By Lynnette Harris

Two Named to UAES Administration Posts

The Utah Agricultural Experiment Station (UAES) welcomes two new additions to its administrative team. UAES Director Ken White announced that Bruce Miller and Dillon Feuz will assume new duties with the experiment station in addition to their current positions as heads of academic departments in the Utah State University’s College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences.

 Feuz and Miller’s new assignments involved oversight of operations and research on UAES farms. The experiment station maintains 11 farms that are primarily outdoor laboratories for a wide range of research conducted by USU faculty. In addition, some of the farmland produces feed for animals at the university’s teaching and research facilities. Eight of the farms are in Cache Valley and the others are in Nephi, Kaysville and the Blue Creek areas of Box Elder County.

Miller will oversee operations on the UAES research farms. He is a professor, specializing in agricultural systems and mechanization and heads USU’s School of Applied Sciences, Technology and Education. He joined the USU faculty in 1991 after earning his Ph.D. in agricultural education at Iowa State University. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Nebraska. Miller is a member of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers and serves as a reviewer for the National Institutes of Health for National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health programs.

Feuz is a professor and head of the Department of Applied Economics. His new assignment is oversight of research conducted on UAES farms. Feuz received his Ph.D. in agricultural economics from Colorado State University and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agribusiness from the University of Wyoming. Before coming to USU in 2006, Feuz was on the faculty of South Dakota State University teaching agricultural marketing and conducting research on livestock production and marketing. His career also took him to the University Nebraska where his research focused on analyzing cattle management and marketing strategies.

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