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Published July 12, 2015, 04:19 PM

Hatfield to lead Animal and Range Sciences department

Patrick Hatfield, professor of animal science at Montana State University in Bozeman, has been named head of the Department of Animal and Range Sciences in the MSU College of Agriculture and Montana Agricultural Experiment Station.

BOZEMAN, Mont. — Patrick Hatfield, professor of animal science at Montana State University in Bozeman, has been named head of the Department of Animal and Range Sciences in the MSU College of Agriculture and Montana Agricultural Experiment Station. Animal and range sciences is the largest department in the College of Agriculture. Since 1996, Hatfield has served as a member of the faculty in the MSU Department of Animal and Range Sciences. Hatfield received a bachelor’s degree from MSU in range sciences before going on to earn a master’s degree from New Mexico State University in range sciences and a doctorate in animal science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Hatfield also served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in agriculture in the Philippines and research scientist at the U.S. Sheep Experiment Station near Dubois, Idaho. Hatfield’s research is largely focused on the nutritional management of sheep and incorporating livestock into sustainable crop production for insect and pest control and residue management.

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