National Awards

National Awards 

2018 National Award nominations are now closed.

2017 National Award Recipients

Agri-King Outstanding Animal Science Graduate Student Award

Jordan M. Thomas, University of Missouri

Jordan M. Thomas completed his Master of Science degree in Animal Science at
the University of Missouri and will ful ll requirements for his PhD at University
of Missouri in August of this year. e focus of Jordan’s research has led to the development of novel strategies to optimize ovulation synchronization for expanded use of sex sorted semen; accomplishments which highlight his scientific ingenuity and scholarly understanding of fundamental reproductive biology. e extent of his research efforts as a graduate student are unparalleled by his peers. To date, Thomas has coordinated experiments involving a total of over 13,000 animals in 17 locations across seven states. Jordan’s research efforts resulted or contributed to 11 peer- reviewed publications, 26 scientific abstracts and 10 proceedings papers for national meetings, one University of Missouri Extension publication, one book chapter, and 45 invited presentations at regional, national, and international forums. 

American Feed Industry Association Award in Nonruminant Nutrition Research

Dr. Sung Woo Kim, North Carolina State University

Since graduation with the Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois in 1999, Dr. Sung Woo Kim has developed a world-class and productive research program in pig nutrition. e results of his outstanding research have significantly advanced our knowledge about utilization of protein, amino acids, and other nutrients in growing- finishing, gestating, and lactating swine.

Dr. Kim is currently a Professor of Nutrition at North Carolina State University. Together with his graduate students, visiting scholars, and collaborators, he has published 153 peer reviewed papers, 17 book chapters, and given 172 invited talks in 22 countries. In recognition of his seminal contributions to swine nutrition, Dr. Kim has received the Early Career Achievement Award and Outstanding Young Scientist Award from the American Society of Animal Science, e Vernon Young International Award for Amino Acid Research from the American Society of Nutrition, and Outstanding Research Award from the Asian Animal Science. 

American Feed Industry Association Award in Ruminant Nutrition Research

Dr. Luis O. Tedeschi, Texas A&M University

Dr. Luis Tedeschi received his bachelor’s degree in Agronomy Engineering from
the University of São Paulo (USP-Brazil) in 1991, his master’s degree in Animal
and Forage Sciences from the USP in 1996, and his doctorate in Animal Science from Cornell University (NY) in 2001. Following a Research Associate position at Cornell University from 2002 to 2005, he joined Texas A&M University in 2005 and was promoted to professor in 2015. Dr. Tedeschi teaches ruminant nutrition, precision diet formulation, comparative ruminant production, and modeling courses for undergraduate and graduate students. His internationally recognized research program is focused on the integration of mathematical nutrition modeling and scientific data from research trials conducted at his own laboratory, as well as many universities and research institutes around the world. He has published more than 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters, and presented at more than 85 conferences and workshops worldwide. 

Animal Growth and Development Award

Dr. Min Du, Washington State University

Dr. Min Du earned his B.S. from Zhejiang University, M.S. from China Agricultural University and Ph.D. from Iowa State University. A er postdoctoral training at the University of Alberta, he was an Assistant Professor and then an Associate Professor at the University of Wyoming. In 2011, he moved to Washington State University as a Professor and Endowed (Funded) Chair. His research focuses on stem cell differentiation and muscle and adipose tissue development, and is well funded by USDA and NIH awards (greater than $22 million). Dr. Du has trained more than 30 graduate students and postdoctoral scholars and published 194 peer-reviewed articles and is a frequent speaker for national/international meetings. He was an Associate Editor for the Journal of Animal Science, and is a reviewer or panel member for more than 40 scientific journals and funding agencies. He was the recipient of the Young Scientist Award, Early Career Achievement Award from ASAS, and UW Outstanding Advisor Award. 

Animal Industry Service Award

Dr. Darrh K. Bullock, University of Kentucky

Dr. Darrh Bullock was raised on a commercial cow/calf and watermelon family farm in Williston, Florida. He earned a BS and MS from Auburn University and his PhD in Animal Breeding and Genetics from the University of Georgia. Dr. Bullock began his career at the University of Kentucky in 1992 and coordinates the beef breeding and genetic management educational activities in Kentucky. Darrh’s Extension programs have had impacts across the US primarily in beef cattle genetics. He has developed educational materials for cattlemen across the country through his work with the Beef Improvement Federation, National Beef Cattle Evaluation Consortium and Ten thousand copies of the NBCEC Sire Selection Manual, that he coordinated and co-authored, have been distributed. He has been invited to speak in 22 states and abroad. Darrh received the 2015 ASAS Extension Award. Darrh and his wife, Helene, have two adult children, Lukas and Hanna. 

