Maureen Hanson combines more than two decades of writing experience with a lifetime of dairy experience. She grew up on a dairy farm in Iowa, which is still a family operation. She graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree from Iowa State University, then worked as a public relations consultant and technical writer for an agricultural marketing firm for 10 years. She now focuses her freelance writing career on calf and heifer development; mastitis and milk quality; animal health; and dairy nutrition. Maureen oversees content for the Calf & Heifer Adviser e-newsletter.