Julia Holen is pursuing a M.S. degree in Animal Science, working under Dr. Lee Johnston. Her research is focused within swine nutrition. Specifically, she is determining digestibility of zinc sources in sow gestation and lactation diets and evaluating impacts of dietary zinc in late gestation sow diets on piglet survivability.
Julia grew up in Fergus Falls, Minnesota on her family’s small farm raising beef cattle, swine, and egg production hens. She completed her bachelor of science degree at the University of Minnesota where she majored in Animal Science with a production livestock emphasis and minored in Agronomy.
Julia expects to complete her master’s in the fall of 2018. In her free time, Julia enjoys being with family, attending livestock shows, and cheering for the Packers.