Dr. Kendall Swanson Receives the AFIA Award in Ruminant Nutrition Research from the American Society of Animal Science
Dr. Kendall Swanson is the recipient of the 2019 AFIA Award in Ruminant Nutrition Research, presented to him on Thursday July, 11 2019 during the Ruminant Nutrition Session II at the 2019 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting held in Austin, Texas.
Dr. Kendall Swanson is a Professor in the Department of Animal Sciences at North Dakota State University. Dr. Swanson grew up on a farm in southeastern North Dakota and received his BS (1994) and MS (1996) from North Dakota State University. He received his PhD from the University of Kentucky in 2000 and was a Research Associate at the USDA Meat Animal Research Center from 2001–2003. Before returning to NDSU in 2010, Dr. Swanson was on faculty at the University of Guelph for 8 years. Dr. Swanson’s research program has focused on nutritional influences on performance, nutrient balance, post-ruminal starch digestion, pancreatic function, and energy and nitrogen metabolism in beef cattle. He has 312 total and 94 refereed publications. He has received $5.7 million in grant funds. He has advised 50 students and staff. He also teaches courses in nutrition and physiology.
The AFIA Award in Ruminant Nutrition Research recognizes an individual who has contributed to and published outstanding work in the last 10 years in the field of ruminant nutrition. This award is sponsored by the American Feed Industry Association.