9 Jun 2023

Meet UMaine Dairy Specialist Dr. Glenda Pereira

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As part of Maine Dairy Month, Real Maine will be showcasing members of our state’s dairy community. Today, we meet Dr. Glenda Pereira.

As the dairy specialist at the University of Maine, as well as an assistant professor at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and School of Food and Agriculture, Dr. Pereira conducts applied research and develops educational programs for dairy farmers in the state.

Current projects include working with farmers in Maine utilizing precision dairy technologies, learning about per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), and working on educational events with the University of New Hampshire and University of Vermont. She also teaches an introductory course on animal breeding and selection. She has a PhD. in animal science from the University of Minnesota.

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