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2018 CV

Teaching Statement

Highlights:

EDUCATION

  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    • Doctor of Philosophy in Dairy Nutrition, Expected Graduation: 2020
      • Advisor: Dr. Mark Hanigan
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences, May 2016
      • Technology and Management Concentration, Minor in Leadership Studies

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

  • Doctoral Research Assistant
    • Department of Dairy Science, Virginia Tech, August 2017-Present
  • Masters Research Assistant
    • Department of Animal Sciences, University of Missouri, 2015-Present
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant
    • Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011-2015 Piglet Cognition and Nutrition Lab, 2013-2015

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

  • American Society of Animal Science (ASAS), June 2014–August 2015
  • Science Communications Intern; Champaign, IL
  • DeKalb County Farm Bureau, May 2013–August 2013 Agricultural Literacy and Communications Intern; Sycamore, IL

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Student in Communicating Science, GRAD 5104 Virginia Tech, Fall 2017

  • Presented a talk during Virginia Tech’s “Nutshell Games,” a competition during which graduate students are challenged to present their research to a lay audience in less than 90 seconds. The talk was titled, “Improving Moo-trition for Dairy Sustainability.”
  • Gave 5-minute talks to 7th graders at Eastern Middle School in Pembroke, VA. Focused on the dairy cow’s digestive anatomy and gave a visual demonstration about how different feeds are broken down in the rumen.

Graduate Teaching Assistant AS 4332: Ruminant Nutrition, University of Missouri, Spring 2016 & Spring 2017

  • Helped lead two lab sections (20 students each) teaching basic NRC calculations, formulating diets for cattle at various production stages, feed characteristics and more.
  • Taught students how to formulate diets on two different University of Missouri ration balancing programs.

AS 3212: Principles of Animal Nutrition, University of Missouri, Fall 2015

  • Created homework, quiz and exam questions, answered questions during and outside of lecture, and graded classwork for 150 students in a basic animal nutrition course.

PUBLICATIONS

ABSTRACTS

Daley, V.L., L.E. Armentano, P.J. Kononoff, J.M. Prestegaard, M.D. Hanigan. 2018. Predicting fatty acid content from crude fat in feed: A meta-analytic approach. Presented at 2018 National ADSA Meeting.

Daley, V.L., L.E. Armentano, P.J. Kononoff, J.M. Prestegaard, M.D. Hanigan. 2018. Estimation of total fatty acid content and composition of feedstuffs for dairy cattle. Presented at 2018 National ADSA Meeting.

Prestegaard, J.M., A. L. Landers, M. M. Masiero, B. R. McDonald, C. D. Martin, M. S. Kerley. 2017. Impacts of balancing feedlot diets for effective energy and predicted amino acid requirement on plasma lysine levels and finishing steer performance. Presented at 2017 National ASAS Meeting.

Masiero, M. M., A. L. Landers, J. M. Prestegaard, B. R. McDonald, C. D. Martin, M. S. Kerley. 2017. Effects of roughage removal, rumen modifier inclusion and post ruminal amino acid supply on growth performance in beef steers. Presented at 2017 National ASAS Meeting.

Prestegaard, J.M., A. L. Landers, M. M. Masiero, B. R. McDonald, C. D. Martin, M. S. Kerley. 2017. Balancing feedlot diets for effective energy and predicted amino acid requirement improves finishing steer performance and profitability. Presented at 2017 University of Missouri Department of Animal Sciences Graduate Forum.

Prestegaard, J.M., M.S. Kerley. 2017. Effects of balancing feedlot diets for amino acid requirements and effective energy using rumen protected lysine on growing steer performance. Presented at 2017 Midwest ASAS Section Meeting.

Prestegaard, J. M., A. L. Kenny, M. M. Masiero, and M. S. Kerley. 2016. Determining rumnal lysine degradability of a bypass soybean meal product and an encapsulated lysine source. Presented at 2016 ADSA-ASAS Joint Annual Meeting.

Prestegaard, J. M., A. L. Kenny, M. M. Masiero, and M. S. Kerley. 2016. Determining rumnal lysine degradability of a bypass soybean meal product and an encapsulated lysine source. Presented at 2016 University of Missouri Department of Animal Sciences Graduate Forum.

INTERPRETIVE SUMMARIES

Prestegaard, J. M. 2015. Keeping beef in the center of the plate. http://www.agweb.com/article/keepi ng-beef-in-the-center-of-the-plate-naa-news-release/.

Prestegaard, J. M. 2015. Countering pet obesity by rethinking feeding habits. https://www.sciencedail y.com/releases/2015/07/150730162452.htm. Prestegaard J. M. 2015.

Going green: Microalgae as a feedstuff for grower steers. http://takingstock.a sas.org/?p=15872. Prestegaard J. M. 2015.

Detecting disease in beef cattle using ear tag units. http://www.beefcentral.co m/production/stock-handling-and-animal-welfare/detecting-disease-in-beef-cattle-using-ear-tag-units/. Prestegaard J. M. 2014.

Moving calves, managing stress. http://takingstock.asas.org/?p=13773. Prestegaard J. M. 2014. Capture, treat and reuse: Considerations for feedlot water conservation. http://takingstock.asas.org/?p=13237. Prestegaard J. M. 2014.

Sulfur in beef cattle diets: A wealth of knowledge and future directions. http://takingstock.asas.org/?p=13082.

ACTIVITIES and HONORS

  • 2015-2017: University of Missouri Animal Science Graduate Student Association • Historian, 2016 2013 & 2015
  • University of Illinois Department of Animal Sciences Experiential Learning Award, First Place 2013-2015
  • University of Illinois Collegiate Farm Bureau • Secretary, 2014-2015 • Agricultural Literacy Representative, 2013-2014 2013-2015
  • Saddleseat Illini • Secretary, 2014-2015 2011-2015
  • 4H House Cooperative Sorority • Historian, 2013-2014 • Social Chair, 2012-2013 2011-2015
  • University of Illinois Hoof n’ Horn Club