Scientific Program Committee

Dr. Nicolas DiLorenzo
Dr. Nicolas DiLorenzo

UF/IFAS Animal Sciences Department
North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC)
Marianna, Florida USA

Dr. Darren Henry
Dr. Darren Henry

Assistant Professor
Department of Animal and Dairy Science
University of Georgia - Tifton
Tifton, Georgia USA

Dr. Karen Beauchemin
Dr. Karen Beauchemin

Research Scientist (Ruminant Nutrition)
Lethbridge Research and Development Centre
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada / Government of Canada
Lethbridge, Alberta Canada

Dr. Alexander Hristov
Dr. Alexander Hristov

Distinguished Professor of Dairy Nutrition
Department of Dairy and Animal Science
Penn State University
State College, Pennsylvania USA

Dr. Ermias Kebreab
Dr. Ermias Kebreab

Associate Dean for Global Engagement, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Director, World Food Center
Professor and Sesnon Endowed Chair
University of California, Davis
Davis, California USA

Dr. April Leytem
Dr. April Leytem

Research Soil Scientist
USDA-Agricultural Research Service
Northwest Irrigation and Soils Research
Kimberly, Idaho USA


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