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Champaign, Ill. (July 9, 2017) — Dr. Ronnie D. Green is the recipient of the 2017 American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) Morrison Award, presented to him this week during the ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Tradeshow in Baltimore, Maryland.

Ronnie D. Green currently serves as the 20th Chancellor of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in animal science from Virginia Tech and Colorado State University, respectively. His doctoral program was completed jointly at the University of Nebraska and the USDA-ARS U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in animal breeding and genetics.

Green previously served on the animal science faculties of Texas Tech University and Colorado State University; and as national program leader for animal production research for USDA-ARS and executive secretary of the White House’s working group on animal genomics where he facilitated the international bovine, porcine, and ovine genome sequencing projects. He also served as senior global director for Pfizer Animal Health’s animal genetics business.  He is author of over 130 refereed journal papers and abstracts, nine book chapters and 56 symposia papers, and has spoken in 43 US states and 21 countries around the world.

Green is past-president of both the American Society of Animal Science and the National Block and Bridle Club. He has served in a number of leadership positions for the U.S. Beef Improvement Federation, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, and Federated Animal Science Societies. He was named a fellow of ASAS in 2014 and of AAAS in 2015 and currently serves on numerous boards including the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU), Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR), National Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity, and Neogen Corporation.

Green and his wife Jane are the proud parents of sons Justin and Nate, daughters Kelli and Regan and one granddaughter, Charlotte.

The ASAS Morrison Award stimulates research excellence of direct importance to livestock production. Recognition is made to meritorious scientific contributions or discoveries in research in the field of animal science.

The ASAS Morrison Award is sponsored by the F. B. Morrison Fund.

ASAS is a professional organization that serves more than 7,000 students, animal scientists, allied industry and producers around the world.

Media contact:

Kim Schoonmaker

ASAS Scientific Communications Associate