Professor Vidal Pedroso de Faria, graduated in agronomy from the University of São Paulo in 1964. He received his master’s degree in animal sciences from The Ohio State University in 1968 and his doctorate in animal sciences and pastures from the University of São Paulo in 1971, followed by a post doctorate from Michigan State University, in 1978, and one from the Grassland Research Institute in 1979.
He was a faculty member in zootechnics at the ESALQ-USP until 1995 and received the Ohio State International Alumni Award in 1997, from Ohio State’s College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.
Faria was born May 5, 1940 and passed away on October 30, 2020. He was married for 55 years to Gloria and was father to John (in loving memory), Celso and Ana.
“As his wish, before passing away, while the family said their goodbyes, he was wearing a beautiful scarlet Ohio State T-Shirt,” said his daughter Ana.