Areas of Interest
Nutrition, Milk Quality, Cow Comfort
Able to assist you with:
Troubleshooting cow comfort issues
Calf and heifer management
Efficiencies on farm
Betsy is a native of western New York and was raised on her family's livestock and apple farm. There she raised beef cattle and dairy replacement heifers along with participating in 4-H. Her love of livestock led to her major in Animal Science at SUNY Cobleskill, focusing on dairy cattle and nutrition. During that time she worked on several commercial dairies as herdsperson, gaining firsthand experience of many of the challenges that producers face. She continued her education at the University of Illinois, completing her Masters Degree in Nutrition in 2008. After that Betsy moved back to NY, settling in the Cortland area. For the last five years, she has provided nutritional consulting to a variety of dairy farms in Cortland, Madison and Chenango counties. Betsy lives in McGraw with her husband, Jesse, on the farm that has been in the Hicks family for over 200 years. They raise registered Angus cattle and enjoy spending time with their family, hunting, snowmobiling, their two draft horses and three dogs. She can assist you with nutrition, milk quality, troubleshooting cow comfort issues, calf and heifer management, records management and efficiencies on farm.