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Animal Science Faculty

George Jesse

George Jesse


Professor


Swine Production and Management

S104 Animal Science Research Center
Division Of Animal Sciences
Columbia, MO 65211

  • Phone: (573) 882-2644
  • Email
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Courses
    • ANSC 1065 Animal Science Laboratory Practicum
    • ANSC 1075 Monogastric Production(Winter)
    • ANSC 3210 Junior Seminar
    • ANSC 2940 & 4940 Internship In Animal Science(Fall, Winter, Summer)

Education


University of Missouri

Bachelor of Science, Agriculture 1968

Master of Science, Animal Husbandry 1969
Cattle Feedlot Facilities and Management

Doctor of Philosophy, Animal Science 1975
Net Energy of Corn:Corn Silage for Beef Cattle

Professional Experience


Sept. 2001 - present Professor & Director of Undergraduate Studies, Animal Sciences
Division, University of Missouri-Columbia

Jan. 1996 - Sept. 2001 Professor & Unit Leader, Animal Sciences Department
University of Missouri - Columbia

Nov. 1995 - Jan. 1996 Professor & Interim Unit Leader, Animal Sciences Department
University of Missouri - Columbia.

Feb. 1993 - Nov. 1995 Professor & Assoc. Chair, Animal Sciences Department
University of Missouri - Columbia

Sept. 1991 - Feb. 1993 Professor, Animal Sciences Department
University of Missouri-Columbia

July 1986 - April 1987 Interim Chair, Animal Sciences Department
University of Missouri-Columbia

Sept. 1983 - Sept. 1991 Associate Professor, Animal Sciences Department
University of Missouri-Columbia

Aug. 1977 - Sept. 1983 Assistant Professor, Animal Sciences Department
University of Missouri-Columbia

Sept. 1975 - Aug. 1977 Assistant Professor, Animal Science Department
Texas A&M University, College Station

Jan. 1971 - Aug. 1975 Instructor, Animal Husbandry Department
University of Missouri-Columbia

Nov. 1970 - Jan. 1971 Feed Sales Trainee, Allied Mills, Inc., E. St. Louis, Illinois

Aug. 1969 - Nov. 1970 Area Livestock Extension Specialist, University of Missouri
Kansas City Metropolitan Area (Cass, Jackson, Platte, Clay and Ray Counties)

July 1968 - Aug 1969 Graduate Assistant, Animal Husbandry Department
University of Missouri-Columbia

Professional Organizations


American Society of Animal Science
1967-present Member

1979 Midwestern Section Registration Committee

1984-88 Midwestern Teaching Committee, Chair 1987-1988

1985-88 National Teaching Committee, Chair 1987-88

1985-88 Journal of Animal Science Editorial Board

1989-91 National Ad Hoc Committee on Video Productions

1990-91 International Animal Agriculture Award Committee

1990-92 Midwestern Outstanding Teacher Award Committee

1994-96 Midwestern Academic Quadrathlon Committee

Honorary Organizations


Alpha Zeta

Omicron Delta Kappa

Phi Eta Sigma

Gamma Sigma Delta (Missouri Chapter)
1981-83 Secretary
1983-84, 1994-95 Vice President
1984-85, 1995-96 President

Honors/Awards


1973 Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award, University of Missouri-Columbia

1974 Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award, University of Missouri-Columbia

1978 Outstanding Advisor Award, University of Missouri, College of Agriculture

1988 College of Agriculture Award for Exemplary Contributions

1990 College of Agriculture Excellence in Teaching Award

1991 Gamma Sigma Delta Undergraduate Teaching Award

1992 Outstanding Advisor Award, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

1992 Executive of the Year, Professional Secretaries International (Columbia Chapter)

1996 University of Missouri Faculty-Alumni Award

2003 College of Agriculture Food and Natural Resources, Golden Apple Award, University of Missouri-
Columbia.

Teaching


Current Teaching Responsibilities

A.S. 1065 Animal Science Laboratory Practicum (team taught course)
Responsible for the swine section and serve as course coordinator

A.S. 2175 Monogastric Production (team taught course)
Responsible for the swine section and serve as course coordinator

A.S. 3210 Junior Seminar

A.S. 4940 Internship in Animal Science and Technology
Serve as internship coordinator

