LindsayFerlito is a regional dairy specialist for Northern New York. She was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and received her B.S. in Animal Biology at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She worked as an intern at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and as a research assistant at the UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre in Agassiz, BC, assisting with research on dairy cows and calves. In 2011, Lindsay completed her M.S. in Animal Science from the University of British Columbia Animal Welfare Program. Her thesis focused on dairy cattle welfare and feeding behavior.
For the last 4.5 years she worked for the Novus C.O.W.S.® Program conducting on-farm cow comfort assessments, seminars on cow comfort, and providing producers with herd specific feedback relative to regional benchmarks. By visiting hundreds of dairies across the country, she gained a unique perspective and understanding of cow comfort and the dairy industry both in New York and across the United States. Lindsay has a passion for cow comfort and the dairy industry at a local and international level, and she is excited to work more closely with producers in NNY as a regional dairy specialist.