For the fourth consecutive year, Lallemand Animal Nutrition will offer Lallemand Forward Scholarships for students pursuing degrees in agriculture. The scholarship program is available to students in the United States, Mexico and Canada. The 2018 program offers: three US$2,500 undergraduate scholarships, one US$3,000 master’s program scholarship and one US$3,000 doctoral scholarship.

“In the last three years of our scholarship program, we received an outstanding number of applicants with a strong passion for the industry,” said Jeff Ast, commercial director at Lallemand Animal Nutrition, Americas. “Our continued investment into the program is driven by our company goals of enhancing knowledge and production practices, while continuing to help drive the animal agriculture industry forward.”

The requirements for undergraduate students to apply are:

  • Must be a full-time student, pursuing a four-year degree in an agricultural program
  • Hold junior status or higher (minimum of 60 credit hours)
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent
    • Submit a resumé, transcripts and a 500-word essay on the topic: Describe a current issue in the animal agriculture industry and offer your solution.

The requirements for master’s and doctoral students to apply are:

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited master’s or Ph.D. program in animal or agricultural sciences or related field
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent
    • Submit a resumé, transcripts, synopsis of current work/project and a 500-word essay on the topic: Describe a current issue in the animal agriculture industry and offer your solution.

The scholarships will be awarded at the beginning of the fall 2018 semester. A more inclusive look into the scholarship guidelines can be found here:

Lallemand Animal Nutrition is committed to optimizing animal performance and well being with specific natural microbial product and service solutions. Lallemand Forward encompasses the specifically chosen service solutions that enhance people, knowledge and production practices.

All scholarship submissions are due to Lauren Kasten at lkasten@lallemand.com by August 3, 2018. For questions regarding the scholarship, contact Lauren Kasten.

Lallemand Animal Nutrition studies pet health 

At the Nordic Pet Food Seminar 2017, which was dedicated to pet health and wellbeing, Francesca Susca, PhD, DVM, Pet Development Manager at Lallemand Animal Nutrition, gave a lecture titled: Reaching Pet Well-being Through the Modulation of the Gut Microflora: Gut, the Second Brain?

Based on an extensive scientific review of the issues related to well-being in companion animals and humans, the lecture was an opportunity to highlight the link between gut microbiota and growing concerns in dogs and cats that go beyond gut health, such as obesity, atopic dermatitis or anxiety, with special attention to the brain-gut axis, an area of expertise for Lallemand Animal Nutrition, producer of yeast and bacteria products.

The overall conclusion of Susca’s presentation was that “shaping the intestinal microbiota through supplementation with specifically selected and developed functional ingredients could be a way to optimize pets’ overall health and, consequently, improve pet wellbeing,” according to a press release from Lallemand.