Univeristy: Iowa State University
Section Awarded: National
John F. Patience, Extension Award
Dr. John Patience is Professor of Animal Science at Iowa State University. He
earned his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from the University of Guelph, and his Ph.D. from Cornell University. His extension efforts have spanned 40 years, and include establishing a new applied research and technology transfer company, initiating numerous new conferences, publishing more than 800 documents, including 115 refereed articles and 20 books and book chapters, presenting 370 talks at academic and industry conferences and recruiting more than $49 million in gifts and contracts. He takes great pleasure in working with the pork and feed industries, finding the dynamic nature of their people energizing and inspiring. He also enjoys working with graduate students, the very people we will depend on to help meet agriculture’s future challenges. A past President of the Canadian Society of Animal Science and of the Midwest Section of ASAS, he was elected a Fellow of the Canadian Society in 2010.