Distinguished Service Award
Univeristy: Auburn University
Section Awarded: Southern
Russell Muntifering, Distinguished Service Award
Russell B. Muntifering received his BS and MS degrees from University of California-Davis, and PhD from University of Arizona. He has held teaching/research faculty appointments at University of Kentucky, Montana State University and currently Auburn University, including 3-year and 6-year terms as Associate Director of the Montana and Alabama Agricultural Experiment Stations, respectively. Dr. Muntifering is the immediate-past ASAS Southern Director and member of the ASAS Board of Directors. He has been chair or member of numerous ASAS national and sectional committees, and administrative advisor to numerous activities sponsored by Southern Region Agricultural Experiment Station and Extension Directors. Dr. Muntifering has taught biochemistry and nutrition to over 6,000 students, and has been the major professor or advisory committee member for over 80 graduate students. He is recognized regionally, nationally and internationally for his research on livestock nutrition and forages.