About the Authors

JOSEPH P. FONTENOT (chair) was named John W. Hancock, Jr., Professor of Animal Science in 1986 at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He received his Ph.D. degree in animal nutrition from Oklahoma State University. Fontenot's research activities have included ruminant nutrition, nitrogen requirement and metabolism, metabolic disturbances, administration of hormones and other drugs, forage utilization, cellulose digestion, and recycling of animal wastes by feeding.

DWAYNE R. BUXTON, since 1990, has served as supervisory plant physiologist and research leader for U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service in Ames, Iowa, where he has also concurrently conducted research at Iowa State University since 1981. He received his Ph.D. degree in crop production from Iowa State. His research focus includes forage physiology and utilization by ruminants and evaluation of forage species and crop management systems for producing renewable energy from biomass.

GEORGE C. FAHEY is professor of animal science at the University of Illinois at Urbana. He received his Ph.D. degree in animal nutrition from the University of West Virginia. Fahey's research interests include fiber utilization by ruminant and nonruminant animals.

LAWRENCE R. JONES is assistant professor of animal science at Cornell University. He received his Ph.D. degree in animal science and dairy herd management from the University of Illinois at Urbana. Jones ' major areas of research are



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BUILDING A NORTH AMERICAN FEED INFORMATION SYSTEM About the Authors JOSEPH P. FONTENOT (chair) was named John W. Hancock, Jr., Professor of Animal Science in 1986 at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He received his Ph.D. degree in animal nutrition from Oklahoma State University. Fontenot's research activities have included ruminant nutrition, nitrogen requirement and metabolism, metabolic disturbances, administration of hormones and other drugs, forage utilization, cellulose digestion, and recycling of animal wastes by feeding. DWAYNE R. BUXTON, since 1990, has served as supervisory plant physiologist and research leader for U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service in Ames, Iowa, where he has also concurrently conducted research at Iowa State University since 1981. He received his Ph.D. degree in crop production from Iowa State. His research focus includes forage physiology and utilization by ruminants and evaluation of forage species and crop management systems for producing renewable energy from biomass. GEORGE C. FAHEY is professor of animal science at the University of Illinois at Urbana. He received his Ph.D. degree in animal nutrition from the University of West Virginia. Fahey's research interests include fiber utilization by ruminant and nonruminant animals. LAWRENCE R. JONES is assistant professor of animal science at Cornell University. He received his Ph.D. degree in animal science and dairy herd management from the University of Illinois at Urbana. Jones ' major areas of research are

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BUILDING A NORTH AMERICAN FEED INFORMATION SYSTEM dairy herd management systems, computerized record-keeping, and Artificial Intelligence approaches to problem-solving. JAMES E. NOCEK serves as director of dairy and livestock research and applied technology for Agway, Inc., Syracuse, New York. He received his Ph.D. degree in animal science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Nocek's primary area of research is in ruminant digestive physiology and nutrient utilization. Related areas of emphasis include ruminal protein and amino acid digestion, ruminal carbohydrate digestion, forage utilization, modeling digestion and transport systems, and feeding management. RODNEY J. NOEL has served as associate state chemist for the Office of the Indiana State Chemist at Purdue University since 1991. He received his Ph.D. degree in biochemistry from Purdue University. Noel's research interests include all areas of feed, fertilizer, pesticides, residues, and antibiotics. KEITH E. RINEHART is vice president of technical services at Perdue, Inc., in Salisbury, Maryland. Rinehart received his Ph.D. degree in animal science and biochemistry from Purdue University. GERALD C. WEIGEL is vice president of nutrition and regulatory affairs for the Archer Daniels Midland Company, Decatur, Illinois. Weigel received his M.S. degree in animal nutrition from the University of Florida. He is involved with research conducted worldwide in soy proteins, amino acids, corn (all phases of milling), rice, canola/rapeseed, and other products.

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