Cooperative Research Farms, a privately owned livestock, poultry and equine research network, has appointed Ashley L. Wagner, Ph.D., as research manager.

"Wagner will bring a great deal of enthusiasm and a strong research and multi-species approach to CRF’s research efforts, particularly as it relates to swine and equine, and will assist our members as they continue to add new innovations to their nutrition programs for the benefit of their customers” said David Ott, CRF general manager. Wagner received her Doctorate of Philosophy in Animal and Food Sciences from the University of Kentucky, with an emphasis on Equine Nutrition and Metabolism, in December 2011.