Richard Kersbergen

Richard KersbergenExtension Professor, Sustainable Dairy and Forage Systems
992 Waterville Road, Waldo, ME 04915-3117
Phone: 207.342.5971

Research and Extension Interests:

  • Dairy Forage systems, including harvest and management of perennial forages, and reduced tillage and cover cropping in annual forage systems
  • Organic dairy production systems and nutrition
  • Pasture based livestock production systems
  • Farm safety programming
  • Soil health


  • B.A. Biology, Bates College 1978
  • M.S. Ruminant Nutrition, University of Maine, Orono, 1985

Work-related Certificates:

  • Certified Crop Adviser, American Society of Agronomy
  • Private Pesticide Applicator, Maine Board of Pesticides Control

Professional Organizations:

  • American Society of Agronomy
  • American Dairy Science Association
  • National Association of County Agricultural Agents