Peter Giacomini

As chief operating officer of AgSource Cooperative Services, Giacomini has helped thousands of farmers harness the power of science. He helped build the firm from a small Wisconsin-based cooperative into one of the nation’s largest dairy herd improvement firms, which also provides feed, environmental and agronomic testing for farmers across the country. In 2006, Giacomini and AgSource worked with the UW School of Veterinary Medicine to develop the Transition Cow Index, an innovative tool for monitoring cow health and performance. He has also maintained strong ties with his alma mater, both professionally and personally, and currently serves as chair of the CALS Board of Visitors.