Breakout Sessions

Location: Convention Center Meeting Rooms 1-2

Sponsored by Alltech

Listen to Damon Smith, Associate Professor and Extension Plant Pathologist at UW-Madison, talk about management practices, such as fungicides, that potentially help reduce the level of mycotoxins in the field. Also, get an update on Alltech’s North America Harvest Analysis findings for 2018 from Alltech’s Dr. Alexandra Weaver.

Dr. Alexandra Weaver

Dr. Alexandra Weaver obtained her master’s degree and Ph.D. in animal science and nutrition from North Carolina State University under the direction of Dr. Sung Woo Kim. Her dissertation is entitled “The impact of mycotoxins on growth and health of swine,” which investigated the effects of mycotoxins on the performance, immunity, oxidative stress, gut health and reproductive capacity of pigs. She has published multiple research articles in several journals, including the Journal of Animal Science. In 2013, Weaver joined the Alltech® Mycotoxin Management team. In this role, she helps producers and nutritionists of all species understand and manage mycotoxins.

Damon Smith is an Associate Professor and Extension Plant Pathologist at University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Damon’s responsibilities include research efforts that focus on improving our understanding of the epidemiology of plant pathogens in order to develop better management recommendations for the sustainable management of field and forage crop diseases.  Damon is a native of Western New York State.  He earned his B.S. in Biological Sciences at the State University of New York, College at Geneseo, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from North Carolina State University.  Prior to Damon’s appointment at UW he was an assistant professor and extension specialist at Oklahoma State University.



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