Texas Tech Professor Honored at AMSA Conference

Lizzy Schultz

The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) has announced that the recipient of the 2016 Intercollegiate Meat Judging Meritorious Service Award will be Dr. Mark Miller, Professor and San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Distinguished Chair in Meat Science at Texas Tech University. The award, sponsored by Food Safety Net Services and Agri-West International, will honor Dr. Miller during the AMSA …

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AMSA Honors Osborn At RMC

Lizzy Schultz

The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) has announced that the recipient of the 2016 Meat Processing Award will be Dr. Wesley Osburn, Associate Professor of Animal Science at Texas A&M University. Dr. Osburn will be honored at a special awards banquet at the AMSA 69th Reciprocal Meat Conference on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 in San Angelo, Texas. Dr. Osburn has …

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Transforming Veterinary Medicine for the Future

Lizzy Schultz

Several of the lecture sessions during ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference centered around opportunities and innovations pertaining to animal health and nutrition, and many offered unique perspectives on ways to overcome the many challenges facing those fields. One of the most unique, comprehensive perspectives offered to attendees was that of Dr. Stephen Collett, DVM, a clinical professor at the University …

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Alltech Signs Alliances in Latin America

Lizzy Schultz

Alltech recently announced that they have signed six research alliances in Latin America with four universities and two institutes linked to agricultural research from Brazil, Honduras and Mexico. The alliances bring together leading experts in their respective fields and provide the necessary resources to drive industry transformation. Alltech has successfully collaborated with top academic institutions throughout the world, building research …

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Warnick Named Dean of Cornell Vet School

Lizzy Schultz

Cornell University has announced that Dr. Lorin D. Warnick, interim dean of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named the Austin O. Hooey Dean of Veterinary Medicine. “Lorin is the ideal choice to lead the College of Veterinary Medicine as dean,” said Cornell Provost Michael Kotlikoff, in announcing the appointment. “He is a proven leader who has …

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USDA Awards $16.5 Million In Research Grants

Lizzy Schultz

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $16.5 million in research grants to universities that are pursuing methods of boosting agriculture productivity and ensuring food security in the face of pests, diseases, and a changing climate. USDA is also seeking applications for the next round of projects, which will focus on pollinator health and plant and animal phenomics. The …

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Alltech Launches Aquaculture Research Partnership

Lizzy Schultz

Alltech recently announced the launch of the Alltech Aquaculture Postgraduate Program, a joint research partnership with the world-renowned University of Stirling Institute of Aquaculture in Scotland. The program launch will serve as an opportunity to fill a number of postgraduate positions within the company’s growing aquaculture division. “Alltech’s aquaculture division is of growing importance to the company as we continue …

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Iowa Agriculture Discusses Avian Influenza Biosecurity

Lizzy Schultz

Earlier this week, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey highlighted the preparations taken place by Iowa poultry farmers, as well as by state and federal governments, to better prepare for another potential outbreak of avian influenza. “As we approach the first anniversary of avian influenza in Iowa it is important to highlight the steps taken by poultry industry and the …

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13 Universities Set To Improve Equine Sustainability

Lizzy Schultz

Researchers from 13 land-grant universities have examined equine operations for the development of educational programs to devise sustainable, safe strategies for equine operations. These researchers have formed the Multi-state Research Project NE-1041 “Environmental Impacts of Equine Operations.” Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states alone are home to more than 428,000 horses, ponies, and mules on 65,000 farms, and each horse produces about …

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USDA Invests $5.2 Million In Nanotechnology

Lizzy Schultz

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced an investment in nanotechnology research totaling more than $5.2 million in the form of university research grants. The awards were made through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), the nation’s premier competitive, peer-reviewed grants program for fundamental and applied agricultural sciences, and will affect 11 agricultural research universities looking into ways nanotechnology can …

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