My program focuses on understanding the critical physiological components of warm and cool-season forages that lead to improved forage-livestock production systems. Developing and maintaining resilient forage-livestock systems that are productive and environmentally sustainable is fraught with challenges. The solutions to these challenges involve sustainable livestock intensification that provide a framework for yielding more animal products through more targeted exploitation of our forage resources while reducing adverse impacts to the environment. I research solutions to two of  those challenges: 1) forage shortage due to the seasonal distribution of the feed resource and 2) mitigating animal production inefficiency using forage phytochemicals.



Assistant Professor

Forage Physiology

University of Missouri
Division of Plant Sciences
110 Waters Hall
Columbia, Missouri 65211
Office: (573) 882-9896