The National Chicken Council Broiler Research Award recognizes distinctive research work that has a strong economic impact on the broiler industry, primarily on the economic influence the work has had or will have on the industry. It is an annual award.
Michael T. Kidd
University of Arkansas
Kidd has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Arkansas in poultry science. His doctorate is from North Carolina State University, with a major concentration in nutrition and a minor in immunology. After receiving his doctorate in 1994, Kidd became research manager and then director at Nutri-Quest, Inc., in St. Louis, Missouri. Kidd joined the Mississippi State University faculty in 1999 and headed the poultry science department there from 2007 to 2010. He joined the University of Arkansas in January 2010 to head the poultry science department and direct the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science, and towards the end of 2019 he returned to faculty with the position as professor, and in 2020, he was named holder of the Adisseo Endowed Professorship in Global Sustainable Poultry Nutrition.
He has designed and taught twelve university courses. He currently teaches Integrated Poultry Systems Management, and team taches Layer Production. He is recognized as an authority on amino acids in poultry nutrition and has published over 450 articles and mentored 45 graduate students in the area of poultry nutrition and health. He has been an invited speaker in over 100 international venues in over 45 countries. He is a Fellow of the Poultry Science Association and served as the Poultry Science Association president in 2012 and 2013. And in 2014, he was recognized as The Poultry Federation industry leader of the year.
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