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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Ronald D. Hatfield

Research Plant Physiologist
US Dairy Forage Research Center
USDA-Agricultural Research Service

BS, Secondary Education (Science), Kansas State University
MS, Botany-Plant Physiology, Iowa State University
PhD, Botany-Plant Physiology, Iowa State University

Phone: (608) 890-0062
Fax: (608) 890-0076
Current Research
• Identifying cell wall factors limiting digestibility and forage utilization in sustainable dairy farming.
• Designing forage plants with enhanced value for dairy production, profitability, and sustainability.
• Identifying cross-linking mechanisms that limit cell wall energy conversion efficiency.

Link to scientist's current research

Last Modified: 12/20/2013