BURNS:  New OSU Extension Service Specialist

BURNS: New OSU Extension Service Specialist

Juliana Ranches has been announced as the new Oregon State University Extension Service beef specialist based out of the Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center (EOARC) in Burns. She holds the rank of assistant professor in OSU’s Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences in the College of Agricultural Sciences. She succeeds Reinaldo Cooke, who is now at Texas A&M University.
According to information released by Chris Branam, Public Issues Education Leader
“Her research areas of focus include identifying cost-effective nutritional strategies for cow-calf operations; improving mineral nutrition of cow-calf operations; identifying cost-effective, pre-weaning nutrition and management strategies to improve post-weaning calf health and performance; understanding beef cattle maternal behavior and how this affects the calf at weaning; and understanding and characterizing cattle and wildlife interactions to develop deterrent strategies.
Her Extension activities will include workshops, training and hands-on activities that focus on beef cattle producers and their operations.
Ranches hold two advanced degrees from the University of Florida. She earned a master’s in 2016 and a doctorate in 2019. A native of Brazil, she earned a bachelor’s degree at the Universidade Estadual Paulista – Botucatu in 2013.
As an undergraduate, Ranches interned at EOARC under the guidance of Cooke.”