Univeristy: Kansas State University
Section Awarded: National
Joel M. DeRouchey, Extension Award
Sponsored by: Zoetis
Dr. Joel DeRouchey grew up on a diversified purebred livestock operation in Pukwana, SD. He graduated with a B.S from South Dakota State University, and MS and PhD from Kansas State University. Joel is an extension specialist in Livestock Nutrition and Environmental Management at K-State.
Joel’s extension expertise is providing livestock producers with nutrition, regulatory, and manure management compliance information. Joel also provides leadership in training the next generation of swine producers by coordinating numerous youth activities to increase swine industry knowledge and awareness of career opportunities in swine production.
Joel works with a productive applied swine team that maintains 13 MS and PhD students. Joel has co-authored over 151 journal papers, 380 abstracts and 594 extension publications. Joel has been a co-advisor or active committee member for over 50 MS and PhD graduates. Joel and his wife, Julene, have three children, James, Jenna and Jacob.