AnSci Connection - March 2017

Notes from the Department Head

Join us for our first Annual Animal Science Showcase, taking place on Tuesday, April 11, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the Cargill Building on the St. Paul Campus. This event will showcase and celebrate the accomplishments of our faculty, students and alumni. We will have posters highlighting research being done in the department and the activities of undergraduate clubs. This is a great opportunity to become aware of research directions and accomplishments in the Department of Animal Science as well as of the activities and successes of Animal Science undergraduate students. At this event we will also present the first annual Golden Alumni Award, recognizing and honoring an outstanding alumna or alumnus of the Department of Animal Science, to Dr. Merlin Lindemann. Dr. Lindemann is a nationally and internationally recognized swine nutritionist who received his BS and PhD degrees in Animal Science here at the University of Minnesota. To register for the event, click here please go here: z.umn.edu/anscshowcase

I hope to see you at the Department of Animal Science Showcase!

Best,

Dr. William R. Dayton

Department Head

Teaching, Research, and Extension Highlights

Dr. Jerry Shurson recently returned from a week-long trip to Brazil.Read on...

Recently Poultry Extension Team Members presented poultry barn ventilation workshops with funding from Rapid Agricultural Response Funds. Read on...

University of Minnesota Extension and the Carver County Core Dairy Team celebrated 25 years of presenting the Carver County Dairy Expo. Read on...

Congratulations to Nathan Zaidman and his advisor Dr. Scott O’Grady for being selected for “Paper of the Year” by AJP-Cell Physiology. Read on...

News and Announcements

This year the 78th Minnesota Nutrition conference will be held September 20-21, 2017. Read on...

Nineteen Animal Science upcoming juniors and seniors were awarded $1000 Animal Science Departmental scholarships for the 2017-2018 school year. Read on...

University of Minnesota graduate student, Hannah Phillips, was awarded first place in the Organic Research Forum Poster Session at the 2017 Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) Conference held in La Crosse, WI, February 23-25, 2017. Read on...

The 2017 Minnesota Dairy Health Conference will be held at the Continuing Education and Conference Center on the U of M Saint Paul Campus from April 11-13th, 2017. Read on...

The 2017 Midwest Farm Energy Conference is currently scheduled to be held on June 13-14th, 2017.  Read on...

The Meat Lab is looking for student workers for the summer! Duties include: Animal harvest, meat processing, retail sales, and sanitation. Positions begin Monday, May 15th. Work hours are Monday – Friday 8 AM – 5 PM. For more information, please reach out to Tristan McNamara at mcnam108@umn.edu

Congratulations

Exciting things are happening for members of our department this month. This past weekend our department head William Dayton’s second grandchild was born! On March 18th, 2017, they welcomed Conor Reilly Dayton into their family. Congratulations to the Dayton family on the exciting new addition to their family, and we wish you the best in the memories that are soon to be made! 

Calendar of Events

April 5, 2017 – UMN Swine Extension- Pork Quality Assurance Plus training & Transport Quality Assistance training, Rice, MN

Pre-register - colleen@mnpork.com or 1-800-537-7675.

April 11-13, 2017 MN Dairy Health Conference

April 19, 2017 – UMN Swine Extension- Pork Quality Assurance Plus training & Transport Quality Assistance training, Waseca, MN

Pre-register – colleen@mnpork.com or 1-800-537-7675

See full calendar of events here.