We are a small team of talented professionals with a wide range of experience. We look forward to working with you.
Director of Research
As an undergrad at Iowa State, Saige Hagerty gained hands-on animal experience with cattle, sheep, pigs, and poultry. She earned a masters and undergrad degree in Animal Science and holds a BA in Spanish, receiving practical experience with both in Peru, Spain, Argentina, and Uruguay.
During her time at Iowa State Hagerty worked for a veterinarian conducting vaccine trials relating to mastitis in dairy cows. Through these trials she received hands-on experience with working cows and within the lab. Hagerty received her Masters of Science in Dairy Science from the University of Illinois. Prior to joining PHD R&D as the Research Manager, Saige was the Dairy Research and Teaching Farm Manager at the University of Minnesota.
Patrick French, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAN
Chief Technical Officer
Patrick French, PhD, Dipl ACAS is a native of Kentucky, where he grew up on a dairy farm. He received BS degrees in accounting and animal sciences from the University of Kentucky and a MS of animal science in 1996. In 1999, French received a PhD from Virginia Tech and accepted a teaching and research position at Oregon State University. During his career at Oregon State, he taught classes in nutrition and dairy production, advised students and student clubs, and conducted research related to transition cow nutrition and forage quality. He served as major advisor to two PhD and four MS students.
In 2011, French joined ownership at RP Feed Components, LLC where he is responsible for leadership of technical support and research development of solutions that assist dairy consultants in implementing advanced technologies that improve the profitability of their clients.
French also holds an adjunct appointment in the Department of Dairy Science at Virginia Tech and is a member of several professional organizations including, American Dairy Science Association, American Society of Animal Science, and American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists