Distinguished Teacher Award
Section Awarded: National
Dr. Curtis R. Youngs, Distinguished Teacher Award
Purina Animal Nutrition LLC
Dr. Curtis R. Youngs received animal science degrees from the University of Minnesota and postdoctoral training at Louisiana State University. After 3 years at the University of Idaho, he joined the animal science faculty at Iowa State University. Dr. Youngs has authored more than 230 journal articles, encyclopedia and book chapters and other publications, and he has taught in 17 courses. He has developed or co-developed six courses, including his unique embryo transfer lecture and laboratory courses - the only ones in the nation available to undergraduate students. Youngs is actively engaged in academic advising, serves on two editorial boards, and has been a panelist for three different NIFA grant programs. Dr. Youngs frequently contributes to extension activities and conducts research pertaining to livestock reproduction, with an emphasis on embryo transfer technologies. He enjoys international collaborations and has served as a training mentor for USDA Borlaug Fellows.