David Buchanan named 2012 ASAS Research Fellow
July 16, 2012 – David Buchanan, Associate Head of Animal Sciences at North Dakota State University, received the 2012 American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) Research Fellow for his substantial contributions in research extension and service in the Animal Science field. This award was given at the ASAS national meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.
Buchanan’s teaching career has spanned over 32 years at Oklahoma State University and North Dakota State University, where he taught courses in Animal Breeding and Genetics, Feeds and Feeding Swine Production and Data Analysis and Design of Experiments. Buchanan’s research has contributed to the literature in genotype X environment interactions and selection for growth in beef cattle; his early career at OSU focused on swine breeding. Throughout the years, Buchanan has provided broad leadership in the teaching of Animal Science and contributed greatly to the research field.
Buchanan earned his B.S. in Animal Science from North Dakota State University, his M.S. in Animal Science and his Ph.D. in Animal Breeding and Genetics from the University of Nebraska. Buchanan served as Chair of the OSU Faculty Council in 1997, chair of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Faculty Advisory Committee in 1999, and as Co-Chair for the OSU Strategic Plan in 2003. Buchanan was President of ASAS – Southern Section in 1995 and has served as mentor for numerous young faculty members and graduate students at OSU and NDSU over the years.
The ASAS Fellow is presented to animal scientists who have rendered very distinguished service to the animal industry and have had continuous membership in the ASAS for a minimum of 25 years. The American Society of Animal Science is a professional organization that serves more than 5,000 animal scientists and producers around the world.