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For Iowa State University animal science graduate student Dinesh Thekkoot, being named winner of the 2015 National Swine Industry Federation graduate student award was both encouraging and exciting.


A team of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists, including IPIC interim director Jay Harmon, have developed an online tool to help livestock and poultry producers compare odor mitigation techniques that could be useful on their farms. Read more about the new Air Management Practices Assessment Tool (AMPAT) that's web-based and available at no charge.


Need to get a confinement or commercial manure applicator certification? Or is it time to recertify? Iowa State is offering workshops for both programs early next year. Read more about the dates, locations and costs for confinement site workshops and commercial applicator training.


Iowa native and ISU alum Donald Beerman has been named chair of the ISU animal science department. He begins Jan. 5, and comes from University of Nebraska--Lincoln where he was interim director of the School and Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.Beermane also led the UNL animal science department from 1999 to 2007. He succeeds Maynard Hogberg, who has been chair at ISU since 2003.


Chris Rademacher who has been hired as ISU swine extension veterinarian through the ISU College of Veterinary Medicine. He comes to ISU from Murphy-Brown where he most recently worked with the MBMO division in Princeton, Missouri. As swine extension vet, he will continue his focus and interest in using research methodologies to answer specific health and production questions and work with existing faculty and staff to disseminate that information broadly to swine veterinarians and others in Iowa’s swine industry.





ISU Extension swine program specialists have new geographical responsibilities. Take a quick look at the areas for each of the six specialists. CLICK TO ENLARGE


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