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SDSU Extension Administration & Support
Berg Agricultural Hall (SAG) 154, SDSU
Box 2207D
Brookings, SD 57007

605.688.4940 Email



Alvaro Garcia is a professor of dairy science for South Dakota State University as well as the Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Director for SDSU Extension. He graduated from the college of veterinary medicine in Montevideo, Uruguay with the title of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. He also received a PH.D. and M.S. at the University of Minnesota.

Garcia’s main interests are dairy cattle nutrition and milk quality. He serves as a spokesperson for the American Diary Science Association and as a reviewer for the American Dairy Science Association. He is also a consultant with USAID, U.S. Grains, Winrock International, and Florida International University as well as an agricultural technical advisor for international trade in animals and animal products with the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, USDA.