Animal Management Award

Dr. Rick N. Funston, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dr. Rick Funston has established a state, national and international reputation in the area of beef systems/heifer management systems. He has an international reputation for his groundbreaking research in reproductive management and fetal programming. Funston has taught beef producers how to capitalize on resource and market opportunities to add new pro t centers to their ranch business to increase ranch profits. Funston’s leadership, scholarly accomplishments, program impacts, communication skills and his program visibility are well documented. His ability to seamlessly combine his extension and research programs has become a model for state specialists nationally. His research is at the cutting edge of science and is being confirmed by numerous researchers around the country. Funston has the unique ability to translate his research into management. 

Animal Physiology and Endocrinology Award

Dr. Andrea S. Cupp, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dr. Andrea Cupp is a Professor in the Department of Animal Science at the University of Nebraska. She received her BS from Virginia Tech and her MS and PhD from the University of Nebraska. She completed postdoctoral training in Cellular and Molecular Endocrinology at the University of California-San Francisco and Washington State. She held positions of Research Assistant Professor and Director of the Transgenic & Knockout mouse facility within the Center of Reproductive Biology at Washington State before joining the Animal Science Department at Nebraska as an Assistant Professor in 2000. Since then she has been promoted to Associate and then to Full Professor. In 2015, in recognition of her achievements, she was appointed to the Omtvedt Endowed Professorship. Cupp is a highly respected scientist and teacher with a notable program in reproductive biology. She has excelled in all three pillars of the land-grant missions and has earned international recognition for her accomplishments. 

ASAS Fellow Extension

Dr. Steven Washburn, North Carolina State University

Dr. Steven Washburn, from a small farm in West Virginia earned degrees from WestVirginia University (BS, 1971; PhD, 1985) and UW - Madison (MS, 1973). Steve joinedASAS in 1972 and started his career with extension in WI and WV. Since 1986 hehas been an extension specialist at NC State University. Steve led early studies on theEZ-Breed CIDR, now widely used to synchronize estrus and ovulation in cattle. Steve’sleadership of multidisciplinary teams helped establish a pasture-based research dairy atCEFS leading to funding for multiple projects on research questions relevant to pasturebased systems and projects related to conservation, sustainable agriculture, and local foods. The CEFS team received the USDA Secretary’s Honor Award in 2012. Total grantsupport for Steve’s programs exceeds $5,000,000 which has supported 376 extensionand research publications and electronic products in various forms. Publications havebeen cited over 1,750 times, reflecting the quality and impact of his work. He has been amentor to many graduate students, undergraduate researchers, international interns, anddairy challenge students. Steve has received several awards including the DeLaval DairyExtension Award in 2016, the AFGC Grasslander Award in 2017, and Fellow awards inboth ASAS and ADSA in 2017. Steve and Connie have two adult children, Wendy andAndy.

ASAS Fellow: Research Category

Dr. George C. Fahey, University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

Dr. George C. Fahey, Jr. is Professor Emeritus of Animal Sciences and Kraft Foods Endowed Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. An overarching theme of his research is gastrointestinal tract health and the role of macronutrients in the digestive physiology, microbial ecology, and health of the gut. Fahey's early contributions were in the area of ruminant nutrition but since the late 1980’s, his species emphasis has been companion animals. As a result of his research, new dietary formulations and feeding strategies have been implemented by health care professionals and pet food manufacturers for animals at various physiological states and for those experiencing health problems. Most importantly, 95 postdoctoral research associates, master’s degree candidates, and doctoral degree candidates successfully completed their programs under his direction and are now serving with distinction in academia, government, and private industry. 

Dr. Peter J. Hansen, University of Florida

Dr. Hansen has conducted basic and applied research to formulate new concepts regarding the nature of the interaction between the maternal system and developing embryo that have resulted in technologies to improve fertility of the female. Dr. Hansen developed a solution to the problem of infertility induced by heat stress through the use of embryo transfer. Research on the role of colony stimulating factor 2 (CSF2) as a maternal molecule that regulates embryonic development (termed embryokines) has revealed how molecules produced by the reproductive tract can regulate embryonic development to increase embryo competence to establish pregnancy and alter postnatal phenotype of the resultant o spring. His genetic research has identified new genes that confer thermotolerance to dairy cattle and has contributed to industry wide-efforts to improve the reliability of estimates of breeding value for reproductive traits. 

