The small farms nutrient management programs purpose is to help individuals develop strategies to best manage land nutrients. As one of the two members of the small farms nutrient management team, I am dedicated to working with farmers to educate, improve water quality, develop nutrient management plans and provide technical support to Virginia farmers. I am part of the DCR/VSU/Va Tech team working in coordinating with regional office staff and allied colleagues in the development of nutrient management plans and with localities, agencies, and other stakeholders in programming that promotes responsible watershed management and nutrient reduction of the Cheseapeake Bay.
- Soil Nutrient Management Production Systems, Forage and Specialty Crop Production
- Small Ruminant Reproduction Physiology, Ruminant and Rabbit Production.
- M.S. Reproductive Physiology, West Virginia University, Department of Animal Reproductive Physiology, Morgantown, WV., 2011
- B.S. Animal & Veterinary Science, West Virginia University, Department of Animal and Veterinary Science, Morgantown, WV., 2006
- A.A.S. Agriculture Management, Garrett College, McHenry, MD., 2004
- A.A.S. Agriculture Business Management, University of Maryland, McHenry, MD., 2004
One of the central themes of my research is to demonstrate the integration of rabbits into a small farm operation to increase overall farm profits. As well as, exploring how we can better manage plant diversity to improve rabbit productivity while improving soil health and reducing nutrient run off. Other ongoing projects is the use of micro-clover as a nutrient trap crop in vegetable production.
Nutrient Management Specialist - Small Farms | 2015 - Present
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
ARS, USDA, PWA, USSES | 2011-2015
Bio. Sci. Lab Technician (Animal)
Nutrient Management Coordinator | 2011
University of Maryland (Allegany County)
Nutrient Management Coordinator | 2010 - 2011
University of Maryland (Garrett County)
- Role of endothelin 1 in follicular and luteal function in the sheep
FP Perea-Ganchou - 2009 - researchrepository.wvu.edu
- Genetic evaluation of weaning weight and the probability of lambing at 1 year of age in Targhee lambs
DP Kirschten, DR Notter, AR Gilmour… - Sheep & Goat …, 2015
- Continuous, low-dose oral exposure to sodium chlorate reduces fecal generic Escherichia coli in sheep feces without inducing clinical chlorate toxicosis,
JB Taylor, DJ Smith - Journal of animal science, 2015
- Impact of changes in weight, fat depth, and loin muscle depth on carcass yield and value and implications for selection and pricing of rams from terminal-sire
DR Notter, MR Mousel, HN Zerby… - … Goat Res. J, 2014
Dahlia O’Brien, Tammy Holler, On-farm Rabbit Processing
- Holler, T. L., , M. Dean, T. Taylor, D. H. Poole, M. L. Thonney, D. L. Thomas, J. L. Pate, N. Whitley, R. A. Dailey, and E. K. Inskeep. (2014). Effects of service sire on prenatal mortality and prolificacy in ewes. Journal of Animal Science. 92:3108-3115. doi:10.2527/jas.2013-7489; published ahead of print April 28, 2014.