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Dr. Mike Hutjens

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Nutrition and Feeding

Dr. Mike Hutjens
Professor, University of Illinois

Dr. Mike Hutjens

Area of Expertise
Dr. Mike Hutjens specializes in dairy feeding and nutrition, specifically computer dairy ration formulation, feed particle size evaluation and farm troubleshooting and evaluation. He also focuses on dairy management and dairy judging and evaluation. He is the editor of the National Dairy Database and Illinois Dairy Report, and annually speaks at 90-100 meetings in Illinois and the Midwestern United States. Dr. Hutjens has spoken at conferences in 46 states, South Africa, Australia, Brazil, France, Argentina, Czech Republic, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Spain, China, Zimbabwe, and nine Canadian provinces. He writes feed columns for Hoard's Dairyman, Dairy Today, Dairy Japan, Western Canadian Dairy Magazine, Wisconsin Agri-View, and Dairy Herd Management. Dr. Hutjens has authored 21 technical journal articles and abstracts, 540 popular press articles, 3 computer programs, 4 video tapes, and numerous slide sets. He teaches Principles of Dairy Science, Introduction to Animal Sciences, Principles of Dairy Science, and Advanced Dairy Management and Dairy Feeding and Management, two internet-based courses.

Academic Training

PhD 1971 University of Wisconsin-Madison Dairy Science & Nutritional Science
MS 1969 University of Wisconsin-Madison Dairy Science
BS 1967 University of Wisconsin-Madison Dairy Science

Professional Experience

1979 - Present Professor and Extension Dairy Scientist, University of Illinois Department of Dairy and Animal Sciences
1971 - 1979 Extension Dairy Specialist, University of Minnesota

Honors and Awards
World Dairy Expo Service Person of the Year, 2008
ADSA Purina Award for Undergraduate Teaching, 2007
University of Illinois Campus Service Award
National DeLaval Extension Worker Award
ADSA Applied Nutrition Award
University of Illinois College of Agriculture Young Extension Scientist Award
ASAS Midwest Regional Young Extension Award
Paul A. Funk Outstanding Faculty Award
Outstanding Extramural Instructor, 1993 & 2000
PDCA Superior Service Award, 1990
Illinois Milk Producers’ Association Dairy Person of the Year, 1990
Minnesota Holstein Association's Person of the Year Award



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