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New UMD Extension Specialists

Amanda Grev, Pasture Management Specialist

Meet Dr. Amanda Grev! Amanda joined the University of Maryland Extension team in January and serves as the new Pasture Management Specialist. A native of Rochester, Minnesota, Amanda completed her undergraduate degree in animal science at North Dakota State University, followed by a research internship at Kentucky Equine Research in Versailles, Kentucky. Amanda received her M.S. and Ph.D. in animal science from the University of Minnesota, where her research focused on the interaction between animal nutrition, forages, and pasture management. Her office is located at the Western Maryland Research & Education Center (WMREC) in Keedysville.



Sarah Potts, Dairy and Beef Extension Specialist


Dr. Sarah Potts joined University of Maryland Extension in April 2019 as the Dairy and Beef Extension Specialist. Sarah grew up in western New York and earned her bachelor’s degrees in dairy science and animal and poultry sciences from Virginia Tech in 2011. She went on to receive her M.S. degree in animal science from Michigan State University in 2014, where her research centered on feed efficiency in dairy cows. In early 2019, Sarah completed her Ph.D. in the Department of Animal and Avian Sciences at the University of Maryland and her dissertation work was focused on transition dairy cow nutrition. Sarah is excited to serve Maryland’s dairy and beef producers and is looking forward to meeting them. Her office is located at the Western Maryland Research and Education Center (WMREC).

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