Cindy Daley is a Professor in the College of Agriculture at the California State University, Chico and also leads the eOrganic Dairy Team. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science at the University of Illinois and her PhD in Animal Science--Endocrinology at the University of California, Davis.
Cindy is the faculty supervisor and manager of the Organic Dairy Teaching and Applied Research Unit at CSU, Chico where, in 2007, she spearheaded the effort to transition the dairy to a certified organic operation. The farm has 100 certified organic acres (including 60 acres of irrigated pasture, 10 acres in winter forage and 30 acres in alfalfa) and supports 80 cross-bred milking cows, as a seasonal system. In addition to the integrated organic livestock/cropping system, the farm also has an organic vegetable project with sales to food services on campus.
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