Associate Professor and Extension Dairy Specialist, Virginia Tech
Dr. Ferreira is originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, where his family manages a cropping and beef cow/calf farm. Dr. Ferreira obtained a degree in Agricultural Engineering from Universidad Católica Argentina (1998). Ever since he was an undergraduate student, Dr. Ferreira has always been fascinated with forage management and cattle nutrition. Because of this, immediately after graduation Dr. Ferreira performed a research internship at the USDA-Dairy Forage Research Center located in Madison, WI. As he became strongly engaged with research, Dr. Ferreira pursued a Master of Science degree in Dairy Nutrition from University of Wisconsin-Madison (2002) and a PhD degree in Dairy Nutrition from The Ohio State University (2006). After working 2 years in the industry as a technical manager for DSM Nutritional Products Argentina SA, Dr. Ferreira worked 5 years as a technical and management consultant for dairy farmers in Asociación Argentina de Consorcios Regionales de Experimentación Agrícola (AACREA). Since August, 2013, Dr. Gonzalo Ferreira has been a Dairy Management Extension Specialist in the Department of Dairy Science at Virginia Tech.