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National Institute for Animal Agriculture Recognizes Industry Leaders and Elects Directors

Kansas City, Mo.聽(April 16, 2024) 鈥 The National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) welcomed members and guests to Kansas City for the 2024 Annual Conference,听The Next Generation of Animal Agriculture聽last week.听More than 120 guests joined the conference to connect with fellow animal agriculture leaders to explore and discuss gaps in animal agriculture technology and innovation and solutions to encourage continuous improvement in today鈥檚 food system. Additionally, industry leaders were honored and new directors were elected.

Animal agriculture benefits from those who consistently go above and beyond for the industry. Each year at Annual Conference, NIAA recognizes those outstanding professionals. The Chairman鈥檚 and President鈥檚 Awards recognize animal agriculture leaders who have been especially supportive, inspiring, and trusted by leaders within NIAA and have contributed significantly to its success. Animal Agriculture Advocates use their voice and platforms to push animal agriculture forward. The Meritorious Service Award is presented to animal agriculture leaders who have invested their career to advancing our sector and is the longest standing award 鈥 first presented in 1965. The 2024 honorees were:

  • Chairman鈥檚 Award:
    – Dr. Michael Short, Animal Industry Director – Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
  • President鈥檚 Award
    – Dr. Heather Fowler, Director of Producer and Public Health – National Pork Board
  • Advocate for Animal Agriculture Award
    – Animal Agriculture Alliance
  • Meritorious Service Award
    – Dr. Karen Jordan, Large Animal Veterinarian and Dairy Owner – Dairy Farmers of America

NIAA confirmed the following new board members during the annual membership meeting.

  • Polly Ruhland, Agriculture consultant
  • Dr. Jack Shere, USDA – APHIS
  • Dr. Stephanie Ward, North Carolina State University

NIAA鈥檚 Annual Conference sessions featured keynotes exploring innovation, leaders from the聽聽of the聽, Council meetings with topical speakers, and an update and roundtable from industry experts about H5N1.

The speaker and panelist list included:

  • Keynotes

o聽聽聽Dr. Bill Weldon, WCW Animal Health Consulting, LLC

o聽聽聽Daniel Foy, AgriGates

  • HPAI (H5N1) Roundtable

o聽聽聽Dr. Megin Nichols, The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

o聽聽聽Dr. Justin Smith, Kansas Department of Agriculture

o聽聽聽Dr. Brandon Treichler, consulting veterinarian

  • Equine Working Group

o聽聽聽明星黑料 Horse Council

  • Animal Agriculture Innovation & Investment Working Group

o聽聽聽Paul Koffman, Merck Animal Health

o聽聽聽Connie Bowen, Farmhand Ventures

o聽聽聽Kimberly Young, KC Animal Health Corridor

  • Animal Disease Issues & Emergency Management Council

o聽聽聽Dr. Isadora Machado, Iowa State University

o聽聽聽Dr. David Renter, Kansas State University

o聽聽聽Dr. Chang-Won Lee, U.S. National Poultry Research Center, USDA

o聽聽聽Dr. Jayme Souza-Neto, Kansas State University

  • Sustainability Council

o聽聽聽Austin Gellings, Association of Equipment Manufacturers

o聽聽聽Deke Alkire, Sustainability consultant

o聽聽聽Jill Brokaw, National Pork Board

  • Animal Identification & Information Systems Council

o聽聽聽Alex Acheson, US CattleTrace

  • Antibiotics Council

o聽聽聽Discussed upcoming Antibiotics Symposium

The Advanced Training for Animal Agriculture Leaders Capstone Project topics included:

  • Pre-Competitive Environments
  • Politics of the Minority
  • Organizational Excellence
  • Protein Co-Existence

To learn more about the聽,听, or to access media passes to the聽聽in November, please visit聽聽or contact Morgan Young, Director of Communications and Outreach for the National Institute for Animal Agriculture at聽morgan.young@animalagriculture.org.

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