Robert C. Goodling, Jr.

  • Extension Associate, Dairy
Robert C. Goodling, Jr.
341 ASI Building
University Park, PA 16802
Work Phone: 814-863-3663

Areas of Expertise

  • Data and Records Management
  • Dairy Profitability and Management
  • Dairy Genetics and Reproduction

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  1. B.S., Animal Science (Science Option), Penn State
  2. M.S., Dairy Science, University of Wisconsin - Madison


Rob currently serves as a Penn State Extension Associate in the Department of Animal Science.  He holds a bachelor's degree in Animal Science from Penn State and a master's degree in dairy genetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

His programs focus on research and outreach programs to improve profitability on dairy enterprises.  His programs include evaluating the interactions of forage quality and quantity on milk production and dairy profitability, evaluating dairy data sources and records for management decisions, and implementing financial management practices with QuickBooks.

He is a member of the American Dairy Science Association, National Association of County Agricultural Agents, and Epsilon Sigma Phi Extension Professions Association.

Major Program Efforts

  • Decision Tools to Improve Dairy Sustainability
  • Identifying Bottlenecks to Dairy Profitability
  • Understanding and Using Farm Financial Records
  • Dairy Genetics and Reproduction