Dr. Keith Lesmeister recently joined the Vita Plus staff as a dairy specialist. Based in western Iowa, Lesmeister will work closely with the western region dairy team and dairy producers in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Kansas to provide high-quality custom diet formulations and forage analyses.
Lesmeister grew up on a dairy and row crop farm in Missouri and went on to pursue a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business at College of the Ozarks. During his undergraduate studies, Lesmeister worked for the college’s dairy as a herdsman and the feed mill as a student worker. He continued his education at the University of Arkansas, where he earned his master’s degree in genetics and dairy nutrition before receiving his doctorate in dairy nutrition at Penn State University. Lesmeister has more than 10 years of experience as a dairy nutritionist in the livestock industry providing technical support for sales staff, on-farm troubleshooting, ration balancing, and forage and grain analyses.
Vita Plus Corporation is an employee-owned company headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. Vita Plus has been serving livestock producers since 1948. More than just a feed supplier, Vita Plus consultants offer the latest cutting-edge technology, nutrition and management information. For more information about the organization call 1-800-362-8334 or go online at www.vitaplus.com.