University of Maryland Extension

ANSC Faculty Member Appointed to National, State Leadership Roles

Amy Burk, PhD, associate professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Animal & Avian Sciences
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Edwin Remsberg

Amy Burk, PhD, an associate professor in the Department">">Department of Animal & Avian Sciences and Extension specialist, is serving in positions of leadership at both the state and national levels promoting the field of equine science.

Burk was recently elected to serve as a member of the Equine">">Equine Science Society Board, which brings together scientists and educators in the equine sciences from across the country to establish effective communication among researchers, teachers, Extension and production personnel regarding equine nutrition and physiology. Burk has been a member of the society since 1998 and in 2007 was named its Outstanding Educator.

This September, Burk was also appointed by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to serve on the Maryland">">Maryland Horse Industry Board (MHIB) representing the equine academic community. The MHIB serves a diverse role in the state including advising state officials on equine-related matters, promoting the importance and vitality of Maryland’s horse industry, providing financial assistance to the industry through grants and fostering a high standard of care through licensing of equestrian stables.

Burk has worked in the Animal and Avian Sciences Department at the University of Maryland since 2001.


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