Section Awarded: National
Rodger Johnson, Morrison Award
Sponsored by F. B. Morrison Fund
Dr. Rodger Johnson is an internationally recognized leader in the field of swine genetics. His career spans 40 years at Oklahoma State University and the University of Nebraska. He has authored over 125 refereed journal articles, presented over 40 major invited talks at venues around the world, and directed 41 graduate degrees. Dr. Johnson received the Rockefeller Prentice Award in Animal Breeding and Genetics in 1988. He was Section Editor for Breeding and Genetics for the Journal of Animal Science and has been President of Midwest Section. Dr. Johnson was born and raised in North Dakota. He received his B.S. degree from North Dakota State University and his graduate degrees at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Johnson and his wife, Janelle, have three children and five grandchildren.