Ashley Conway, PhD, PAS

Assistant Research Professor

Center for Agroforestry

Contact Information

Email acconway@missouri.edu
Phone 573-882-6304
Address 203C Anheuser-Busch Natural Resources Bldg.
Website MU Center for Agroforestry

Education and Experience

  • PhD 2019, Animal Science (Ruminant Nutrition), University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • MS 2015, Animal Science (Ruminant Nutrition), Washington State University
  • US Peace Corps Volunteer 2010-2012, Agroforestry Extension in Zambia
  • BS 2009, Animal Science, Washington State University

Research

Investigating intensive integrated tree-forage-livestock systems in order to raise livestock more sustainably, and specifically, understanding livestock interactions with forage, crops and trees in silvopasture systems. Conway’s primary goal is to develop a research program investigating the logistical, economic, environmental, and social dynamics of silvopasture systems in Missouri and the Midwest through the lens of efficient and responsible animal production. We seek to better understand how to optimize animal performance and nutrition using silvopastoral production practices while maintaining or enhancing ecosystem services and tree performance. A systems-level approach will be used to measure animal performance, health and welfare, and environmental impact. With this information, her goal is to develop scientifically-supported recommendations to producers to support silvopasture adoption.

Selected Publications

  • Conway, A. C., T. King, M. Jolly-Breithaupt, J. MacDonald, T. Klopfenstein, M. E. Drewnoski. 2019. Effect of harvest method and ammoniation of baled corn residue on intake and digestibility in lambs. Translational Animal Science. 3(1). doi.org/10.1093/tas/txz013.
  • Drewnoski, M.E. and A. Conway. 2018. Ammoniated Corn Residue Equal to Medium Quality Grass Hay? Beef Watch Electronic Newsletter. November. https://beef.unl.edu/beefwatch/ammoniated-corn-residue-equal-medium-grass-hay  (Also published in trade publication Drovers).
  • Conway, A. C., Z. Carlson, F. Hilscher, J. C. MacDonald, T. J. Klopfenstein, M. E. Drewnoski. 2019. Effect of ammoniation and harvest method on waste and consumption of corn residue bales fed to cows in a round bale feeder. Midwest Joint Sectional Meetings (ASAS, ADSA), Omaha, NE. 11-13 March 2019.
  • Conway, A., D. Redfearn, K. Glewen and M.E.  Drewnoski. 2018. Impact of grazing spring rye on subsequent crop yields and profitability. Field Day Proceedings: Capturing value in cropping systems. p. 45-48. https://go.unl.edu/2018capturingvalueresources
  • Conway A. C., R. G. Bondurant, J. C. MacDonald, T. J. Klopfenstein, and M. E. Drewnoski, 2018. The effect of harvest method and ammoniation of corn residue on growing calf performance. Midwest Joint Sectional Meetings (ASAS, ADSA), Omaha, NE. 12-14 March 2018.
  • Conway, A. C., K. Glewen and M.E. Drewnoski. 2018. Corn planted after spring grazed or no grazed rye cover crop. In. Nebraska Extension On-Farm Research. 2017 growing season results. p. 28-31.
  • Conway, A. C., R. G. Bondurant, F.H. Hilscher, J. Parsons, D. Redfearn, M. E. Drewnoski. 2018. Impact of Grazing Spring Rye on Subsequent Crop Yields and Profitability. Nebraska Beef Report. MP106:47-49
  • Conway, A. C., R. G. Bondurant, H. F. Hilscher, J. C. MacDonald, T. J. Klopfenstein and M. E. Drewnoski. 2018. Effect of Harvest Method and Ammoniation of Corn Residue on Growing Calf Performance. MP105:57-59.
  • Conway, A. C., T. M. King. M. L. Jolly-Breithaupt, J. C. MacDonald, T. J. Klopfenstein and M. E. Drewnoski. 2017. Effect of Harvest Method and Ammoniation on Digestibility and Intake of Corn Residue. Nebraska Beef Report. MP104:62-63.
  • Conway, A. C., T. M. King, M. L. Jolly-Breithaupt, J. C. MacDonald, T. J. Klopfenstein, M. E. Drewnoski. 2015. Effect of harvest method and ammoniation on apparent digestibility and intake of baled corn residue in lambs. Joint Annual Meetings (ASAS, ADSA, CSAS), Salt Lake City, UT. 19-23 July 2016.
  • Conway, A. C., J. J. Michal , J. S. Chang , B. Carter , M. E. Benson , T. Bodine , and K. A. Johnson.* 2015.The effect of carbohydrate source in a urea-based liquid supplement on ruminal fermentation and methane production of wintering beef cows fed low-quality forage. Joint Annual Meetings (ASAS, ADSA, CSAS), Orlando, FL. 12-16 July 2015.