Award Winner Detail

Award: Animal Management Award
Univeristy: Kansas State University
Year: 2019
Section Awarded: National

K.C. Olson, Animal Management Award

Sponsored by: United Animal Health

KC Olson
Dr. KC Olson’s graduate training at North Dakota State and Kansas State Universities preceded his 8-year appointment in extension and research at the University of Missouri. In 2006, he joined the faculty at Kansas State University where he is now professor of animal science in a research & teaching role. In 2011, he was awarded the W.M. and F.A. Lewis Distinguished Chair in Animal Sciences & Industry. His research has attracted collaboration with more than 40 KSU scientists and 25 scientists from other academic institutions. These projects supported degree requirements for 17 M.S., 8 Ph.D., and 7 undergraduate students under his mentorship. Over the last decade, Dr. Olson has published 62 peer-reviewed journal articles, 5 book chapters, 48 proceedings papers, and more than 100 abstracts. He has delivered numerous presentations around the globe. Dr. Olson’s previous honors include Advisor of the Year, Excellence in Graduate Teaching, and Excellence in Extension.

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