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2020 UT Beef and Forage Center Graduate Research Poster Competition Award Announcement

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The Poster Symposium and Competition Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the fifth annual UT Beef and Forage Center Graduate Research Poster Competition in coordination with the UT Beef and Forage Center Annual Research and Recommendation Meeting.

Mary Ali Oliver


1- Mary Ali Oliver
Presentation title
Effect of progesterone (P4) on endometrial cell gene expression in development of medias to improve in vitro produced (IVP) embryo quality in cattle


Taylor Ault-Seay

2- Taylor Ault-Seay
Presentation title
The effects of supplemental protein on cytokines and chemokines in the uterine environment throughout beef heifer development


Courtnie Carter


3- Courtnie Carter
Presentation title
On-farm demonstration for the impact of applied reproductive technologies


The judges, committee, UT Beef and Forage Center, and UTIA are proud of the students’ work and effort that went into the fifth iteration of the research poster competition. Having to conduct the poster session virtually was a challenge, but everyone performed amazingly and the audience thoroughly enjoyed this new type of access to your research. As a committee, the aim was to provide a venue and opportunity for graduate students to gain experience in preparing and presenting scientific information in a scholarly manner on a topic of current importance and interest to agriculture. Your effort did not go unnoticed and continues to contribute to the success of the Center, UTIA, and the land-grant mission.