Agri-King Outstanding Animal Science Graduate Student Award
Univeristy: Iowa State University
Section Awarded: National
Cassandra K. Jones, Agri-King Outstanding Animal Science Graduate Student Award
Sponsored by Agri-King
Cassie Jones earned her B.S. and M.S. in Animal Science at Kansas State University. Her thesis research resulted in four published manuscripts and helped shape feeding recommendations regarding the use of phytases, carbohydrases, and specialty proteins in nursery pig diets. Since beginning her Ph.D. at Iowa State University with Dr. John Patience, Jones has written grants totaling $148,775 in research dollars. Her dissertation research will result in an additional eight publications on fallback pig identification and management. Additionally, Jones is member of the ASAS Board of Directors. Cassie and her husband, Spencer, have a newborn son, Ty, and raise Angus cattle near Boone, IA.