Graduate Teaching Assistant, Animal Science
Agustin Olivo, is Ph.D. student in Animal Science, part of the Nutrient Management Spear Program (NMSP) led by Dr. Quirine Ketterings. Agustin is originally from Argentina, and joined the NMSP team in August 2020 to work in the development of sustainability indicators for the dairy industry, particularly looking at nutrient use efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions. He holds a bachelor’s degree in agronomy from the National University of Córdoba, Argentina, and a master's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA. At UNL, he led an on-farm research and high school engagement program that aimed to equip farmers and other stakeholders with skills to identify agronomic and soil health benefits of recycling animals' manures as soil amendments. Before joining the NMSP, he also interned with Field to Market, the Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture.
- M.Sc. Mechanized Systems Management, Minor in Natural Resources Science (2020), Biological Systems Engineering Department, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA. Thesis: On-Farm Research and Student Engagement to Assess and Promote Manure and Cedar Mulch as Land Treatment Practices in Nebraska
- B.Sc. Agronomy, emphasis: Environmental Management (2017) – College of Agricultural Sciences, National University of Cordoba, Argentina
Awards & Honors
- Rockey FFAR Fellow
- Agricultural Sustainability Science Intern - Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture - Science & Research Team.
- 2019-2020 Outstanding Graduate Research & Creative Activities Award. University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
- 2020 Student Luminary Award. University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
- Inspire Award – Department of Biological Systems Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Agustin in the news
This past spring, undergraduate students at SUNY Morrisville in Dr. Jennifer Gilbert Jenkins’ Soil Fertility course connected classroom knowledge about soil health and sustainability with actual farm assessments. They utilized the Nutrient Mass...
- Animal Science
- Department of Global Development
On December 17th, 2021, Lydia Young graduated from SUNY Morrisville with a focus on dairy management and agricultural mechanics. Throughout the summer and fall semester of 2021, Young participated in an internship program with the Nutrient...
- Animal Science