Fund Detail


Fund Purpose:

The purpose of this fund, created in March 2018 and fully funded in October of 2019, is to provide funding for a Platform Speaker at the Midwest Meetings on early pig health and/or nutrition. The invited speaker will give a 45 minute talk anchoring a session of 12 minute talks. 

Biographical Sketch: 

Dr. Charles Maxwell received his BS and MS from University of Georgia and his PhD degree from University of Wisconsin. He started his career in a research and teaching position as a swine specialist at Oklahoma State University and served in that capacity for 28 years. Since 1996, he has held the position of professor of swine nutrition and management at the University of Arkansas. Dr. Maxwell has made major contributions to the swine industry. His research has emphasized nutrition of the neonatal and early-weaned pigs and has resulted in a better understanding of the effect of management systems on performance of young pigs. He has published 79 refereed journal articles, 188 abstracts and 153 miscellaneous publications.

Club Founders

  • Benjamin Bass
  • Casey Bradley
  • Dari Brown
  • Ellen Davis
  • Brenda De Rodas
  • Jason Frank
  • Michael Looper
  • Tom Rehberger
  • Meghan Wulster-Radcliffe & Scott Radcliffe
  • Daniel Sohn
  • Zinpro Corporation

Past Lectures:

2024 Maxwell Lectureship

Bacillus probiotics in nursery pigs: The effects of dose on gut health and performance.
Young Dal Jang, University of Georgia

2023 Maxwell Lectureship

Role of amino acids and protein in health-challenged nursery pigs.
Daniel A. Columbus, Research Scientist and Adjunct Professor, Prairie Swine Centre, Inc., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

2022 Maxwell Lectureship

Large scale practical nutrition research sharing: Feeding the E. coli challenged pig: What we have learned to date.
Mandy J. Gerhart, JBS

2021 Maxwell Lectureship

Why resist: Harnessing immune-microbiome interactions for improved swine gut health.
Crystal L. Loving, USDA-ARS-National Animal Disease Center

2020 Maxwell Lectureship 

Jiangchao Zhao, University of Arkansas

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