Layer Nutrition Associated with Different Production Systems
Kenneth Anderson / Poultry Extension Specialist, North Carolina State University
Professor and Extension Specialist, Prestage Department of Poultry Science, North Carolina State University has been on faculty since 1990. Ken Anderson was raised on a poultry layer farm near Morris, IL. He received his BS in 1979 from Southern Illinois University- Carbondale in Animal and Agricultural Industries. Worked as the General Manager of State Line Egg Producers Cooperative, Inc., Beatrice, NE a Poultry Cooperative headquartered in Kansas for 3.5 years. In 1983 he accepted the Superintendents position at the T.B. Avery Poultry Research Unit with a research/teaching appointment in the Dept. of Animal Science at Kansas State University. Simultaneously, he completed his MS in 1987 and PhD. in 1990 in Poultry Management.
In 2018, he received the CAST Educational Materials Award, Certificate of Excellence for all of the authors efforts in creation of “Impact of Free-range Poultry Production Systems on Animal Health, Human Health, Productivity, Environment, Food Safety, and Animal Welfare Issues”. In 2019, he and his team received the NCACES Outstanding Subject Matter Program Team Award: Egg Industry Training Program on “Ventilation Shutdown Plus (VSD+) Training” and he received the USPOULTRY: Dr. Charles Beard Research Excellence Award, in recognition of outstanding Research for the Poultry Industry. This year, Dr. Anderson was inducted as a PSA Fellow and received the Evonik award for Achievements in Poultry Science.