Animal and Dairy Sciences assistant professor Jennifer Van Os was recently selected to receive a CALS Alfred Toepfer Faculty Fellow Award. The one-year award is bestowed on pre-tenure faculty whose research benefits agricultural activities within the United States and whose areas of interest lie in the scientific fields of crop research, improvements in crop yield and quality, or animal sciences.
Van Os joined CALS in March 2018 as an assistant professor of dairy science and a UW-Extension animal welfare specialist. Her research focuses on understanding, evaluating and improving the welfare of dairy animals from a biological perspective. The goal of her extension program is to promote best practices in management and housing to help the dairy industry adapt as scientific knowledge about animal welfare continues to grow.