Kansas State Animal Science Faculty Honored
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Two Kansas State University faculty received honors recently at the awards ceremony for the American Society of Animal Science and American Dairy Science Association Midwest Sections meeting in Des Moines, Iowa.
Joann Kouba, associate professor in the Department of Animal Science and Industry, received the Outstanding Young Teacher Award. Justin Waggoner, beef systems specialist for K-State Research and Extension, received the Outstanding Young Scientist-Extension Award.
Kouba is responsible for teaching seven on-campus courses and two distance courses. She serves as the advisor for 40-65 students each year, is the faculty advisor for the KSU Horseman’s Association, and is the faculty coordinator for the Horse Teaching and Research unit. She has led equine study tours of Europe and Africa.
Waggoner works at K-State’s Southwest Research and Extension Center in Garden City. He developed the Wildcat Steer Futurity and K-State Cattle Feeders College, and helped develop the 5-States Beef Conference in cooperation with specialists from Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado. He helped introduce the Brands ration balancing program and developed spreadsheet decision tools to enable producers to calculate key ration components, and storage methods for wet distillers’ grains. Waggoner has authored over 60 Extension articles, including Focus on the Feedlots, a monthly publication summarizing closeout reports from 10 commercial Kansas feedlots.
The awards were presented March 21. Additional information is available in the ASAS newsletter, Taking Stock.
K-State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well-being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K-State campus, Manhattan.
Story by: Nellie Hillnellieh@ksu.eduK-State Research & Extension News
Joann Kouba is at 785-532-1240; Justin Waggoner is at 620-275-9164