Wilson G. Pond International Travel Award
Univeristy: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Section Awarded: National
Kacie McCarthy, Wilson G. Pond International Travel Award
Sponsored by: Wilson G. Pond Appreciation Club
Dr. Kacie Lynn McCarthy received her B.S. in Animal Science from CSU while competing as a Division I athlete. During her M.S. program at NMSU, she worked with Dr. Eric Scholljegerdes to evaluate the effects of early implantation with Ralgro on performance and profit margin of Holstein steer calves. During her Ph.D. program with Dr. Carl Dahlen at NDSU, Dr. McCarthy’s research work evaluated supplementation strategies for grazing beef cattle. Additionally, her teaching efforts included multiple TA assignments and serving as the instructor of record for a capstone course. Furthermore, her extension involvement included assisting with needs assessment, survey development, program organization and evaluation, and reporting of impacts. Her contributions to research, teaching, extension, service, and her dedication to the field of Animal Sciences will continue as Dr. McCarthy continues her career as a Beef Cow-Calf Specialist in the Animal Science Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she began working in January of 2020.