Joanne Siciliano-Jones, Ph.D.
P.O. Box 88
Homer, NY 13077
(607) 749-5747, voice
(607) 749-5634, fax
Post Graduate Research Emphasis
Determination of the nutritive value of feedstuffs, especially forages,
from digestibility analyses. Primary area of effort has been the use of digestibility data
in ration balancing and hybrid valuation. Hybrid evaluation and interactions between
genetics and environment has been a major focus as well.
Summary of Employment
F.A.R.M.E. Institute Inc. ------ September 1995 to present
- President responsible for administration and business development.
F.A.R.M.E. Institute provides research, training, and technical service to farmers and
agribusiness in dairy cattle nutrition. Research areas include heifer growth and health
studies, lactation studies, and digestibility studies in ruminally fistulated cows.
Technical services offered to farmers include digestibility testing and ration evaluation.
Agway, Inc./Cooperative Research Farms------ 5-88 to 8-95
- Manager, Basic Research responsible for oversight, summarization,
and application of research with fistulated dairy cows. Research facilities included
stalls for fistulated animals as well as a laboratory for sample preparation and conduct
of in vitro batch fermentations. Supervised full-time laboratory technician plus
part-time help. During the last 16 months, also served as acting manager for dry and
lactating cow and heifer growth studies. Conducted training and technical service programs
and research programs detailed above.
University of Illinois -------1985-1988
- Ph.D. in Animal Sciences, Ruminant Nutrition.
- Major Professor: Dr. Michael R. Murphy
- Thesis Title: Digesta passage, fermentation, and microbes in the hindgut
and its relative contribution to the nutrition of cattle
The Ohio State University------- 1982-1983
- M.S. in Dairy Science, Ruminant Nutrition.
Major Professor: Dr. H. Russell Conrad
Thesis Title: First estrus in heifers as influenced by prepubertal growth and nutrition.
The Ohio State University------ 1979-1983
- B.S. in Dairy Science, Summa Cum Laude.