David Harmon named 2012 ASAS Research Fellow
July 16, 2012 – David Harmon, current faculty member of Animal and Food Sciences and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Kentucky, received a 2012 American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) Research Fellow for his outstanding contribution and continued research in the field of ruminant and nonruminant nutrition. This award was given at the ASAS national meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.
Harmon’s animal nutrition research program is characterized by a high degree of productivity and exceptional quality. He has also received the 1992 Midwest ASAS Young Scientist Award and the 1998 AFIA Research in Ruminant Nutrition Award. Harmon’s research identifies the relationships between digestive and fermentative events and nutrient availability in ruminants. This research has improved our understanding of the factors that may limit starch utilization in ruminants that are fed high concentrate diets.
Harmon earned his B.S. in Nutrition from Ohio State University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Animal Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Since 1988, Harmon has published 150 peer reviewed journal articles, and more than 200 abstracts and research reports. He has made outstanding contributions to the field of ruminant and nonruminant nutrition, and he has been an excellent mentor and role model for his students.
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.