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Director of AgNext, Professor

Dr. Kim Stackhouse-Lawson is Director of the AgNext and a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. CSU AgNext was launched to find solutions to feed 12.3 billion people by 2100 by innovating sustainable solutions in animal agriculture. Prior to her time at CSU, Kim was the Director of Sustainability for JBS USA where she is responsible for coordinating the North American sustainability program, inclusive of the Company’s beef, pork, poultry, case ready, transportation, and branded product business. Prior to that she was the Executive Director of Global Sustainability at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association where she developed the industry’s sustainability program.  Kim received her Ph.D. in Animal Science from the University of California, Davis and was a postdoctoral fellow at Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine Beef Cattle Institute.  

Benefits of Ecosystem Services in Agriculture

Ecosystem services payment can contribute significantly to sustainability goals of incorporating the economic, social, and environmental components together for a sustainable agricultural system.

Sustainability and Animal Agriculture

Sustainability is a term used across many industries and it has increased in interest and research over the last 40 years. However, the complex nature of sustainability and its varying interpretations makes a definitive definition elusive. In the broadest of terms, it can be defined as meeting the needs of the society today, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs…