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Phil Durst, MS, PAS

NamePhil  Durst
TitleSenior Extension Educator
DepartmentMichigan State University Extension

Staff Profile:

Phil Durst is a field-based MSU Extension Dairy Educator with emphasis on cattle health. He works extensively with MSU veterinarians and is an Extension Affiliate of the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Durst initiated and led a project to improve employee management on dairy farms and has presented findings at academic conferences and producer meetings. He is involved in a major project to reduce mastitis and antibiotic use, as well as leading several projects to improve prevention of Bovine Leukemia Virus and Bovine Tuberculosis. Durst speaks and writes extensively and has had articles in every major US dairy publication as well as in multiple other countries. In 2015 he was recognized by Michigan State University with the Distinguished Academic Staff Award. He and his wife are developing a Christmas tree farm. 


205 S. Eighth St.
West Branch, MI 48661