Esser Named Superintendent of Marshfield Ag Research Station
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 07/09/2012
The University of Wisconsin-Madison's Marshfield Agricultural Research Station has a new superintendent. Nancy Esser has been hired to take over the day-to-day operations of the facility after serving as the assistant superintendent for the past year.
Esser, a Marshfield-area native, is the seventh superintendent of the Marshfield station and first woman to serve in that capacity throughout the statewide Ag Research Station network.
"Nancy brings a tremendous commitment and passion to carrying out Marshfield's mission of conducting dairy research and outreach," says Dwight Mueller, director of the UW-Madison's Agricultural Research Station network. "She also brings a broad range of experience that will serve her well in her role as
superintendent of the Marshfield Station."
Esser has a 20-year background in agricultural research, safety and production. She has also worked at the National Farm Medicine Center at Marshfield Clinic as an agricultural safety specialist.
The 1,250-acre Marshfield Agricultural Research Station is part of a state-wide network of UW-Madison agricultural research facilities. In the past decade the operation has seen significant changes. The new farm is home to the UW-Madison's dairy science department's replacement heifer program as well as the
USDA's new Environmentally Integrated Dairy Management Research Unit.