Brad Heins, PhD

Associate Professor - Organic Dairy Management

Brad Heins is an Associate Professor of Organic Dairy Management at the University of Minnesota's West Central Research Center in Morris, Minnesota. He earned a BS degree in Animal and Plant Systems at the University of Minnesota. His MS and PhD degrees are in Animal Breeding from the University of Minnesota. Currently, Dr. Heins conducts his research at the University of Minnesota’s West Central Research and Outreach Center. The Center has a 140-head herd in a certified organic system, and a 140-head herd in a conventional grazing system. His research and extension program focuses on best management practices for organic dairy production, management intensive grazing, supplementation strategies for organic cattle, crossbreeding, group rearing of calves in an organic system, as well as renewable technologies for dairy production systems. He also serves on the Minnesota Organic Advisory Task Force.