Carol received a Master of Science in Ruminant Nutrition from Cornell University, New York, USA. She is currently the Coordinator of the Farmer and Partnership grant programs for the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE), a NIFA/USDA on-farm research grant program. Carol has many years of experience owning and operating farm and food businesses, working on livestock farms, and raising dairy, meat and draft goats. From 1998 to 2008, she was the Small Ruminant Dairy Specialist at the University of Vermont, USA, in the Department of Animal Science and the Center for Sustainable Agriculture. Before that, from 1989 to 2003, she was Faculty and Farm Manager at Sterling College, Craftsbury, Vermont, USA.
Carol is currently pursuing a Ph.D., part-time, in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont, USA, investigating ‘Optimum Dietary Fiber Levels for Dairy Goats’ as her Ph.D. research topic.
Carol published A Guide to Starting a Commercial Goat Dairy in 2012 which is available for free download from the IGA website. Her other recent publications include:
- Chapter: Dairy Goat Management co-written with Ann Starbard. Dairy Goat Production Handbook. Langston University. May 2016.
- Carol Delaney, contributing chapters on 1. American Dairy Goat Association and 2. History of the Goat, for The Oxford Companion to Cheese, Oxford University Press. November 2016.
- Husbandry of Dairy Animals: Goat: Replacement Management, co-author with Dr. Steve Hart, Goat Extension Specialist, Langston, University, Oklahoma, USA, Chapter in the Encyclopedia of Dairy Science, 2nd edition, Elsevier, Oxford, England, UK. (2011)
- “Implementing Dairy Goat Nutrition Programs on Farms for Improved Sustainability” SARE Research and Education grant, LNE04-200, $135,000. 2004-2008. https://projects.sare.org/project-reports/lne04-200/
The title of her presentation at the 2016 ICG in Antalya, Turkey, was Thinking Outside the Box - Innovative Solutions for Dairy Goat Management.
Carol still resides in the state of Vermont, USA. You can visit her website at www.caroldelaneyconsulting.com or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
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