New Faculty Member

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Jason Rowntree was named assistant professor of animal science. (view larger image)

The MAES is pleased to welcome a new faculty member with an MAES appointment.

Jason Rowntree was named assistant professor of animal science in May. His research focuses on using forage-based systems for sustainable beef production. He also studies how selenium deficiency affects a weaned calf’s ability to cope with bovine respiratory disease.

Before coming to MSU, Rowntree had been an assistant professor of animal science at Louisiana State University since 2004.He also served as the LSU AgCenter beef Extension coordinator and chairperson of the Louisiana Beef Advisory Council.

A member of many professional associations, including the American Association of Animal Science, Rowntree also has served as a referee and official at a number of national intercollegiate and 4-H livestock judging contests.

Rowntree received his doctoral degree in animal nutrition from MSU in 2003, his master’s degree in animal nutrition from Mississippi State University in 1998 and his bachelor’s degree in animal science from Texas A&M University in 1994.

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