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February 2008

Release Date: February 13, 2008

Angelo State Ag Professor Nabs National Award

Dr. Cody Scott, professor of animal science and research scientist in the Angelo State University Department of Agriculture, has been honored with the 2008 Outstanding Young Range Professional International Award by the Society for Range Management (SRM).

The award was announced at the SRM Annual Meeting in Louisville, Ky. In a news release, SRM President Dennis Phillippi said, “Scott has demonstrated extraordinary promise as a range management professional in his 12-year career at Angelo State. He has gained a reputation as a great research scientist and range management instructor.”

This latest award comes on the heels of Scott being named the 2007 Outstanding Young Range Professional by the Texas Section, Society for Range Management (TSSRM) in November.

Scott’s career has been devoted to rangeland related research and teaching. His research interests include using goats as a biological control of juniper, understanding the role of livestock and wildlife in the spread of mesquite seeds, reducing poisonous plant problems, and other plant-animal interaction and animal behavior interests.

An active member of TSSRM, Scott has served on the college activities, scientific publication and awards committees, as chair of the Young Professional Program, section director, and reviewer for the “Journal of Rangeland Ecology and Management.”

Scott received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in animal science from ASU in 1990 and 1992, respectively. He earned his Ph.D. in range science from Utah State University in 1995. He is married to Bridget Scott, manager of Palmer Feed in San Angelo, and they have a son, Brian.