Dr. Rick Funston, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is the 2017 recipient of the ASAS Animal Management Award.
Dr. 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.
Dr. Funston has taught beef producers how to capitalize on resource and market opportunities to add new profit centers to their ranch business to increase ranch profits. His leadership, scholarly accomplishments, program impacts, communication skills and program visibility are well documented.
Dr. Funston's 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. Dr. Funston has the unique ability to translate his research into management.
The Animal Management Award recognizes research excellence in biological or production management and recognizes those individuals who have made significant contributions to production management.
The Animal Management Award is sponsored by Merial, Inc.
ASAS is a professional organization that serves more than 7,000 students, animal scientists, allied industry and producers around the world.
ASAS Scientific Communications Associate
Photo: Dr. Clint Krehbiel (left) accepted the Animal Management Award on behalf of Dr. Rick Funston during the 2017 ASAS Awards Ceremony in Baltimore, Maryland. He is pictured with Dr. Stephen Foulke, Merial (a part of Boehringer Ingelheim).