Biography: Dr. Gerald 'Jerry' Shurson
Dr. Gerald (Jerry) Shurson received his B.S. degree in Animal Science and Agricultural Economics at the University of Minnesota, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in swine nutrition at Michigan State University. He is currently Professor at the University of Minnesota with responsibilities for research, on-campus teaching, and extension. He serves on numerous graduate student committees and has advised 34 Ph.D and M.S. students. His research program focuses on evaluating the nutritional value of ethanol co-products, animal protein and fat by-products, and novel feed ingredients in swine diets, which has resulted in 74 refereed publications, 128 abstracts, 26 book chapters and white papers, 3 DDGS Handbooks, 84 conference proceedings, and has generated over $10 million in research funding. He has presented his research findings to audiences in over 15 countries. Working with the U.S. Grains Council, he provides educational programs and assesses export market opportunities for DDGS. He also serves as a consultant for the ethanol and feed industries, as well as government agencies. He has served in several professional leadership roles including Director, Midwest Section of the American Society of Animal Science Board; Director, University of Minnesota Swine Center; and President, Midwest Section of the American Society of Animal Science Board. In recognition of his outstanding contributions to DDGS and corn co-product research, technical advising, and international market development, Shurson received the 2012 Award of Excellence, which is the highest award given by the U.S. ethanol industry. In 2014, Shurson was also selected as the recipient of the American Feed Industry Association Nonruminant Nutrition Research award for his outstanding accomplishments in swine nutrition research.