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NDSU Extension Service, Published February 03 2010

Newman named assistant professor at NDSU

FARGO - David Newman has been hired as an assistant professor with an emphasis on swine in North Dakota State University's Department of Animal Sciences.

His position will involve research, teaching and Extension Service activities related to swine production. He has been an associate swine specialist at NDSU since 2008.

Newman grew up in southern Missouri on a diversified livestock operation focusing on direct marketing pork across the United States.

He earned a bachelor of science degree in Animal Science, with a minor in International Agriculture, from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2005 and a Ph.D. in Animal Sciences from NDSU in 2009.

Also in 2009, he won the Myron and Muriel Johnsrud Excellence in Extension/Outreach Award from the NDSU College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources in part for his leadership of the BBQ Boot Camp team. The team, which held a series of educational programs throughout the state on grilling, food safety and livestock industry issues, won the 2009 Program Excellence Award from the NDSU Extension Service.

"We welcome Dr. Newman as a permanent member of the faculty of the Department of Animal Sciences," says Greg Lardy, department head.