Diamond V® welcomes its newest experts to serve dairy producers and the dairy industry: Management and production specialist Matt Bowen and nutritional health researcher Dr. Preston Morris.
"Matt is the newest member of our East Ruminant Sales Team," says Dr. Ken Sanderson, District Sales Manager. "He comes to Diamond V from Crop Production Services (CPS), Michigan Division where he held the position of Dairy/Silage Specialist and provided technical support and training for a team of 80 sales people."
At CPS, Matt’s main responsibility was to grow seed sales with dairy and beef operations, working with leading producers across Michigan. Prior to CPS, he served as an Area Sales Manager for ABS Global, Michigan Division.
Matt also has held management positions in several large dairies, including a 10,000-cow dairy with three sites and more than 60 employees where he led dramatic improvements in milk production and quality. He also was a part-owner with management oversight of a dairy that grew a 90-cow herd to a 1000-cow top producing herd, which was recognized as the most profitable herd of its size in the Indiana-Michigan-Ohio region.
Matt has Dairy Tech training from Michigan State University and lives in Addison, MI.
Preston Morris, DVM
Preston Morris, DVM joins Diamond V in the role of Dairy Field Research/Technical Support, which includes working closely with field research directors and the company’s R&D team to provide research results on SmartCare® and NutriTek®.
"Preston was born and raised in Whitesburg, Tennessee on a cow-calf farm," says Dr. Curtis Harms, Director of North America Dairy Business. "He was active in 4H, showing Jerseys and Tennessee Walking Horses. He developed a strong interest in animal nutrition, entered the University of Tennessee, and graduated with a BS in Animal Sciences."
Preston's interest became a passion for research in ruminants, which included studies ranging from mastitis-causing Escherichia coli bacteria to the effects of various fatty acids on rumen microorganisms. He went on to do graduate work in the Ruminant Nutrition Lab at Clemson University, then he returned to the University of Tennessee where he received his DVM earlier this year. Preston will be based in Cedar City, UT.