AnSci Connection - January 2017

Notes from the Department Head

Happy New Year! Students are back and classes are getting started, so campus is busy again. Read on...




Teaching, Research, and Extension Highlights

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Isabelle Paquet-Durand to the University of Minnesota on Tuesday, February 7th at 3 pm in 365 Haecker Hall. Dr. Isabelle is a wildlife veterinarian, and founder and director of the Belize Wildlife Referral Clinic and Belize Wildlife Conservation Network. Read on..

Integrated Animal Systems Biology team will conduct a short course from Jan. 19-27 for a team of molecular biologists from Charoen Pokphand (CP) in Bangkok. Read on...

Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, tenure-track (9-month) position with Extension (60%) and Research (40%) responsibilities involving beef production systems. Read on...

Dr. Scott O’Grady received a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that investigates the underlying mechanisms by which environmental allergens induce inflammation and susceptibility to asthma. Read on...

Over a hundred cattle feeders took an evening away from other obligations at the farm and home to attend the December 2016 University of Minnesota Extension Cattle Feeder Days program, a flagship program of the University of Minnesota Beef Team with a long history of delivering a quality program of research-based topics tailored to the unique challenges and opportunities associated with feeding cattle in Minnesota. Read on...

Highlights on the work and research of our swine extension faculty. Read on...

The University of Minnesota Beef Team is proud to host the annual Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour and Trade Show at 10 locations across the state in January and February. This event has been held for over 40 years and continues to be the leading information, technology, and research outlet for cow/calf producers in the state of Minnesota. 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...

Welcome to our new graduate students that started with us this week for the spring semester! We’re excited to have you here. Read on...

         

University of Minnesota Meat Science provides top-notch education opportunities for those interested in learning about the meats industry in the United States. Join Dr. Ryan Cox, the primary instructor for the Meat Science 101 Evening Course, as he explores the science, production and processing of red meat and poultry from the farm to the fork. Read on...

The Minnesota Milk Producers Association is hosting Dairy Day at the Capitol on February 1, 2017. Read on...

Dairy farmers are invited to Midwest Dairy Association’s Minnesota Division District Meetings beginning Wednesday, Jan. 4, and continuing through April. Twenty meetings are scheduled, each of which will include a report from the dairy farmer board member serving the district, along with an update from staff and a complimentary meal. Read on...

The William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute is located in Chazy, New York, about 40 miles south of Montreal in the Champlain Valley. For more than a quarter century, Miner Institute has conducted programs in education and research, foremost of which are in-residence undergraduate programs in agriculture and environmental science. Read on...

Congratulations

Congratulations to the following graduate students who gave their final defense and passed this past month!

Mike Donnelly (M.S.) advised by Drs. Les Hansen and Bradley Heins
Kathryn Ruh (M.S.) advised by Dr. Brad Heins

Calendar of Events

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

January 25, 2017 – UMN Swine Extension- Pork Quality Assurance Plus training & Transport Quality Assistance training, Waseca, MN

More information here.

February 1, 2017 – Dairy Day at the Capitol, St. Paul, MN

February 6, 2017 – Minnesota Dairy Initiative Workshop –Robotics: Are they in your future labor force?

See full calendar here.