Director of Agriculture and Forestry Experiment Station/Professor of animal science
Milan Shipka’s research interests include the reproductive biology of reindeer and the reproductive physiology and behavior of traditional and non-traditional ruminant species in the Alaska livestock industry, such as reindeer, muskoxen and cattle.
Casey Matney’s program responsibilities span the spectrum from livestock and range to soils and horticulture. He is the state coordinator for the Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program and president of the National Association for County Agricultural Agents in Alaska.
Associate professor/Reindeer Research Program manager
Reindeer nutrition and health management; husbandry, handling and herding techniques to increase production; State of Alaska field and USDA-inspected meat production; reindeer production curriculum delivered primarily to rural Alaskan villages.
Patricia S. Holloway
Professor of horticulture emerita
Pat Holloway researches subarctic horticultural production, including native plant propagation and cultivation; and wild berry cultivation and management, especially bog blueberries and lingonberries. She is a specialist in peony and cut flower production.
Professor/Extension agricultural and horticultural agent
Stephen Brown’s areas of interest include the twin geospatial technologies of the Global Positioning System (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as they relate to agriculture and the environment; and home gardening.