Four Honored at NIAA Conference

April 9, 2014 -- COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Four individuals — Dr. Richard Raymond, Colorado; Dr. Hailu Kinde, California; Dr. Karen Jordan, North Carolina; and Jim Fraley, Illinois; —were asked to step into the spotlight at the National Institute for Animal Agriculture during the organization’s annual conference on Tuesday, April 1, in Omaha, Nebraska. NIAA’s membership—representing the aquaculture, beef, dairy, swine, sheep, goat, equine and poultry industries—honored the four for their outstanding service and leadership to the organization. NIAA membership includes government regulatory personnel, academia, researchers, extension specialists, veterinarians, producers, allied industry businesses and national and state livestock, aquaculture, equine and poultry association leaders.

Individuals recognized and their respective awards include:


The National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) is a non-profit, membership-driven organization that unites and advances animal agriculture—the aquaculture, beef, dairy, equine, goat, poul­try, sheep and swine industries. NIAA is dedicated to programs that work towards the eradi­cation of diseases that pose risk to the health of animals, wildlife and humans; promotes a safe and wholesome food supply for our nation and abroad; and promotes best practices in environmental stewardship, animal health and well-being. NIAA members include farmers, ranchers, veterinarians, scientists, state and federal officials and business leaders.

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