Sharpe and Lozinski win poster competition

Kirsten Sharpe and Brigit Lozinski
May 3, 2019

The Univeristy of Minnesota Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering recently hosted the Waste to Worth Conference at the Graduate Hotel on the Minneapolis campus.  Waste to Worth is a national conference that highlights advances in manure management, air quality, and agricultural sustainability. 

The Ron Sheffield Memorial Student Poster Competition is held in conjunction with the conference to recognize students who conduct quality applied research or Extension education related to livestock and poultry environmental management.  Twelve students participated in the competition. 

Kirsten Sharpe (advised by Brad Heins, and picture left) won first place with her poster entitled “Energy consumption in commercial Midwest dairy barns”.  Brigit Lozinski (advised by Lee Johnston) won second place with her poster entitled “Innovative use of solar energy to mitigate heat stress in sows.”  Both research projects were conducted at the West Central Research and Outreach Center. 

Congratulations Kirsten and Brigit!