Agri 1115 Foundations for College Success

Current Administrative Teaching Responsibilities

Director of Undergraduate Studies
  • Serve as advisor chair for the Division of Animal Science which includes assigning an academic advisor
  • Serve as undergraduate advisor to approximately 50 students
  • Serve as the Division’s primary contact for prospective students
  • Serve as the Division’s contact for all new students (freshmen and transfers) during Summer Welcome which includes registration for classes during the student’s first semester
  • Have primary responsibility for completion of the Division’s schedule of courses for each semester
  • Chair the Division’s Academic Affairs Committee which provides leadership in all aspects of the undergraduate program
  • Have primary responsibility of assessing graduating seniors
  • Serve as the Division’s coordinator of the off-campus internship program

Club Advisement


1978-79 Block and Bridle

2001-present
1978-82 Ag Club
1982-84 Alpha Zeta

Agricultural Student Council

2001-2004

Service


Current Committees

Division

Academic Affairs, Chair
Chair Advisory, member
F.B. Miller, alternate member

College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Courses and Curricula, Chair
Executive-in-Residence, member
Scholarship and Awards, member
Undergraduate Advisement, member

Campus

Animal Care and Use, member
Undergraduate Curriculum, Chair

International Experience


Agriculture Travel Course

Served as the University of Missouri, College of Agriculture faculty representative on four undergraduate travel courses (1978-79, 1979-80, 1984 and 1985). All four trips were 18 to 21 days in duration. Two trips were to Latin America and the other to Europe.

MIAC Agriculture Travel Course

University of Missouri contact responsible for recruiting student participants. Co-leader of a winter trip to Australia & New Zealand 1992-93 and 1993-94. Recruited students for 1994-95 winter trip to Australia-New Zealand and 1995-96 winter trip to Ecuador and Costa Rica.

Research


Past Research Interests

Feeder pig management; Reproductive gilt management; Individual versus group feeding of the growing- finishing pig; Market hog shrink; Effect of environmental temperature on the performance of growing- finishing swine.

Graduate Student Supervision


Graduate Theses and Dissertations Advised

Gerke, Jerome. 1979. An investigation of testing boars to heavier weights. M.S. Thesis.

Goetsch, Arthur L. 1980. An investigation of testing boars to heavier weights. M.S. Thesis.

Hockman, Dallas Dwight. 1980. Factors that influence performance of the feeder pig during the growing- finishing period. M.S. Thesis.

Grellner, Gene F. 1982. Effect of feeding shelled corn to swine last two weeks of finishing. M.S. Thesis.

Caton, Joel S. 1983. The effects of boar exposure and confinement on puberty in swine. M.S. Thesis.

Rosenkrans, Charles F., Jr. 1984. Effects of chlortetracycline on a swine herd infected with eperythrozoonosis. M.S. Thesis.

Walker, James R. 1984. Starting newly purchased feeder pigs. M.S. Thesis.

Previllon, Edgar. 1985. Effects of dietary protein levels on performance and carcass traits of growing- finishing swine. M.S. Thesis.

Webster, Scott R. 1985. Effects of simulated marketing and sucrose as a receiving treatment on blood constituents and subsequent performance in feeder pigs. M.S. Thesis.

Weiss, Chris N. 1985. Effects of management on feeder pig performance. M.S. Thesis.

Bentz, Karen L. 1987. Effect of market treatment and receiving treatment on blood constituents and subsequent feeder pig performance. M.S. Thesis.

Merino, Edgar. 1987. Corn gluten feed for growing-finishing pigs and gestating sows. M.S. Thesis.

Murry, Acie C. 1988. Influence of high-protein intake on ovulation rate, nitrogen retention, hormonal profiles and plasma urea nitrogen in gilts. Ph.D. Dissertation.

Jamtgaard, Maria E. 1989. Effects of individual and isolated versus group penning on performance and physiological parameters of nursery pigs. M.S. Thesis.

Lopez, Johnny. 1989. The effects of a hot or cold diurnal temperature versus a constant thermoneutral temperature on the performance of finishing swine. M.S. Thesis.

Zumbrunnen, Chris. 1991. Effect of age at castration on the performance and carcass characteristics of swine. M.S. Thesis.

Esah, Emmanuel J. 1993. Effects of production system and slaughter weight on growth rate, carcass composition and tenderness of pork. Ph.D. Dissertation.

Lopez, Johnny. 1993. Effects of heat stress on performance, blood parameters and carcass characteristics of growing-finishing swine. Ph.D. Dissertation.