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Dr. Joseph Harrison

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Livestock Nutrient Management

Dr. Joseph Harrison
Professor & Extension Dairy Scientist, Washington State University

Dr. Joseph Harrison

Area of Expertise
One of the most challenging issues facing animal agriculture today is environmental management, or managing nutrients on the farm to minimize their impact on the environment. Dr. Joseph Harrison specializes in whole farm nutrient management with emphasis on forages and dairy nutrition. His specific research areas include determination of nutrient management factors limiting profitability and impacting the environment, characterization of nutrient management factors for high producing herds, and evaluation of crop rotations for profitability and environmental stewardship. He coordinates the Washington State Dairy Newsletter and Tri-State Northwest Dairy Shortcourse. Dr. Harrison is also responsible for the Washington State University Livestock Nutrient Management Program, which provides dairy industry personnel and producers access to nutrient management publications, research projects, education outreach materials, software and spreadsheets, and presentations.

Academic Training

PhD 1983 The Ohio State University Dairy Science
MS 1980 The Ohio State University Dairy Science
BS 1978 The Ohio State University Dairy Science

Professional Experience

1984 - Present Professor and Extension Dairy Scientist, Washington State University

Honors and Awards
Washington State University Award of Excellence in Extension, 2008
Washington State Dairy Federation President’s Award – 2007
Washington Association of Conservation Districts, Professional Service Award, 2005
NE Regional Association of State Agricultural Experiment Station Directors, Award of Excellence, 1999
Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. Forage Award, ADSA, 1996
Certificate of Recognition, Summer School District Board of Directors, 1993
Outstanding Researcher of the Year, 1989



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