Albert De Vries
Department of Animal Sciences
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-0910
Dr. Albert De Vries is an associate professor in the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Florida. He grew up on a dairy and swine farm in the central part of the Netherlands. He received his bachelor’s and master’s in Animal Science with a minor in agricultural economics from Wageningen University in the Netherlands in 1991. In 1995 he came to the United States to pursue a PhD in Animal Sciences at the University of Minnesota with a focus on dairy science, applied economics, operations research and statistics. After graduation in 2001 he accepted a faculty position at the University of Florida.
He teaches two undergraduate dairy courses and advises dairy students. His research interests are in optimization of culling and replacement strategies, statistical process control, economics of reproduction, and precision dairy farming. In his extension role, De Vries works with allied industry and dairy producers on farm financial management and to apply the results of his research interests.