July 20, 2017

Extension Award goes to Dr. John Patience

Dr. John Patience is the 2017 recipient of the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) Extension Award, presented to him during the ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show held in Baltimore, Maryland, July 8-12.

Dr. 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.

Dr. Patience 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.

The Extension Award recognizes outstanding achievements in animal science Extension.

The Extension Award is sponsored by Zoetis.

ASAS is a professional organization that serves more than 7,000 students, animal scientists, allied industry and producers around the world.

Media contact:

Kim Schoonmaker

ASAS Scientific Communications Associate


Photo: Dr. Aubrey Shroeder, Zoetis, presents the Extension Award to Dr. John Patience (right).