Bill Mahanna, Ph.D., Dipl. ACAN, Pioneer Global Nutritional Sciences Manager

Bill Mahanna was raised on a Holstein dairy in Upstate New York and has a B.S. in Animal Science from Cornell University with M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Dairy Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Bill has been with Pioneer for 35 years and is currently the Global Nutritional Sciences Manager.  He also serves as an adjunct associate professor in the Animal Science Department at Iowa State University and a visiting professor at Bila Tserkva State Agrarian University in the Ukraine. The American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) awarded Bill the 2014 Nutrition Professionals award for significant contributions to the field of applied dairy nutrition.

Bill has authored over 200 popular press articles including penning the “Dairy Bottom Line Nutrition” column in Feedstuffs Magazine and the “Field to Feed Bunk” column in Hoards Dairyman. The Pioneer Global Nutritional Sciences Team which Bill leads, is responsible for editing the Pioneer Silage Zone Manual and providing technical support for Pioneer dairy/forage specialists, overseeing on-farm field trials and nutritional troubleshooting.