Jack Algeo, former department head of Animal Science and Industry at California State Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo, CA, has been inducted into the American Feed Industry Association’s Liquid Feed Hall of Fame. The honor was announced today at AFIA’s Liquid Feed Symposium in Kansas City, MO, where the award was presented by Tim Bodine, PerforMix Nutrition.
Born in 1921, Algeo has had a lifetime of industry experience over a distinguished career, including educator, consultant, researcher and Marine. After teaching at Washington State College and Cal Poly from 1948 to 1954, he served as the director of research and resident nutritionist for Sinton & Brown Company, Santa Maria, Calif., until 1959, when he started a private consulting and research practice. Algeo has not only consulted for national firms, but also globally, including firms in Jamaica, El Salvador, Sweden, China and Australia. He returned to Cal Poly in 1985, where he was appointed department head of Animal Sciences and Industry until retiring in 1992.
In addition to his induction into the Liquid Feed Hall of Fame, Jack Algeo has been the recipient of several honors, such as the 2010 California Cattlemen’s Association’s Vleck Memorial Award. He is an Honorary Fellow and past director of the American Society of Animal Science and an Honorary Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is the former national president of the American Society of Agricultural Consultants and retains memberships in several prestigious associations, including the Council for Agricultural Sciences and Technology, the California Cattle Feeders Association and is a past member of the USDA National Advisory Veterinary Medical Committee.
Algeo received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in animal science, production and nutrition, from Washington State University. He served in the Marine Corps Reserve during WWII and the Korean War.
The Liquid Feed Hall of Fame was initiated in 2003 by AFIA’s Liquid Feed Committee to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the industry’s science and growth.