ASAS Young Scholar Award
Univeristy: Kansas State University
Section Awarded: National
Madison R. Wensley, ASAS Young Scholar Award
Madie Wensley is a doctoral student in Swine Nutrition at Kansas State University. A native of Michigan, Madie completed her B.S. degree at Michigan State University and M.S. degree at K-State. During her M.S. Degree, she published 4 manuscripts concerning phytase, bone mineralization, and an amino acid biomass product for pigs. Madie’s doctoral research focuses on the period of nutrient disruption at the time of weaning in pigs with an overall goal of reducing mortality and improving the feed intake and subsequent growth of weanling pigs. Her research in this area has involved over 17,000 pigs in 10 experiments with results finding that strategic nutritional intervention strategies around the time of weaning can reduce nursery pig mortality. Madie also has coordinated the research relationship between K-State and Iowa Select Farms and JBS Live Pork to summarize research conducted in their facilities. She also has mentored multiple undergraduate students through research projects as undergraduate research coordinator.