Dr. Michael D. MacNeil, Delta G

Dr. Michael MacNeil has been active in animal breeding and genetics research for almost 40 years. He grew up in Ithaca, NY, and received the BS degree from Cornell University, MS degree at Montana State University and PhD degree from South Dakota State University. Dr. MacNeil’s accomplishments as research scientist in beef cattle genetics have come from appointments at two USDA-ARS stations: 1980-1988 at US Meat Animal Research Center, Clay Center, NE, and 1988-2011 at Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory, Miles City, MT. He continues a very active research career today as an independent consultant (Delta G). In addition, Dr. MacNeil has developed a strong presence in graduate education. During his research career, Dr. MacNeil has focused on genetic inputs and production system approaches to increase the efficiency and probability of beef production, producing to date more than 300 scientific and technical publications. Mike and wife Betty live in Miles City, MT. 

Dr. Gary L. Williams, Texas A&M University

Dr. Gary L. Williams is a Regents Fellow, Texas A&M AgriLife Research Faculty Fellow, and Professor, Texas A&M AgriLife Research-Beeville and Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M University-College Station. Williams is nationally
and internationally recognized for his research with beef cattle, including the neuroendocrinology and physiology of suckling-mediated anovulation, the role
of dietary fat intake/metabolism in regulating postpartum ovarian physiology,
the nutritional programming of puberty, and the development of Bee Synch for synchronization of ovulation of Bos indicus-influenced cattle. His laboratory is the recognized authority in the eld of neuroendocrine signaling pathways that control the nutritional programming of puberty in the beef heifer. Dr. Williams’ research has also made notable contributions to our understanding of seasonal reproduction in the mare and methodologies for its control. He has successfully mentored 43 M.S., Ph.D. and postdoctoral trainees. 

ASAS Fellow: Teaching Category

Dr. Doug F. Parrett, University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

For over 35 years, Dr. Doug Parrett has sustained teaching excellence at the University of Illinois. He has received 20 awards for his teaching excellence, including the prestigious ASAS Purina Mills Award for Teaching and the Luckman Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching at the University of Illinois, the top campus teaching award. He has had impact on over 7,000 students and thousands of industry stakeholders.

Four themes stand out in Dr. Parrett’s contributions to outstanding achievements
in education: 1) enthusiasm for transferring knowledge and information to people; 2) exceptional written and oral communication skills; 3) superior subject matter knowledge and the willingness to keep abreast of new facts, research and technology; and 4) exceptional credibility and contact with the livestock industry in Illinois and the U.S. His enthusiasm for teaching is still impactful in the freshman ‘Introduction to Animal Sciences’ course that he leads. 

Dr. Tom J. Baas, Iowa State University

Dr. Tom J. Baas is Professor of Animal Science at Iowa State University (ISU) with
a joint appointment in extension, research, and teaching. He has a B.S. in Animal Science, M.S. in Animal Breeding, and PhD in Animal Breeding with a minor in Statistics, all from ISU. His emphasis in both undergraduate and graduate teaching is to motivate students to understand concepts and principles, and apply them to real-world situations. His philosophy is to teach fundamental concepts, promote critical thinking, and help students develop decision-making and problem-solving skills. He describes the importance of the pork industry in the US and the world and emphasizes its role in the eld of agriculture.

Tom grew up on a pig farm in northern Iowa and has been part of the pork industry his entire life. He and his wife, Cindy, are very active in church and community activities, and can be found at most Cyclone athletic events. ey have three children and four very special grandchildren. 

ASAS President's Award for International Achievements in Animal Science

Dr. Rupert Bruckmaier, University of Bern

Dr. Bruckmaier has been working on the physiology and endocrinology of lactating ruminants. His work contributed significantly to the knowledge in the eld of milking physiology and the importance of oxytocin and other hormones in the regulation of milk ejection. e work from his group also contributed significantly to understanding the mammary immune response, including pathogen-specifc differences of activation of different components of the immune system, thus explaining differences in the course of mastitis a er infection with different pathogens. His studies on the metabolism of high yielding dairy cows have shown an individually different adaptive capacity to metabolic load as a potential basis for animal breeding, but also a different endocrine adaptation to nutrient deficiency at different stages of lactation. During all research activities he has tried to support young scientists in the development of their future careers. 

