Maria Åkerlind - research ambassador for NorFor

Maria Åkerlind from Växa Sverige has received a research grant from SSF, the Foundation for Strategic Research in Sweden. The project is a collaboration between Växa Sverige and Swedish University of Agricultural Science (SLU). Maria will work 50% during 2014 and 2015 at SLU, both at the Department of Animal Nutrition and Management in Uppsala and the Department of Animal Environment and Health in Skara.

Maria’s new mission is to facilitate the implementation of new research results into practice via NorFor. The aim is to increase the researcher´s knowledge about NorFor and how they can contribute to the development of the system. Maria will also participate in the education of Master students concerning feed evaluation and how to use the tool for feed ration calculation. Another part of this project is to collect data for validation of NorFor and develop it further.

This project is a strategic investment that will increase the general knowledge about feed evaluation and clarify for individual researchers how they can interact with NorFor. It also means that research results can be put into practice faster.

The project is financed by Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) for enhancing the mobility between industry and the academic society.

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