Dr. Timothy H. Blosser, former Professor and Chair of the Washington State University Department of Dairy Sciences, died Sunday January 14, 2018. Dr. Blosser grew up on a dairy farm and earned a BS degree from Purdue University and MS and PhD degrees in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin. As a faculty member at WSU, Dr. Blosser studied ruminant biochemistry and physiology, ruminal fermentation and biochemistry and the nutritional value of forages and other by-product feedstuffs. His research provided critical information to the dairy industry in the state of Washington and the US. After his service to WSU he worked for the USDA ARS as national program leader and assisted in the foundation of the US Dairy Forage Research Center. Dr. Blosser was a strong Cougar supporter and he long continued his association with WSU past his retirement attending Department of Animal Science gatherings and Cougar football games. Dr. Blosser and his family have for years generously supported WSU graduate student travel to professional meetings to present their dairy science research. Dr. Blosser is survived by his wife Dorothy, son Patrick and his wife Catalina. Details about a memorial service later this spring will be forthcoming.
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