Dr. Curtis R. Youngs, Iowa State University, is the 2017 recipient of the Bouffault International Animal Agriculture Award, presented to him during the 2017 Annual Meeting, held July 8-12 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Dr. Youngs earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in animal science from the University of Minnesota before he received postdoctoral training at Louisiana State University. After three years at the University of Idaho, he joined the animal science faculty at Iowa State University.
Dr. Youngs has utilized his expertise to train scientists and students in developing countries in the technologies of artificial insemination and embryo transfer. He brought the unique courses he created in embryo transfer and in global food security to countries that greatly needed enhanced production of animal-sourced foods. Dr. Youngs’ development work has been performed in nine developing countries across four continents, and his activities have included classroom and laboratory teaching, on-farm consultations, and research.
Dr. Youngs hopes to empower agriculturalists in developing nations with the knowledge and skills needed to increase production of safe and nutritious animal-sourced foods.
The Bouffault International Animal Agriculture Award recognizes distinguished service to animal agriculture in developing areas of the world.
The Bouffault International Animal Agriculture Award is sponsored by the Center for Regulatory Services, Inc., and the ASAS Foundation Jean Claude Bouffault International Award Fund.
ASAS is a professional organization that serves more than 7,000 students, animal scientists, allied industry and producers around the world.
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Photo: Dr. Curtis Youngs (left) accepts the Bouffault International Animal Agriculture Award from Dr. William Olson with the Center for Regulatory Services, Inc.