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Austin Peay State University Provost Lecture Series to feature APSU Agriculture professor Rodney Mills on Thursday, January 30th


Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – An Austin Peay State University animal science professor will present the next session of the Provost Lecture Series this week at APSU.

Dr. Rodney Mills, assistant professor of animal science, will present at 3:00pm, Thursday, January 30th, in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. The title of his lecture is “Development of a Sustainable Beef Production System: A Case Study of the APSU Farm and Environmental Education Center.”

Austin Peay Agriculture professor Dr. Rodney Mills with a brown horse. (APSU)

Austin Peay Agriculture professor Dr. Rodney Mills with a brown horse. (APSU)

He will address the effects of management intensive grazing on animal performance and efficiency, as well as environmental effects such as plant communities, soil parameters and water quality.

All sessions of the Provost Lecture Series are free and open to the public.

Mills is a native of Kentucky who grew up on a commercial beef cattle operation. He received his Bachelors of Science degree in biology from Union College in 1996. After working in the industry for several years, he completed his Master of Science degree in ruminant nutrition from the University of Tennessee.

He then received the Centennial Scholar Fellowship to pursue a Ph.D. at Oklahoma State University. Mills joined the APSU faculty in 2011. His research interests include applied research involving supplemental digestible fiber in grazing beef cattle and functional genomics involving beef cattle diagnosed with bovine respiratory disease.

Sessions of the Provost Lecture Series can be viewed live here. Past lectures are available to view on iTunesU. Other sessions in the Provost Lecture Series also are planned for the academic year.

All sessions are from 3:00pm-4:30pm in the MUC, Room 303.

APSU Provost Lecture Series Schedule

Spring Semester 2014 Location Presenter
January 30, 2014 UC 303 Rod Mills
February 6, 2014 UC 303 Rebecca Johnsen
February 13, 2014 UC 303 Stephen Truhon
February 20, 2014 UC 303 Justin Oelgoetz
March 6, 2014 UC 303 Robin Reed
March 20, 2014 UC 303 Osvaldo Di Paolo
March 27, 2014 UC 103C Alex King
April 3, 2014 UC 303 Tamara Smithers
April 17, 2014 UC 303 Stefan Woltmann


The Provost Lecture Series seeks to foster a spirit of intellectual and scholarly inquiry among faculty, staff and students. The program will be used as a platform for APSU faculty members who are recent recipients of provost summer grants, who have been awarded faculty development leaves and who have engaged in recent scholarly inquiry during sabbatical leaves.

For more information about the Provost Lecture Series, contact the APSU Office of Academic Affairs at 931.221.7676 or at .




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