Doug DeGroff was raised in a large dairy community in Upstate New York. He is the son of veterinarian. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in Dairy Science in 1996. While at Cornell, Doug was a member of the Dairy Fellows program as well as the Farm Credit Fellows program.
After graduation, Doug relocated to California where he entered the dairy industry in sales and marketing with Monsanto Company. In 2001 he spent a year managing a large dairy outside Green Bay WI. Then in 2002 he moved back to California and started with Cargill Animal Nutrition as a dairy nutritionist.
In 2007, Doug started his own company; Diversified Dairy Solutions, LLC; A dairy nutrition and management-consulting firm. Doug has been a dairy nutrition consultant for more than 19 years and currently works with 25 dairies all in the central valley of California..
Doug is what one would call an “expert” in silage safety as he is a silage pile avalanche survivor.
Doug keeps busy volunteering with his church, is president of the school board and serves on The Make A Wish Foundation Advisory Board. Doug also enjoys spending any free time he has with his family.
Doug and his wife, Alison, and their 3 children; Drew, Luke and Makenna, live on an Almond & Pistachio Farm in Tulare, CA.