Graduate Assistant Opening at the UMN

The Department of Animal Science is seeking a graduate student who has a strong agronomy background and an interest in animal science. The student would work on three well-defined and funded research projects including yield, forage quality and preference of horses grazing cover crops; validating a hand-held NIR unit for use with haylage and dried hay; and determining the impacts of alfalfa populations on yield and forage quality. Ideally, the student would be able to start by June 1, 2019. Funding is secured for 2 years (salary, tuition, and project expenses) and the student would be located on the St. Paul Campus. The student would be in the Animal Science graduate program, but would work collaboratively with faculty in Agronomy. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required (but a GPA > 3.2 is preferred) and a student with some research experience is preferred. The ideal student is one who is highly motivated, organized, and independent; works well with a collaborate team; interested/excited about agronomy and animal science; and is enjoyable to be around! If interested, please contact Dr. Krishona Martinson at