Anderson receives Equine Science Society Fellow Award

Anderson receives Equine Science Society Fellow Award Thursday, June 22, 2017

Kathleen Anderson
Kathleen Anderson

Kathleen Anderson, Professor of Animal Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, was recently honored with the Equine Science Society Fellow Award. The Fellow Award recognizes distinguished service to the horse industry and to ESS over a long period of time.

The award was presented at the Equine Science Society awards banquet on June 2 during the Society's 25th Symposium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Anderson has led the equine extension program at the University of Nebraska since 1991. Her commitment to excellence is a hallmark of her extension programming. Using the horse to teach life skills has been the theme of her extension efforts directed towards more than 7,000 4-H youth with equine projects on a yearly basis. Recent programming efforts have used the horse project to introduce youth opportunities in Science and Technology, Career Explorations and Leadership Training.

On a National level, Anderson's commitment to excellence is demonstrated as the co-chair of the eXtension HorseQuest leadership team. This leadership team recently received the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture Partnership Award for their exemplary work and outstanding contributions in support of the USDA mission and for their positive impacts on agriculture. As the first Community of Practice, HorseQuest offers free, interactive, peer-reviewed online resources aimed at adult users. The HorseQuest team has produced and published 12 learning modules, 8 webchats, 21 webcasts and 572 video segments.

As a result of her excellent talent, service and leadership to Equine Science, Anderson was the recipient of the National ASAS Equine Award in 2014, and has won several local and national teaching awards throughout her career.

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