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.
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