The Western Section of ASAS (WSASAS) is hosting its first Teaching Webinar. This free webinar is scheduled for 12:00 PM (CDT) on Thursday, May 11, 2017. Guest speaker Loren Baranko will discuss the value of internships for undergraduate students and how these internships can affect students’ career paths. The webinar is free, but please pre-register. Hope you can join us! Read more
Drs. Lawrence Longo, Loma Linda University, and Larry Reynolds, North Dakota State University, have recently published a book entitled “Wombs with a View: Illustrations of the Gravid Uterus from the Renaissance through the Nineteenth Century” (Springer, 2016; ISBN: 978-3-319-23566-0 [hardcover], 978-3-319-23567-7 [eBook]; doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-23567-7). Read more
March 16, 2017 – Dr. Carl Dahlen, North Dakota State University, received the Outstanding Young Extension Specialist Award during the 2016 ASAS Midwestern Section/ADSA Midwest Branch Meeting in Des Moines, Iowa. Read more
Feb. 27, 2015 – Dr. Greg Lardy, immediate past president of ASAS and Head of the Department of Animal Sciences at North Dakota State University, has agreed to serve as part-time Associate Vice President for Agricultural Affairs at NDSU. He will retain his responsibilities as Department Head.
“Dr. Lardy’s specific expertise in livestock agriculture, his overall knowledge of North Dakota Agriculture, and his leadership experience as department Head will greatly assist NDSU Agriculture as it continues to meet its three-part mission of teaching, research, and Extension,” said Dr. Ken Grafton, Vice President for Agricultural Affairs at NDSU. Read more
Dr. Larry Reynolds, professor at North Dakota State University, wants baby animals to thrive. Reynolds was honored with the Animal Growth and Development Award at the American Society of Animal Science National Awards Program last week.
Reynolds studies how developmental programming affects livestock production. Developmental programming is a relatively new field. Researchers like Reynolds have discovered that when gestating females experience stress, this can “trigger” the expression of select genes in the fetus. Maternal stressors include poor nutrition and overfeeding.
Reynolds studied how malnutrition of sheep affects the quality of embryos. He also studied how nutrition affects wool production. Read more