Monday, January 11

SU Ag Center staff among featured speakers of National Agriculture Workers Conference

Dr. Fatemeh Malekian, standing in a white coat, talks to participants during the shake/ smoothie demonstration while Dr. Kasundra Cyrus, standing in the background, prepares shakes during the Professional Agricultural Workers Conference at Tuskegee University.

Baton Rouge, La. – Southern University Ag Center staff members Drs. Fatemeh Malekian, Professor of Nutrition and Food Science; Kasundra Cyrus, Extension Specialist for Family and Human Development and Renita Marshall, Associate Professor of Animal Science were among the featured speakers during the 73rd Annual Professional Agricultural Workers Conference (PAWC) held at Tuskegee University, December 6th – 8th.

During the conference, Malekian and Cyrus presented a PowerPoint presentation titled “Effect of Whey Protein/Resistant Starch on Body Weight” and conducted a poster presentation in conjunction with a shake/smoothie demonstration.  

Marshall presented a presentation titled, “Evaluation of Herd Health Programs and Management Practices on Small Beef Cattle Farm Operations: A Case for Prevention vs Treatment,” during the Livestock Research and Outreach session of the conference.

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