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Dept. of Animal Science
Anthony Hall
474 S. Shaw Lane
East Lansing, MI
48824-1225

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Phone: (517) 355-8383
Fax: (517) 353-1699
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Wendy Powers

Wendy Powers

Professor

2209G Anthony Hall

(517) 614-8207

Professor, Director of Environmental Stewardship for Animal Agriculture Livestock Environmental Management

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Animal Agriculture & Environment Team

Education
BS,Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
MS, University of Florida, Gainsville
PhD, University of Florida, Gainsville

Responsibility
60% Extension, 40% Research

The Director of Environmental Stewardship for Animal Agriculture coordinates environmental activities related to animal agriculture for the college. Extension efforts are currently focused on implementation of management practices to reduce environmental impact and addressing the concerns of rural citizens by improving understanding and communication. Dr. Powers is a member of the MSU Animal Agriculture and the Environment Area of Expertise team, an interdisciplinary team of researchers and extension staff at MSU. Dr. Powers currently is a co-chair the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Program and is the chair of two Michigan Department of Agriculture Generally Accepted Agricultural and Management Practices technical committees (Site Selection and Manure Management/Utilization).

Dr. Powers’ research focuses on diet modification as an economical means of altering odor and gaseous emissions and manure nutrient excretion. She works in a multispecies capacity. She is the Faculty Coordinator of the Animal Air Quality Research Facility and conducts much of her research in that facility. Dr. Powers joined the faculty at Michigan State University in November 2006 after being on faculty at Iowa State University for just under 10 years.