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Dr. Joseph Dalton
Associate Professor and Extension Dairy Specialist
University of Idaho

Dr. Joseph Dalton


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Joseph C. Dalton, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and Extension Dairy Specialist at the University of Idaho. Dr. Dalton's research in applied male and female reproductive physiology focuses on factors important to increasing the efficiency of artificial insemination (A.I.) in dairy cattle, including timing of insemination relative to onset of estrus, synchronization programs, and AI technician proficiency. Dr. Dalton has published original research in the Journal of Animal Science, Journal of Dairy Science, and Theriogenology, as well as popular press articles in The Progressive Dairyman and Hoard's Dairyman magazines. He has been invited to give presentations at conferences and producer meetings throughout the United States, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Mexico and Brazil.


Academic Training

PhD1999Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityReproductive Physiology
MS1990Utah State UniversityReproductive Physiology
BS1986California Polytechnic State UniversityDairy Science

Professional Experience

2000 - PresentAssistant (2000-2006) and Associate (2006-present) Professor and Extension Dairy Specialist, University of Idaho
1999 – 2000Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota
1991 – 1999Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Dairy Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
1988 – 1991Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Sciences, Utah State University

Honors and Awards
American Distance Education Consortium Excellence in Distance Education Award, 2004
Nominated for National Annual Award for Diversity for Spanish Language Educational Opportunities, 2004
UI Extension Diversity Award for a Spanish Language Milker's School, 2004
Nominated for Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, 1997-1998
Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, Presented by Virginia Tech Dairy Club, 1995



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