Animal Sciences Professor Named Distinguished Alumnus

Two white men in suits stand in front of a mural holding a plaque and smiling

Randall Prather, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of Animal Sciences, was recognized as the 2022 Kansas State University Department of Animal Sciences and Industry (ASI) Distinguished Alumnus on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023. Prather obtained his bachelor’s (1982) and master’s (1984) degrees from Kansas State ASI.

Prather has been a Mizzou faculty member since 1989 after completing his PhD and Postdoc at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

“The ASI Department is proud to recognize Randy Prather as the 2022 Distinguished Alumnus,” said Mike Day, Kansas State ASI department head. “His impact extends from his foundation in animal agriculture and reproductive biology into many facets of animal and human health and biomedical sciences. The breadth of his contributions were on display in presentations at the K-State Swine Profitability Conference, during the ASI Farm Animal Reproduction and Genetics courses, and during a symposium presentation to faculty, staff and students at K-State.”

A plaque featuring a photo of Prather and a brief summary of his accomplishments was hung in Weber Hall at Kansas State in recognition of this award.