Bouffault International Animal Agriculture Award

Dr. Curtis R. Youngs, Iowa State University

Dr. Curtis R. Youngs earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in animal science from the University of Minnesota before he received postdoctoral training at Louisiana State University. A er three years at the University of Idaho, he joined the animal science faculty at Iowa State University. He has utilized his expertise to train scientists and students in developing countries in the technologies of artificial insemination and embryo transfer. He brought the unique courses he created in embryo transfer and in global food security to countries that greatly needed enhanced production of animal source foods. Youngs’ development work has been performed in nine developing countries across four continents, and his activities have included classroom and laboratory teaching, on-farm consultations, and research. He hopes to empower agriculturalists in developing nations with the knowledge and skills needed to increase production of safe and nutritious animal source foods. 

Corbin Award in Companion Animal Biology

Dr. Lisa K. Karr, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dr. Lisa Karr is an Associate Professor of Animal Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. An award-winning teacher and adviser, she has authored 30 peer- reviewed research publications, two book chapters, and 75 extension publications. Lisa is active in the companion animal extension community at the national level, primarily through her involvement as Chair of’s Companion Animal Community of Practice Leadership Committee. She has given 25 presentations or proceedings at local and national conferences and meetings over the span of her career. Dr. Karr’s work is sure to have a lasting impact on the companion animal landscape through her education of the eld’s future scientists and national dissemination of extension best practices. 

Distinguished Teacher Award

Dr. William L.. Flowers, North Carolina State University

Dr. William L. Flowers has excelled in teaching during the past 30 years. He has taught over 5,000 students and consistently ranks in the top 1% of all teachers at NCSU. He has mentored 246 undergraduate students in teaching/research projects, 82 of which have completed advanced degrees and now have positions in academia, industry, or government. Each of the top 25 swine producers in the world have his students in key positions. He is a co-founder of the first lateral entry program in the US for food animal veterinarians (Food Animal Scholars) and the first distance education program for swine management professionals (Swine On-Line). He has secured over $2 million in support of his teaching programs including $1 million in industry donations of new technologies for use in his advanced courses. He has 178 peer-reviewed publications of which 64 are directly related to teaching. He resides in Apex, N.C. with his wife, Lynn; son, AJ; and a menagerie of animals. 

Early Career Achievement Award

Dr. Greg B. Penner, University of Saskatchewan

Dr. Greg Penner is a recognized leader in the eld of ruminant nutrition, in particular addressing issues related to acidosis, volatile fatty acid absorption and functionality of the gastrointestinal tract. Greg joined the Department of Animal and Poultry Science, University of Saskatchewan (Canada) in 2009 as an Assistant Professor of Ruminant Nutritional Physiology. Five years later he was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure and in 2014 he was appointed Centennial Enhancement Chair in Ruminant Nutritional Physiology at the University of Saskatchewan.

Greg grew up on the family farm in Saskatchewan which inspired his curiosity in animal science. He attended the University of Saskatchewan where he received his BSc Agr in 2004 and his MSc in 2006. Greg then obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Alberta in 2009.

Dr. Greg Penner has in a short period of time demonstrated excellence in ruminant nutrition research, teaching, and extension. 

Dr. Ryan N. Dilger, University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Ryan Dilger is an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign campus where he studies the interaction of nutrition, immunology, and neuroscience. He received his B.S and M.S degrees at Purdue University, and completed his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois under the direction of Dr. David H. Baker. Ryan went on to complete postdoctorate research with Dr. Rodney Johnson at the same institution before joining the University of Illinois faculty in 2010. Overall, his research projects can be broadly categorized into two areas: 1) practical nutrition and health issues facing production animal agriculture, and 2) fundamental nutrition and developmental questions studied using the pig as a translational model to improve human health and well-being. Dr. Dilger has published 65 peer-reviewed articles and generated $9.6 million in research funding since starting on faculty in 2010. 

