The Forage Management program at Michigan State University is looking for a highly motivated graduate research assistant for a project studying integrated crop-livestock systems. The successful applicant will work under the supervision of Dr. Kim Cassida, MSU Extension Forage and Cover Crop Agronomist. This project integrates livestock, specifically sheep, into wheat/cover crop-corn silage rotations. The successful applicant will work with all three aspects of the system-soils, crops, and animals. Field data collected will encompass soil fertility and health, crop productivity and quality, and animal performance. The graduate assistant will oversee data collection, statistical analysis, and other details of the project as their thesis project. The graduate student will also assist with other forage projects as needed and assist with teaching of an undergraduate course in forage management.
Applicants must have a B.S. degree in agronomy, soil science, animal science, biology or a related discipline and meet all requirements for admission to the Michigan State University Graduate School. Send a copy of CV including research experience and career goals, research statement, and academic transcripts to Dr. Kim Cassida, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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