Dale R. Olver

Dale R. Olver

  • Assistant Teaching Professor, Dairy and Animal Science
  • Undergraduate Adviser, Dairy
349 Agricultural and Industries Building
University Park, PA 16802


  • B.S., Dairy Production, The Pennsylvania State University

Extension Activities

  • Main Emphasis: 4-H dairy youth work

Current Activities

  • Appointment: Teaching and Extension
  • Coadviser of Dairy Science Club, 1989 to present
  • Coach, Dairy Cattle Judging Team, 1989 to present
  • President and show director, PA Junior Dairy Show, 1989 to present
  • Adviser, Coaly Agricultural Honor Society, 1994-present

Teaching Experience

Current Courses

  • AN SC 001, Animal Science-Fall and Spring
  • AN SC 297A, Introduction to Dairy Judging-Spring
  • AN SC 310, Dairy Cattle Production and Management-Spring (team taught)
  • AN SC 422, Dairy Cattle Evaluation and Selection-Spring(team taught)
  • AN SC 426, Advanced Dairy Cattle Judging-Fall
  • AN SC 297, Introduction to Penn State Dairy Science-Fall(team taught)
  • AG 150, Be a Master Student-Fall(team taught)

Awards and Honors

  • Hoard's Dairyman Youth Development Award, 2006 (presented by ADSA)
  • ADSA-SAD Outstanding Club Adviser, 1994
  • Penn State Gamma Sigma Delta Teaching Award, 2004
  • College of Ag Sciences Alumni Society Excellence in Advising Award, 2003
  • Pennsylvania Dairymen's Association Extension Award, 2001
  • Penn State Dairymen's Club Service Award, 2001
  • Dedicatee for Dairy Exposition/Penn State Dairy Science Club, 1989
  • Outstanding Young Dairy Leader/Penn State Dairy Science Club, 1984
  • Distinguished Service Award/Penn State Judging Team, 1986
  • Coach, National Champion Dairy Quiz Bowl Team, 1988 (4-H) and 1989 (Holstein Association)
  • Delta Theta Sigma Honorary Member

Membership in Professional Societies

  • American Dairy Science Association
  • Alpha Zeta
  • Gamma Sigma Delta


The surprising benefits of camel milk
Journal of Dairy Science, DeMers, George, Olver, Dale, 2020