Dr. Stephanie L. Hansen, Iowa State University

Dr. Stephanie Hansen is an Associate Professor in Beef Feedlot Nutrition at Iowa State University. She is recognized as an expert in mineral nutrition. She received early career awards from the College of Agriculture in teaching in 2014 and research in 2016, the University award for early career achievement in research in 2016, and the Midwest ASAS award for early achievement in research in 2017. With 50 peer- reviewed publications and 7.75 million in funding as Co-PI or PI she has established an original and impactful research program for beef cattle. Her research focuses on the influence of micronutrients on beef cattle performance, carcass quality and meat characteristics, improving feed efficiency of beef cattle, and assessment of novel feedstuffs. Strong collaborations and unique applications of techniques to research mineral nutrition have been critical to her success. Graduates of her program are in demand and are serving the industry. Dr. Hansen teaches courses in animal nutrition. 

Equine Science Award

Dr. Paul D. Siciliano, North Carolina State University

Dr. Paul Siciliano is a Professor in the Department of Animal Science at North Carolina State University where he teaches courses in equine management and conducts research in equine nutrition. Siciliano received a B.S. from e Ohio State University and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky. He was a faculty member in the Department of Animal Science at Colorado State University from 1996 to 2006. He is recognized as one of the leading equine nutritionists in the US and has 53 peer-reviewed publications; obtained over $750,000 in grants; given 147 invited presentations and trained 27 graduate students. Dr. Siciliano has been elected to numerous leadership roles by Equine Science Society membership including Past President, President, Vice President, Program Chair for the national meeting, Secretary/Treasurer, and as a member of the Board of Directors (2000-2005). He also served as a member of the National Research Council Committee on Nutrient Requirements of Horses (2004-2007). 

Extension Award

Dr. John F. Patience, Iowa State University

Dr. John Patience is Professor of Animal Science at Iowa State University. He
earned his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from the University of Guelph, and his Ph.D. from Cornell University. His extension efforts have spanned 40 years, and include establishing a new applied research and technology transfer company, initiating numerous new conferences, publishing more than 800 documents, including 115 refereed articles and 20 books and book chapters, presenting 370 talks at academic and industry conferences and recruiting more than $49 million in gifts and contracts. He takes great pleasure in working with the pork and feed industries, finding the dynamic nature of their people energizing and inspiring. He also enjoys working with graduate students, the very people we will depend on to help meet agriculture’s future challenges. A past President of the Canadian Society of Animal Science and of the Midwest Section of ASAS, he was elected a Fellow of the Canadian Society in 2010. 

Gary L. Cromwell Award for Minerals Nutrition

Dr. Xingen Lei, Cornell University

Dr. Xingen Lei received his B.S. and M.S. in China, and Ph.D. from Michigan State University. He was among the first to demonstrate nutritional and environmental values of supplemental phytase in improving feed phosphorus utilization. Lei developed a new generation of bacterial phytases that are used worldwide by the feed industry. Lei also pioneered nutritional genomics of selenium in pigs and chicks, and revealed dual roles of selenium in oxidative stress and diabetes. Lei discovered novel enhancers to improve iron nutrition of pigs. Lei authored over 400 publications, advised over 130 graduate students, postdocs, and visiting fellows, and served on panels for NIH and USDA, the NRC Committee on Mineral Toxicity, the CAST Task Force on Biotechnology and Manure Nutrients, and 9 Editorial Boards. Overall, Lei’s creative research on minerals has demonstrated clear benefits to animal agriculture and the environment. 

H. Allen Tucker Lactation and Endocrinology Award

Dr. Rupert Bruckmaier, University of Bern

Dr. Bruckmaier has been working on the physiology and endocrinology of lactating ruminants. His work contributed significantly to the knowledge in the field of milking physiology and the importance of oxytocin and other hormones in the regulation of milk ejection. The work from his group also contributed significantly to understanding the mammary immune response, including pathogen-specific differences of activation of different components of the immune system, thus explaining differences in the course of mastitis after infection with different pathogens. His studies on the metabolism of high yielding dairy cows have shown an individually different adaptive capacity to metabolic load as a potential basis for animal breeding, but also a different endocrine adaptation to nutrient deficiency at different stages of lactation. During all research activities he has tried to support young scientists in the development of their future careers.

Dr. Geoffrey E. Dahl, University of Florida

Dr. Geoffrey E. Dahl serves as Professor and Chair in the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Florida, Gainesville. He was raised on a dairy farm in Massachusetts and pursued his B.S. in Animal Science from the University of Massachusetts, his M.S. in Dairy Science from Virginia Tech, and received his Ph.D. in Animal Science from Michigan State University. Prior to serving at the University of Florida, Dr. Dahl has held positions at the University of Michigan, University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Dahl has served both ASAS and ADSA with distinction on numerous committees and through editorial work for both JAS and JDS.

