Biography

Robert Spajić

 

 Robert Spajić, PhD – Professional Associate,
                                              Faculty of Agriculture, University of J.J. Strossmayer in Osijek, Croatia
 
image001.jpgMr. Spajić is employed on Department for Animal Husbandry, Chair for Mechanization and Health Protection in Animal Husbandry. Prior to his employment at University he was employed as a Director of Swine Production with Agrokor/Belje Company in Croatia. His work with Agrokor/Belje was focused on developing large commercial swine production systems in Croatia, including waste management issues on large scale livestock operations. He holds Ph.D. in Biotechnical Science and Agricultural Engineering, from University of J. J. Strossmayer Osijek in Croatia. Mr. Spajić also served as an external adviser to the Ministry of Agriculture of Croatia in process of adjusting Croatian agricultural laws to meet European Union Standards as Croatia prepares to seek membership in the European Union. Prior to working for Agrokor/Belje from 2004-2007 Mr. Spajić worked for Development Alternatives Inc. (DAI) for four years as an extension agricultural consultant on USAID agricultural development projects in Croatia. From 2000 - 2004, Dr. Spajić was employed on several large scale dairy and beef operation and led the development of several large scale dairy operations in Croatia. Mr. Spajic has worked on projects in Croatia, USA, Germany, Finland and Italy. In period of 2008 – 2009 he was a Fulbright Scholar as a Scientist on Iowa State University, pursuing his doctorate degree in Biotechnical Science and Ag. Engineering, focusing on Waste management, fermentation processes and Biogas plant Engineering. He is a member of ASABE – American Society of Agricultural and Biological engineers and member of Fulbright Alumni. He is also member of Croatian Agricultural Society and Croatian Association of Court entrepreneurs. In his 17 years of work experience, he published more than 20 scientific papers and conduct numerous public presentation focused on livestock and waste management issues. Presently he is Member of European Commission Technical Working Group for IPPC Directive implementation in EU.
 
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  U.S. Pork Center of Excellence U.S. National Pork Board Canada. Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare - University of Guelph
  U.S. Egg Industry Center U.K. Farm Animal Welfare Council China Agricultural University
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