Dr. Juan M. Tricarico is the vice president for sustainability research at Dairy Management Inc. (DMI) and the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy. He interprets, coordinates and commissions science to answer questions about the environmental responsibility of U.S. dairy farming and its contributions to global sustainable food systems.
Tricarico is also the current president of the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST), which, through its network of experts, assembles, interprets and communicates credible, balanced, science-based information to policymakers, the media, the private sector and the public.
Prior to joining DMI, Tricarico developed and evaluated feed additives at Alltech, where he focused on ruminal fermentation and its implications on ruminal microbiology, feedstuff evaluation, ruminal carbohydrate fermentation, and nitrogen feeding and utilization in dairy and beef cattle.
Tricarico received a licentiate degree in biological sciences with a minor in molecular biology from Universidad C.A.E.C.E. in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and a doctoral degree in animal sciences from the University of Kentucky, where he currently serves as an adjunct professor in the department of animal and food science.
Milk production and consumption can have a significant socioeconomic and environmental impact, especially in low-income countries.