Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Livestock Nutritionist Candidate Presentation set for Monday, May 20, 2024 at 6:30pm


Monday, May 20, 2024, 6:30 pm

The University of Alaska Fairbanks, Institute of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Extension, Matanuska Experiment Farm and Extension Center invites the public to a presentation by a candidate for the position of Research Assistant Professor – Livestock Nutrition. 

This position is responsible for developing an active research program in animal nutrition with an emphasis on small ruminant herds. The research objective for the incumbent is to develop an innovative, transformative and translative, and extramurally-funded research on nutritional systems physiology to enhance nutritional efficiency of sustainable ruminant production and product quality. Areas of interest include but are not limited to the lifecycle of the herd, matching forage availability and nutritional resources, and enhancing forage utilization. Technical guidance will be provided on topics such as forage quality and nutrient management. They will also be involved with outreach through Extension and presenting their research results. 

This position is based in Palmer, Alaska, and is responsible for the whole state in research and service. This faculty member will work with current Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station researchers as well as local stakeholders to improve and strengthen Alaska’s food system through livestock nutrition research. 

Vinyard's presentation will be on his future vision for small ruminant livestock nutrition with reference to Alaska needs and research. 

Attend in person: 

UAF Matanuska Experiment Farm and Extension Center,
1509 S. Georgeson Dr. Palmer, AK 99645,
Kerttula Hall, room 208. 

Remote attendance: zoom link: 

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Dr. James Vinyard is originally from Indiana and graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor's in Animal Science in 2016. He obtained his Master's from University of Idaho in 2019 where he studied beef cattle nutrition and metabolism with a focus on novel feed ingredient use. From there, he moved to the University of Florida to study ruminant nutrition and metabolism, with a focus in lipids, novel dietary ingredients, and in vitro methodology. He completed his Ph.D. in 2022 and Post-Doctoral studies in 2023. Currently, Dr. Vinyard serves the Southeast corner of New Mexico as an agricultural extension agent with New Mexico State University.

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