Seminar topic at Panhandle Seminar: Advances in beef genetic prediction

Dr. Matt Spangler, professor and Extension beef genetics specialist at the University of Nebraska, will be speaking at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center in the Bluestem Room at 3 p.m. Jan. 30 on the topic of “Advances in genetic prediction and the potential benefits to non-geneticists.”
Spangler grew up on a diversified crop and livestock farm in Kansas. He received a bachelor’s degrees from Kansas State University, master’s degree from Iowa State University, and a Ph.D. from University of Georgia. He works as part of a team with colleagues at UNL and U.S. Meat Animal Research Center at Clay Center, Neb., to improve genetic/genomic selection tools and methods and leads a U.S. Department of Agriculture funded project to develop web-based decision support tools for genetic selection.
Additionally, he is an invited panelist along with Tim Nolting (Cowboy Poet) and Mitch Stephenson, forage and range management specialist at the Panhandle Center, to introduce a screening of the film “Cowboys: A Documentary Portrait” at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Midwest Theater.
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