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Watertown Regional Center
1910 W. Kemp Ave.
Watertown, SD 57201

605.882.5140 Email

Extension Responsibilities

  • Dairy Extension Field Specialist.

Education

  • B.S., Dairy Production and Dairy Manufacturing, South Dakota State University (1989)

Biography

Tracey Renelt received her B.S. in Dairy Manufacturing and Production from SDSU in 1989. Renelt brings significant extension experience to her position. Immediately after graduation, she worked for SDSU Extension as the extension educator in Grant County from 1989 to 1993, and again from 1995 to 2000. Renelt worked as a livestock production specialist for Land O'Lakes from 1993-1995.  From 2000 until accepting her current position as a dairy field specialist, Renelt served as extension educator and livestock specialist in Kingsbury County.

Throughout her career, Renelt has served the dairy industry in South Dakota in many capacities: advisor to the SD DHIA Board, coach for the SD Holstein Association Quiz Bowl Team, advisor to the S.D. Dairy Fieldmen's Association, co-coordinator/organizer of the first Central Plains Dairy Expo, chairman of the State 4H Dairy Cattle Show and Judging Contest for nine years, 4H dairy cattle judging team coach for Grant & Kingsbury County, and presently she is serving as the secretary/treasurer for the S.D. Dairy Fieldmen's Association, on the Central Plains Dairy Expo Advisory Board, and has an integral role in the I-29 Dairy Expo. 

In her position as dairy field specialist, Renelt will be based in the Watertown Regional Extension Center and will work with SDSU Extension dairy specialist Alvaro Garcia to serve dairy producers throughout the state. Some areas of expertise and interest for Renelt include employee management, nutrition, quality assurance and various other aspects of dairy production.

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