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NAT'L INSTITUTE FOR ANIMAL AGRICULTURE ANNOUNCES ITS AWARD WINNERS
Source: National Institute for Animal Agriculture

Four important awards were presented last week in Kansas City at the NIAA Annual Conference. The awards were for service, leadership, and dedication to animal agriculture.

The 2016 NIAA Meritorious Service Award was presented at the NIAA Annual Conference in Kansas City this week to Dr. John Clifford, Chief Trade Advisor to APHIS' National Import Export Service. The Meritorious Service Award honors an individual who has made extensive contributions and/or has given exemplary service to the animal agriculture industry and to NIAA. Clifford was the Chief Veterinary Officer of the United States from 2004 to 2016.

Past Meritorious Service Award recipients from NIAA include Past Meritorious Service Award Recipients include Dr. James McKean, Iowa State University CVM (2015), Mr. Jim Fraley, Illinois Farm Bureau (2014), Mr. Jim Carroll, Dairy Farmers of America (2013), Dr. Peter Timoney, University of Kentucky (2012).

Dr. Michael Coe was recognized for his dedication and devotion to the advancement of animal agriculture with the 2016 NIAA Chairman's Award. Coe is Vice President Animal Profiling International and leads its sales team. He serves the NIAA as a member-at-large on the 2015 Executive Committee.

The 2016 NIAA President's Award goes annually to an NIAA committee or council chair or co-chair for exemplary leadership and dedication to the organization. This year, Dr. Eric Moore, co-chair of the NIAA Special Issues Committee on Antibiotics was recognized with this important award. Moore is Director of Technical Services - North America for Norbrook Laboratories, ltd. out of Topeka, Kansas. Dr. Moore was recently selected to the 2016 NIAA Board of Directors.

Individuals who effectively build bridges with consumers by delivering strong, positive messages about animal agriculture are honored with the NIAA Advocate Award. The 2016 NIAA Advocate Award was presented posthumously to Dr. Mark Engle, Merck Animal Health. Engle was also served on USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack's Committee on Animal Health.

Bobbie Engle, Engle's wife of 36 years, accepted the award on behalf of her husband, who passed away in December.


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