Texas Tech's Department of Animal & Food Sciences adds Whitney Crossland
By: Norman Martin
Whitney Crossland, an expert in animal health and nutritional systems, has been named an assistant professor of animal nutrition in Texas Tech University's Department of Animal and Food Sciences, according to officials within the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. She officially stepped into her new teaching and research post on March 19.
The Denton native indicated that she is interested in continuing her research efforts investigating nutritional management strategies which optimize the use of current feed technology as well as characterize alternative feed additives to identify practical implementation in beef cattle diets at different stages of production.
One of her primary goals at Tech is to develop a high impact, interactive course that allows students to tour cattle operations throughout Texas to gain a holistic perspective of the multi-faceted beef cattle production chain.
Prior to joining the Tech faculty, Crossland served as a lecturer and graduate teaching assistant in Texas A&M-College Station's Department of Animal Science. During her doctoral program she also worked with her husband at Crossland Cattle Company to maintain a Red Angus based seed-stock operation.
Between her masters and doctoral program she was a sales representative with Wapanucka, Oklahoma's Diamond G Animal Health providing pharmaceutical needs to local producers of southeastern Oklahoma, and also an agricultural science instructor and FFA advisor at Hereford Junior High School-Preparatory Academy in Hereford, Texas.
Crossland received her bachelor's degree in animal science and her master's degree in animal science ruminant nutrition from Texas A&M University-College Station. Her doctorate in animal science ruminant nutrition is from Texas A&M-College Station. She is a member of the Texas Red Angus Association of America; American Red Angus Association of America; and the American Society of Animal Science.
Tech's Department of Animal and Food Sciences is one of seven departments within Tech's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Housed in a state-of-the-art research and teaching facility, the department's 28 faculty members have excellent research support. Many are leading researchers in their respective fields. Areas of research emphasis include meat science and muscle biology, food safety and food microbiology, food security, animal nutrition and health, and animal welfare, with work in all major livestock species.
CONTACT: Michael Orth, chairman, Department of Animal and Food Sciences, Texas Tech University at (806) 834-5653 or email@example.com
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