Miss., April 20, 2006 — The Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) honored Lisa Kriese-Anderson with its Continuing Service Award during the organization's 38th annual meeting April 18-21 in Choctaw, Miss. The award recognizes individuals for their service to the organization and to the beef industry.
Kriese-Anderson is an associate professor in the department of animal sciences at Auburn University. She earned a bachelor's degree from Cornell University, a master's degree from Kansas State University, and doctorate from the University of Georgia. Now in her 12th year at Auburn, Kriese-Anderson holds responsibilities in all areas of the land-grant university — teaching, research and Extension. As a faculty member, she has developed solutions and designed programs in beef cattle breeding to help beef producers in Alabama. She has led many research projects evaluating the application and use of expected progeny differences (EPDs), along with studies on the use of ultrasound to determine carcass traits in beef cattle.
She provides leadership to a number of Extension programs throughout the state. She serves the Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association (BCIA) as advising geneticist, supervises the Auburn University Bull Test and analyzes BCIA data. Kriese-Anderson has played an essential role in the Alabama BCIA program, helping it grow to meet the performance and marketing needs of its cattle producers.
Kriese-Anderson coordinates the Alabama Pasture-to-Rail program, allowing retained ownership for small-scale beef producers. This provides them the opportunity to obtain feedlot data and carcass information on their cattle.
Within Extension, Kriese-Anderson serves as team leader for the Animal Science and Forage Extension Team, and she helped develop the National Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Pilot Project and the Alabama Master Cattle Producers Training Program. She is a member of the Ultrasound Guidelines Council (UGC) Governance Committee that certifies ultrasound technicians.
She has been an avid supporter of BIF, appearing on the program numerous times, and she was instrumental in bringing the BIF convention to Birmingham, Ala., in 1996.
She is married to Brian Anderson. They have one daughter, Shelby.
BIF was formed as a means to standardize programs and methodology and to create greater awareness, acceptance and usage of beef cattle performance concepts. More information can be found on the organization's Web site, www.beefimprovement.org.