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


Dairy products in a pandemic culture
ADSA Annual Meeting Abstracts, Bratton, Jay, Olver, Dale, 2023

Have you heard? Hearing loss in the agriculture work force
ADSA Annual Meeting Abstracts, Jenkins, Kendal, Olver, Dale, 2023

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