The Beef Extension Educator position has been filled in Cuming County! Alfredo DiCostanzo has accepted the position and will begin his duties in Cuming County on March 1, 2022. He is currently a professor of animal science within the College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences at the University of Minnesota.
According to his page on the University of Minnesota website, DiCostanzo teaches several courses surrounding ruminant nutrition, animal bioenergetics, and beef production systems. His past research has examined how nutrition and management affect efficiency, economics, and environmental sustainability. DiCostanzo has done outreach across Minnesota since the mid-1990’s, and has been recognized for his work by those within Extension and the beef industry.
DiCostanzo earned his B.S. from ITESM Campus Queretaro, Mexico in 1981, his M.S.(1985) and Ph.D.(1989) from University of Minnesota, and did postdoctorate work at the University of Missouri in 1990.