1535 Observatory Dr. Madison, WI 53706
- Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers
- Managed grazing and organic livestock production
Nadia Alber has an M.S. in Environment & Resources from the Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Alber taught math, environmental science, agriculture, and outdoor education at three different schools between her graduation from college and before she started her graduate degree. From December 2011 until the present, Alber has been employed by UW-Madison as an Outreach Specialist/Academic Staff. She is the Director of the Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy & Livestock Farmers (WSBDF), which is part of the Farm & Industry Short Course (FISC) and the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems at UW-Madison. Alber has helped to develop and teach three continuing education courses; done outreach and promotion for the courses; and managed funds for the programming. Each of these three courses is offered both in-person and online and has averaged 10 beginning farming students/course from 2012 until present.
Selected peer-reviewed articles
Brink, G.E., Jackson, R.D., and Alber, N.B. (2013). Residual sward height effects on growth and nutritive value of grazed temperate perennial grasses. Crop Science. 53(5): 2264-2274.
Alber, N.B., Brink, G.E., and Jackson, R.D. (2014). Temperate grass response to extent and timing of grazing. Canadian Journal of Plant Science. 94(5): 827-833
Pasture-based Dairy and Livestock Seminar (WSBDF, FISC and online offerings)
Pasture Management (WSBDF, FISC and online offerings)
Managed Grazing Field Study (Agronomy/Agroecology/Dairy Science 371)
Organic Livestock and Pasture Management – Dairy /Animal Science 375, starting fall 2021
Board member, Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship – 2012-present
Board member, Folklore Village – 2015-2016