2012 Skilled Trades Support Award of Excellence
Department: Animal and Dairy Science
Ryan Crowe is a graduate of the University of Florida where he majored in animal science.
While in college he was employed by Publix Super Markets in their meat department as well as the University of Florida's meat processing facility. Upon graduation Ryan continued employment with Publix as a meat manager.
In July 2002 he joined the University of Georgia's Meat Science Technology Center as the meat lab manager.
Since coming to the UGA, Ryan has expanded the operations of the facility to include increased research activities and projects, expanded the number of hands-on class labs, led numerous outreach and Extension programs, hosted annual state and district meat judging contests and expanded the retail sales market.
In July 2011 he married his wife Ashley, and in December they will welcome their first child — a baby boy named Cullum.