Breaking News: MSU Announces Cameron Endowed Chair – Beef Physiology


It was confirmed that Dr. Tim DelCurto has verbally accepted to join the staff at Montana State University's College of Agriculture.

Dr. DelCcurto's position as the Endowed Chair in Beef Physiology will be a tenure-track faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level in the Department of Animal and Range Sciences at Montana State University. The appointment will be 60{2fba0047518ad2e639da733ea78e24abf77cec06f485a26b152e17f2a77aa67a} Research, 30{2fba0047518ad2e639da733ea78e24abf77cec06f485a26b152e17f2a77aa67a} Teaching, and 10{2fba0047518ad2e639da733ea78e24abf77cec06f485a26b152e17f2a77aa67a} Service funded by the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station and the College of Agriculture, with emphasis on fundamentals of systems physiology of beef cattle production in Montana and the region.  


Dr. Patrick Hatfield, Department Head of Animal and Ranges Sciences says, “I look forward to Tim joining our faculty in the fall.  Tim has over 20 years of experience in research and teaching.  He is a nationally recognized leader in the area of beef cattle and grazing livestock research.  Tim is an outstanding team player with the leadership skills to help move our beef research and teaching program to the next level.”

DelCurto currently serves as the Program Head & Director of the Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center-Union Station, with a specialty in Range beef cattle nutrition and management.


MSU alumna Nancy Cameron made a $3.5 million gift to the MSU Foundation to endow the faculty research chair, three scholarship funds and a business professorship at MSU. Cameron is descended from a pioneering ranching family with a 125-year history in the state. The family ranch was southwest of Great Falls.


“Nancy Cameron’s gift provided important, initial funds for a dedicated faculty researcher focusing on cattle production in Montana,” said John Grande, chairman of the Montana Stockgrowers Research, Education and Endowment Foundation.  “As a group, we want to help bolster this generous gift by raising additional support for dedicated graduate fellowships.  Our state needs faculty and graduate students to lead industry-driven projects that directly benefit the Montana livestock industry.”


The Montana Stockgrowers Association Research, Education and Endowment Foundation and the MSU Alumni Foundation also worked together to raise $1 million for graduate student fellowships in animal and range sciences. The fellowships, which will cover tuition and other fees for graduate students, will enhance with the newly established Nancy Cameron Faculty Chair in animal and range sciences, supporting research tied to the livestock industry.



Source:  Montana State University and Northern Ag Network

Photo courtesy of Montana NRCS & Oregon State University

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