H Virtual Farm Team), Agricultural Communicators in Education, 2001.

Distinguished Young Alumnus, Virginia Tech Ag Alumni Organization, 1999.

Honorary State FFA Degree, Virginia Association FFA, 1998.

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant, Virginia Tech Dairy Club, 1997.

Outstanding Individual with Less Than Five Years Service Award, Epsilon Sigma Phi, 1993.

Outstanding Extension Team Award, Epsilon Sigma Phi, 1992.

Graduated Magna Cum Laude, Virginia Tech, 1987.

Outstanding Graduating Senior, Virginia Tech Department of Dairy Science, 1987.

Paul M. Reaves Award, Virginia Tech Department of Dairy Science, 1986.

American Farmer Degree, Future Farmers of America, 1986.

MS, Virginia Tech, Dairy Science, 1998

BS, Virginia Tech, Dairy Science, 1987