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International Livestock Forum

Colorado State University Department of Animal Sciences and the National Western Stock Show have partnered together to host the 8th annual International Livestock Forum.

Leaders in the livestock industry are hosted by the College of Agricultural Sciences and the Department of Animal Sciences at CSU. Each year, student fellows are selected to attend this important event. Learn more about this year’s event.

Building Strong Partnerships

The 2022 International Livestock Forum will bring together industry leaders, government professionals, and members of academia to discuss domestic and international livestock and food productions.

Fellows of the 2022 ILF will experience unique tours of some of Colorado’s top agricultural enterprises, behind-the-scenes access to the National Western Stock Show, and a full day of networking and interaction with an impressive lineup of keynote speakers and industry panelists. This is a premiere opportunity to engage in the future of international livestock and food production.

Email cas_ilf@mail.colostate.edu with questions. 

Previous Student Fellows

2016 Student Fellows

  • Richard Ridge – Senior | Agriculture – Livestock Production | University of Sydney | Home Country: Australia
  • Rinara Kiel – M.S. | Animal Science – Meat Science | Colorado State University | Home Country: Brazil
  • Cristiane Soares Simon Marques – Ph.D. | Animal Science | Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul | Home Country: Brazil
  • Kaley Mackie – M.S. | Epidemiology | University of Guelphl | Home Country: Canada
  • Lauren Ovinge – M.S. | Animal Science – Ruminant Nutrition | Texas Tech University | Home Country: Canada
  • Benjamin Potvin – D.V.M. | Veterinary Medicine | University of Guelphl | Home Country: Canada
  • Rae-Leigh Pederzolli – M.S. | Animal Science | University of Saskatchewan | Home Country: Canada
  • Katelyn Stehr – Senior | Animal Science | University of Saskatchewan | Home Country: Canada
  • Xi Zeng – Ph.D. | Animal Science – Breeding and Genetics | Colorado State University | Home Country: China
  • Tamar Adcock – Ph.D. | Animal Science – Beef Genomics | University of Missouri | Home Country: USA
  • Jessica Baggerman – Ph.D. | Animal Science | Texas Tech University | Home Country: USA
  • Chad Bower – M.S. | Animal Science – Meat Science | University of Nebraska-Lincoln | Home Country: USA
  • Casey Dykier – M.S. | Animal Biology | University of California Davis | Home Country: USA
  • Clay Eastwood – Ph.D. | Animal Science – Meat Science | Texas A&M University | Home Country: USA
  • Brandi Feehan – Sophomore | Animal Science & Industry Bioscience/Biotechnology | Kansas State University | Home Country: USA
  • Mariana Hudson – D.V.M. | Veterinary Medicine | Colorado State University | Home Country: USA
  • Allison Pullin – M.S. | Animal Science – Animal Welfare and Behavior | Ohio State University | Home Country: USA
  • Nathan Tapp – Ph.D. | Animal Science – Meat Science | Texas Tech University | Home Country: USA
  • Michael Whitmore – D.V.M. | Veterinary Medicine | WIMU – Montana State University | Home Country: USA

2015 Student Fellows

  • Breanna Anderson – Senior | Agriculture – Animal & Poultry Science | University of Saskatchewan | Home Country: Canada
  • Lacey Demmans – Senior | Science – Animal Health | University of Alberta | Home Country: Canada
  • Stephen Elgersma – Senior | Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine | University of Guelph | Home Country: Canada
  • Lane Hudson – Senior | Sustainable Agriculture Systems | University of Alberta | Home Country – Canada
  • Cathryn Thompson – Junior | Agriculture – Animal Science | University of Alberta | Home Country: Canada
  • Lacey Wynnyk – Senior | Science – Agriculture | University of Alberta | Home Country: Canada
  • Juan Sebastian Camancho Devalos – Senior | Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources | EARTH University | Home Country: Ecuador
  • Mari Higuchi – Junior | Animal Science | Hokkaido University | Home Country: Japan
  • Maho Miyashita – Junior | Animal Science | Hokkaido University | Home Country: Japan
  • Lauren Adcock – M.S. | Agriculture – Animal Science | Tarleton State University | Home Country: United States
  • Justin Bartholomay – Senior | Animal Science | North Dakota State University | Home Country: United States
  • John Benner – M.S. | Animal Science | North Carolina State University | Home Country: United States
  • Emily Buck – Senior | Animal Science – Animal Industries | University of Tennessee-Knoxville | Home Country: United States
  • Alyssa Clements – M.S. | Animal Science | University of Illinois | Home Country: United States
  • Enrique Doster – Ph.D./D.V.M. | Animal Sciences | Colorado State University | Home Country: United States
  • Kathryn Ann Fields – M.S. | Science – Food & Resource Economics | University of Florida | Home Country: United States
  • Travis Hoffman – Ph.D. | Animal Sciences – Meat Science | Colorado State University | Home Country: United States
  • Valene Lickley – Junior | Animal Sciences & Civil Engineering | Colorado State University | Home Country: United States
  • Marissa Lorenz – Sophomore | Animal Science | Purdue University | Home Country: United States
  • Katelin Malm – Junior | Agriculture | University of Wyoming | Home Country: United States
  • Josh McCann – Ph.D. | Animal Sciences | University of Illinois | Home Country: United States
  • Sarah Nafziger – Senior | Animal Sciences | Pennsylvania State University | Home Country: United States
  • Rachel Purdy – Sophomore | Agricultural Business | University of Wyoming | Home Country: United States
  • Zachary Reynolds – Sophomore | Animal & Veterinary Science | University of Idaho | Home Country: United States
  • Desiree Shasa – D.V.M. | Animal Science – Veterinary Medicine & Research | Colorado State University | Home Country: United States
  • Maggie Weinroth – M.S. | Animal Sciences | Colorado State University | Home Country: United States
  • Lucas Wood – Senior | Animal & Veterinary Sciences | Clemson University | Home Country: United States
  • Katelynn Zechiel – Senior | Animal Sciences | Purdue University | Home Country: United States