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New agriculture research chair now on the job

Posted by Flaman Agriculture Nov 13, 2015

13 Nov 2015

New agriculture research chair now on the job

SASKATOON — The University of Saskatchewan has appointed a former student and adjunct professor as research chair in feed processing technology at the Canadian Feed Research Centre in North Battleford.
Rex Newkirk will collaborate with U of S plant and animal scientists to develop new feed and pet food products and new markets for Saskatchewan crops. The former vice-president of research and innovation at the Canadian International Grains Institute in Winnipeg will contribute to the valueadded segment of the province’s agricultural industry, according to a news release.

“Professor Newkirk is globally renowned in the processing of a wide variety of crop products to provide a myriad of end products,” College of Agriculture and Bioresources dean Mary Buhr said in a statement. “As the research lead for the U of S Canadian Feed Research Centre, he will drive integrating crop characteristics with processing features and nutritional availability in desirable end products.”
Newkirk’s tenure began Nov. 1 and will involve working with the Department of Animal and Poultry Science, the Crop Development Centre, Prairie Swine Centre and the Western College of Veterinary Medicine.
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