The state of Arizona ranks nationally as number twelve in total milk production, number two in average herd size, and in the top 3 in milk production per cow. Therefore, the nearly 100 dairy producers in the state average almost 2,000 high producing cows per farm. The management of operations of this size and complexity is an important part of their profitability. As the dairy extension specialist Dr. Diaz job is to provide relevant and current extension programs to the dairy producers of the state. This includes educational activities that are broad-based in nature, but specifically impact decision-making ability at the farm level. It also includes research and graduate programs that help answer relevant questions in the industry.