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Professor receives American Society of Animal Science award

Dr. Marshall Stern, animal science professor from the University of Minnesota, has received the Fellow Award in the teaching category at the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) National Awards Program.

At the University of Minnesota, Stern teaches courses in companion animal nutrition, companion animal hot button issues and principles of animal nutrition and ruminant nutrition. He is responsible for developing the companion animal biology curriculum.

Along with his teaching efforts, Stern focuses his research on protein nutrition in ruminants. He studies protein absorption in the small intestine, factors affecting fermentation and microbial populations in the rumen and the measuring methodology of protein degradation.

Stern’s previous honors include the 2010 ASAS Distinguished Teacher Award, the 2006 University of Minnesota Morse Alumni Association Award and the 2006 ASAS Jim Corbin Award in Companion Animal Biology.

The ASAS Fellow is presented to animal scientists who have made excellent contributions to the animal industry and have had continuous membership in the ASAS for a minimum of 25 years. The American Society of Animal Science is a professional organization that serves more than 5,000 animal scientists and producers around the world.

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