Mike Tokach receives 2012 American Society of Animal Science Extension Award
July 16, 2012 – Mike Tokach, extension specialist and professor in swine nutrition at Kansas State University, will receive the 2012 American Society of Animal Science Extension Award. He will be honored at the society’s annual meeting in Phoenix, AZ.
Tokach works to develop, evaluate, implement, and disseminate the latest technology to improve the economic competitiveness of pork producers. His research team provides practical solutions to improve production efficiency and reduce cost. His team has pioneered methods to accurately feed gestating sows using weight and backfat measurements. Their nursery nutrition program serves as the standard for the swine industry in several countries. Tokach also currently serves as state leader for extension in the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry.
Tokach is a past winner of the Outstanding Young Extension Special Award from the Midwest Section of the American Society of Animal Science. He has also led the KSU Swine Team to win numerous team awards, including two of the first National Pork Board awards for innovative extension programs and the K-State Research and Extension Team Award. Tokach was recently named “One of the 50 Most Influential People in the U.S. Swine Industry in the Last 50 Years” by the National Hog Farmer Magazine.
The American Society of Animal Science Extension Award is given to members who have made outstanding and noteworthy contributions in animal science extension. The award this year by sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health.
ASAS Scientific Communications Associate
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