Patience joins Iowa State University
John Patience will join the Iowa State University
Department of Animal Science on Sept. 1.
Patience has led a research unit in Canada that has
served as a model for others. He will join the animal science department as an
associate professor and will focus on current nutritional issues for the swine
and feed industries.
The Iowa Pork Producers Association is providing $100,000 in funds to
support the position and help build Patience's nutrition research program around
Iowa swine industry priorities.
Patience received his doctorate from
Cornell University in nutritional biochemistry. He earned a bachelor's degree in
animal science and a master's degree in animal nutrition at the University of
Guelph in Ontario.
Working with the pork industry in Canada, he helped
establish Prairie Swine Centre in 1991, and has served as the company's
president and chief executive officer since then. Prior to that, he was on the
animal science faculty at the University of Saskatchewan and has continued there
as an adjunct professor.
In 2005, Patience received the Canadian Society of
Animal Science Award for Excellence in Nutrition and Meat Sciences and recently
won Lifetime Achievement Awards in both Alberta and Saskatchewan.
â€¢ Iowa Pork Producers
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