Dr. Amanda Stone is an Assistant Professor and Extension Dairy Specialist at Mississippi State University in a 50% research, 35% extension, and 15% teaching appointment. She is from Pennsylvania and went on to the University of Findlay in OH to earn her B.S. in Animal Sciences and Biology and then completed her M.S. and PhD in Animal Sciences from the University of Kentucky. She has co-authored 18 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 1 book chapter, and 54 peer-reviewed abstracts and conference papers. She has received over $4 million in grant funding since 2016. She focuses her research and extension work into two main areas: farm stress and dairy cattle heat stress. She is a certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor and has trained several hundred Mental Health First Aiders. She has collaborated with AgriSafe and the AgriStress Response Network on many project to improve the lives of farmers and ranchers.