TVDCTA Meeting Announcement: Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 6:45 to 8:00, Bailey Cove Library
TOPIC: Equine Biomechanics and Physiology of the Equine Athlete. The talk will discuss Equine anatomy and the basics of how their bodies adapt to training.
SPEAKER: Dr. Betsy Wagner
Dr. Betsy Wagner, an associate professor at Auburn University, has received the 2013 Outstanding Young Animal Scientist in Education Award from the Southern Section of the American Society of Animal Science. Wagner’s research and teaching has helped Auburn University build a strong equine program. As an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Wagner took a year off to be an FFA state officer
As a graduate student at Texas A&M University, Wagner combined her passion for horses and teaching. Wagner knew of the university’s reputation for helping students land in teaching positions, so she became an Aggie and earned a PhD for her research into trace mineral nutrition.
Wagner still studies equine nutrition, but her main focus is her students at Auburn University. As an associate professor in the Department of Animal Sciences, she teaches equine science classes and organizes student events. Wagner also reaches out to the community. Wagner writes a regular column for Alabama Cattleman magazine and serves as an advisor for the Alabama Farmers Federation.