Dr. Maurice Eastridge was presented with the 2022 Purina Animal Nutrition Teaching Award in Dairy Production at the American Dairy Science Association® conference held in Kansas City, MO. June 19-22, 2022.
Dr. Eastridge’s role in teaching includes the development of courses to introduce students to the dairy industry, teaching dairy labs in the introduction to animal sciences course, teaching nutrition and feeding management to upper level undergraduate and veterinary students, and teaching the dairy cattle production course. He was instrumental in developing a dairy certificate program, dairy science minor, and a dairy study abroad program at Ohio State. His leadership has been demonstrated in local, regional, and national levels of Dairy Challenge and in fostering the growth of student programs during the annual Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference.