Updated: Mar 25, 2020
Dr. Nelson worked in nations including Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Nigeria.
1918-2007 | Artist: Richard Steward Halstead (born 1947)
Impact & Accomplishments
Born on a dairy farm in Union Grove, Wisconsin, Ronald H. Nelson earned his Ph. D. from Iowa State College in 1943, after completing degrees at the University of Wisconsin and Oklahoma A&M College.
In 1946, he accepted the position of assistant professor of animal husbandry at Michigan State College. He was named chairman of the Animal Science Department in 1980. Dr. Nelson developed outstanding teaching herds and flocks at the university.
In 1978, he was honored with the International Animal Agriculture Award from the American Society of Animal Science, for his work in nations including Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Nigeria.