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CAFES Fund for Excellence Scholars Selected

By Jenna Wegner
UW-RF University Communications

MAY 5, 2006--Through the generous support of alumni, two students in the University of Wisconsin-River Falls College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences have been selected as Fund for Excellence Student Scholars.

Cassandra Torhorst, a senior from Oregon, Wis. majoring in animal science, will be working with animal science Professor Gary Onan to analyze the relationship between lysine, backfat depth and fertility of the University Lab Farm sows. Matt Rahmlow, a senior from Mishicot, Wis. majoring in agricultural business, will be working with Professor Stan Schraufnagel and Farm Operations Director Bill Connolly to develop a record-keeping system for the swine enterprise on the University Lab Farm that addresses the unique issues the farm faces as both a teaching facility and a business.

Each student will be awarded $2,500 to support his or her research project. The project must utilize the facilities and resources of CAFES. These include the laboratory farm, the greenhouse, the pilot plants and/or any of the other discipline specific laboratories.

Through the Fund for Excellence campaign, these Student Scholars will continue the strong tradition of student-faculty collaboration in CAFES.


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