Mr. J. Armando Garcia B, a native from Venezuela, is an Ag Research Scientist in the Extension Animal Sciences and Natural Resources Department of the College of Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University.
He obtained his Animal Production Engineer degree at the Universidad Nacional Experimental del Táchira (UNET) in Venezuela (1989). He received a Master of Science degree in Dairy Production from the Universidad Centroccidental Lisandro Alvarado (UCLA) in Venezuela (2000).
He has completed his classwork towards a doctoral degree in Agricultural Sciences at the Universidad de Valladolid (UVA) in Spain (2002). In addition, Mr. Garcia has received a diploma in Tropical Ruminant Nutrition from the FAO-UNET (2002), and has completed dairy specialization courses at the Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA) in Brazil (2006) and the Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA) in Argentina (2008).
Before joining NMSU in 2014 Mr. Garcia was a tenured professor since 1990 in the Departments of Animal Production Engineering and Agronomic Engineering at the Universidad Nacional Experimental del Táchira in Venezuela. During his tenure, he held various academic and administrative positions, published several peer-reviewed articles, and has consulted with dairy organizations on many dairy related projects in his country.
After his retirement in July of 2014, Mr. Garcia joined NMSU's Dairy Extension Program at the NMSU Ag Science Center in Clovis, New Mexico.
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