Faculty Spotlight: Mary Drewnoski Wednesday, September 1, 2021
I grew up in the mountains of North Carolina and am the first person in my family to ever go to college. Here at UNL, I have a 70% extension appointment with the rest being research. I am a ruminant nutritionist by training but I work on a systems level, collaborating with colleagues in Agronomy and Ag. Economics. I spend most of my time assisting cattle producers with using crop residues and annual forages as feed resources. I enjoy learning new things and being able to use that knowledge to help people.
What is your position in the department?
I am an Associate Professor, Beef Systems Specialist.
How long have you worked in the department?
What do you enjoying outside of work?
I enjoy spending time outdoors, hiking and kayaking. I love traveling to see all of nature's wonders, both in the U.S. and abroad. Since moving to Nebraska, I have taking up cycling as a way enjoy the outdoors more locally.
What is something most people don't know about you?
I love reading fiction books, mainly fantasy, adventure and science fiction. I enjoy immersing myself in new worlds. Given how much I travel for work, I have gotten into audio books and average reading or listening to about one new book a week.