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Tryon Wickersham

Wickersham, Tryon
Tryon Wickersham
Professor, Animal Nutrition
Room 230 Kleberg
Undergraduate Education
B.S. in Animal Science, Texas A&M University
Graduate Education
M.S. in Ruminant Nutrition, Kansas State University
Ph.D. in Ruminant Nutrition, Kansas State University
2014 – National Pork Board Swine Industry Award for Innovation – The Economic impact of removing ractopamine from pork production. M.D. Johnson, D.P. Anderson, T.A. Wickersham, and J.E. Sawyer.
2014 – North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Teaching Award of Merit
2014 – Fish Camp Namesake – Camp Wickersham
2013 – College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award – Excellence in Teaching
2013 – Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement for Teaching at the University Level
2013 – Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Honor Professor
2011 – Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching at the College Level

Dr. Tryon Wickersham is an associate professor in the animal nutrition section of the Department of Animal Science. He is also a member of the graduate faculty. He received his bachelor’s degree in animal science from Texas A&M University and his master’s degree and doctorate in ruminant nutrition from Kansas State University.

Dr. Wickersham teaches graduate level courses and laboratories in animal nutrition. He also directs research in ruminant nutrition with an interest in forage utilization and nitrogen metabolism. His previous research has focused on protein supplementation to cattle consuming low-quality forage and nitrogen metabolism in cattle consuming diets that are deficient in nitrogen. Future research goals include determining optimum supplementation strategies for ruminants consuming forages of divergent nutritive values and furthering our understanding of nitrogen metabolism in ruminants.

Professional memberships include American Society of Animal Science, American Society of Dairy Science, and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.