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Leonard Lauriault

Leonard Lauriault
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Education:

M.S. in Crop Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. May 1989.

Thesis: The effect of thiamin supplementation on the ingestive behavior of beef cattle grazing endophyte-infected tall fescue.

Lauriault, L.M., C.T. Dougherty*, N.W. Bradley, and P.L. Cornelius. 1990. Thiamin supplementation and the ingestive behavior of beef cattle grazing endophyte-infected tall fescue. J. Anim. Sci. 68:1245-1253.

B.S. in Agriculture, Berea College, Berea, KY. May 1980.

Certification:

American Forage and Grassland Council Certified Forage and Grassland Professional

Experience:

Superintendent (July 2012 to present) and Forage Crop Management Scientist. College Professor (July 2009 to present); College Associate Professor (July 2004 to June 2009); College Assistant Professor (January 2002 to June 2004); Agriculture Specialist (January 1997 to January 2002). Plant and Environmental Sciences Department (former Agronomy and Horticulture), New Mexico State University College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences, Las Cruces, NM.

Research Specialist, Forage Cultivar Evaluationist. July 1990 to December 1996. University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Department of Agronomy, Lexington, KY.

Area Regulatory Specialist. November 1989 to July 1990. University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Division of Regulatory Services, Lexington, KY.

Principal Laboratory Technician, Forage Management and Utilization. October 1980 to November 1989. University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Department of Agronomy, Lexington, KY.

Teaching and Field Assistant, Soil and Plant Science Laboratory and Berea College Forest. February 1978 to May 1980. Berea College Labor Program. Berea College Department of Agriculture, Berea, KY.

Awards:

Extension Advocate Award, New Mexico Extension Specialists Association, 2011.

Editor's Citation for Excellence in Manuscript Review, Agronomy Journal, 2006.

Constancia por la exposicion de la Conferencia Magistral, XXV Congreso Nacional de Control Biologico La Sociedad Mexicana de Control Biologico, 15 November 2002.

Conservation Service Award - New Mexico Area Conservation Districts, Region V, 1998.

Conservationist Award - Canadian River Soil and Water Conservation District, 1998.

A. Paul Nestor Employee Creativity Award, Finalist University of Kentucky, 1995.

Personal philosophy: Perseverance is the pathway to perfection (Phillippians 3:12-16)