Novus awards outstanding individuals at annual meeting
As part of a yearly tradition, Novus has recently recognised two individuals for their outstanding scientific contributions to the poultry industry.
The awards affirm Novus's commitment to fostering future talent and ongoing scientific study. The company recently honored the 2016 recipients of the Novus Outstanding Teaching and Outstanding Scholar awards during the Poultry Science Association (PSA) Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, US.
Dr. Robert B. Beckstead of North Carolina State University was awarded the Outstanding Teaching Award, and Dr. Billy M. Hargis of the University of Arkansas was the recipient of the Outstanding Scholar Award. The Outstanding Scholar Award was presented at the annual Novus PSA cocktail party.
Tamara Loeffler, technical services manager (Monogastrics, North America), presented the Novus Teaching award at the PSA awards celebration, a US$2,000 prize and an engraved glass award. Dr. Robert Buresh, technical services manager (North America) at Novus, presented the Outstanding Scholar engraved glass award.
"As food production methods evolve to feed a growing population, innovators like Dr. Beckstead and Dr. Hargis are key to scientific advancement," Scott Hine, vice president of products and solutions, and chief innovation officer at Novus, noted. "The industry is counting on these pioneers to lead the way for continued growth and development in poultry production. It is through their curiosity and dedication that we will succeed in feeding the world affordable, wholesome food."