AnSci Connection - December 2016

Notes from the Department Head

It’s December and it is a busy time for students and faculty as classes are ending and final exams are coming up.

We are conducting a search for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with research and teaching responsibilities involving the microbiome of food animals. The successful candidate will develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program related to understanding how microbial communities impact animal health and production. Read on...

Teaching, Research, and Extension Highlights

Dr. Jerry Shurson was invited to travel to Cuba to meet with researchers and administrators at the Instituto de Ciencia Animal (ICA; Animal Science Institute) in San Jose de las Lajas, Mayabeque, Cuba in November. The purpose of the visit was to explore potential research collaborations and technical information exchange programs to improve the long-term sustainability of food animal production in Cuba. Read on...

The Biosecure Entry Education Trailer (BEET) Unit is complete and ready for educational programming.  Made possible through Rapid Agricultural Response funds, the BEET unit will be used to teach concepts and adaptations of Danish Entry protocols for biosecurity.  Read on...

The University of Minnesota Extension will be offering multiple seminars this winter. Read on for seminar topics and information on registration. 

The University of Minnesota Extension Horse Team will be offering two online certificate courses starting in January 2017. Read on...




News and Announcements

The Department of Animal Science, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences at the University of Minnesota is proud to announce a call for nominations for the first annual Golden Alumni Award. The award is intended to recognize and honor an outstanding alumna or alumnus of the Department of Animal Science. Read on...

Rachel Clevenger and Liz Frey both recently joined the CFANS Finance team, and are supporting the Animal Science department as well as others. Read on...

   

The Upper Midwest Dairy Industry Association (UMDIA) is pleased to announce that they will be awarding up to two educational scholarships of $1000 each to post-secondary students pursuing a degree in Animal Science with dairy production emphasis, Dairy Science, Food Animal Veterinary Medicine, Dairy Manufacturing, Dairy Technology or Dairy Food Science. Read on...

Congratulations

Share in the personal and professional accomplishments of our students, staff, and faculty! Read on...

Calendar of Events

January 18, 2017I 29 Moo U, Pipestone, MN

January 19 – 20, 2017Form-A-Feed Dairy Conference, Morton, MN

January 19, 2017 - Winter Dairy Series- Women in Dairy, Hutchinson, MN

January 25, 2017 – MN Milk Winter Workshop (includes concurrent session for Spanish speaking employees), Rochester, MN (Questions can be sent to: mmpa@mnmilk.org)

Read on...