Alison Crane -- Sheep and Meat Goats
When it comes to, shall we say, land-based animal protein, American meal tables usually have one of three major choices: beef, pork, and fowl (under which we'll collect chicken, turkey, and a few ducks). But one land animal that rarely makes it to the table is sheep and goat meat. True, you can find lambchops every so often, and roasted goat meat appears in Mexican cuisine as cabrito--and that's about it. But Alison Crane's mission is to change that. She's an assistant professor in the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry, the faculty supervisor of the Kansas State University Sheep and Meat Goat Center, and the sheep and goat specialist for K-State Research and Extension. Crane is working to bring sheep and goat meat back to the American diet.