Dr. Greg Penner, University of Saskatchewan, is one of three recipients of the 2017 ASAS Early Career Achievement Award. He accepted the award during the 2017 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting, held July 8-12 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Dr. Penner is a recognized leader in the field of ruminant nutrition, in particular addressing issues related to acidosis, volatile fatty acid absorption and functionality of the gastrointestinal tract. He joined the Department of Animal and Poultry Science, University of Saskatchewan (Canada), in 2009 as an Assistant Professor of Ruminant Nutritional Physiology. Five years later he was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure and in 2014 he was appointed Centennial Enhancement Chair in Ruminant Nutritional Physiology at the University of Saskatchewan.
Dr. Penner grew up on a family farm in Saskatchewan which inspired his curiosity in animal science. He attended the University of Saskatchewan where he received his BSc Agr in 2004 and his MSc in 2006. Greg then obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Alberta in 2009.
In a short period of time, Dr. Penner has demonstrated excellence in ruminant nutrition research, teaching, and extension.
The ASAS Early Career Achievement Award recognizes the achievements of young scholars working toward the mission of ASAS.
The ASAS Early Career Achievement Award is sponsored by the ASAS Foundation.
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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