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Dr. Gerald (Jerry) Jones

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Milking and Udder Health

Dr. Gerald (Jerry) Jones
Professor Emeritus of Dairy Science and retired Extension Dairy Scientist, Virginia Tech

Dr. Gerald Jones

Area of Expertise
Dr. Jerry Jones specializes in milking management and mastitis prevention, and recently expanded his program to include dairy production food safety and dairy environmental stewardships. He developed a highly effective Cooperative Extension program in managed milking and mastitis control and was instrumental in the establishment of Area Dairy Agent positions. In fact, the idea of area programming has been adopted across Virginia Cooperative Extension with dairy being the prototype.

Academic Training

PhD 1968 Pennsylvania State University Dairy Science
MS 1964 University of Maine Animal Science
BS 1962 Cornell University Animal Husbandry

Professional Experience

1974 - 1991 and
1997 - 2002
Professor and Associate Professor of Dairy Science and Extension Dairy Scientist, Milk Quality and Milking Management, Virginia Tech
1991 - 1997 Associate Director, Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Programs, Virginia Tech
1968 - 1973 Assistant and Associate Professor, Macdonald College of McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Honors and Awards
ADSA West Agro Award for Mastitis Research, 1990
Virginia Tech Alumni Association Award for Extension Excellence, 1987



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