In addition to serving as Chair, Dr. Dahl maintains active research and outreach programs focused on environmental management of production animals, particularly dairy cattle. His specific research program includes determining effects and mechanisms of photoperiod manipulation and heat stress abatement during the dry period on cow and offspring productivity and health. He has taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels in animal science, dairy management, animal physiology, lactation physiology, endocrinology, and reproductive physiology, and received teaching and mentoring awards from the Universities of Maryland, Illinois, and Florida. To date, Dr. Dahl has authored over 105 peer-reviewed journal articles, and numerous book chapters, proceedings, and popular-press articles. He has trained 18 graduate students and 7 post-doctoral fellows.

L.E. Casida Award

Dr. Janice M. Bahr, University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Janice M. Bahr, a Wisconsin native, obtained a B.A. degree at Viterbo University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  She accepted an assistant professorship in the Department of Animal Science at the University of Illinois in 1974 where she is now professor emerita. She has 180 refereed publications, 32 book chapters, and one book. She has mentored 33 M.S. students, 27 Ph.D. students and 6 postdoctoral fellows. She has given numerous seminars at U.S. universities and at national and international conferences. She has received many awards, including several for mentoring graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.  Dr. Bahr’s method of mentoring was greatly influenced by her mentor, Dr. A. V. Nalbandov, who was a graduate student mentored by Dr. L. E. Casida.

Meats Research Award

Dr. Frank R. Dunshea, University of Melbourne

Following training at La Trobe and Cornell Universities, Dr. Dunshea worked
as government scientist for 17 years. For the past 10 years he has been Chair of Agriculture at e University of Melbourne. His research on meat and carcass quality has an impressive breadth including seminal contributions on effects of metabolism modifiers on meat quality. He led the commercialization of an immunocastration vaccine and conducted research on the impact of immunocastration on pork quality. A recent focus has been the development of a pork eating quality model to ensure high and consistent eating quality. Dunshea also investigated nutritional means of manipulating growth and pork quality, including the use of dietary polyenylphosphatidylcholine to reduce collagen synthesis and reduce chewiness. Overall, Dunshea’s research in carcass and meat quality has lead to exciting findings, many of which have been adopted by the livestock industries. 

Morrison Award

Dr. Ronnie D. Greene, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dr. Green currently serves as the 20th Chancellor of the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees in animal science from Virginia Tech and Colorado State University, respectively. He completed a doctoral program jointly at the University of Nebraska and the USDA-ARS U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in animal breeding and genetics.

Dr. Green previously served on the animal science faculties of Texas Tech University and Colorado State University. He has also served as national program leader for animal production research for USDA-ARS and as executive secretary of the White House’s working group on animal genomics, where he facilitated the international bovine, porcine, and ovine genome sequencing projects. He also served as senior global director for Pfizer Animal Health’s animal genetics business. Dr. Green is author of over 130 refereed journal papers and abstracts, nine book chapters and 56 symposia papers, and has spoken in 43 U.S. states and 21 countries around the world.

Dr. Green and his wife Jane are the proud parents of sons Justin and Nate, daughters Kelli and Regan and one granddaughter, Charlotte.

Rockefeller Prentice Award in Animal Breeding and Genetics

Dr. Archie C. Clutter, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dr. Archie C. Clutter is Dean of the Agricultural Research Division at the University of Nebraska, and Director of the Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Station. Dr. Clutter has served as Vice President of R&D at Newsham Choice Genetics, as Director of Swine Research at Monsanto, and was a Professor of Animal Science at Oklahoma State University. He has a B.S. in Agricultural Business from Iowa State University, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Animal Breeding and Genetics from the University of Nebraska, and postdoc training from Iowa State University. Dr. Clutter’s research has encompassed transdisciplinary studies of genomic, physiological and behavioral components underlying complex quantitative traits. These studies have included species ranging from laboratory mice to swine, and both beef and dairy cattle. In mid-career, Dr. Clutter transitioned his research from academia to industry and the application of molecular and conventional breeding techniques to improvement of commercial lines of pigs and chickens. e research and breeding aims of his commercial work included lean growth efficiency, meat quality, lifetime performance, and disease tolerance. 

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