Prof John Patience
Professor, Iowa State University
Prof John Patience is a Professor of Applied Swine Nutrition in the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University. He earned his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from the University of Guelph and his Ph.D. in nutritional biochemistry from Cornell University. At Iowa State, his research includes three themes: energy metabolism, ingredient evaluation, and wean-to-finish feeding & management. He works closely with Iowa producers to help them maximize profits by implementing practical new technologies to take advantage of new opportunities and solve feeding problems. Over the course of his career, Prof Patience has published 123 refereed articles, 18 books and book chapters and more than 600 other publications. He has presented more than 400 invited talks at academic and industry conferences across the US and Canada, as well as 15 other countries in South America, Asia and Europe. In the past 10 years at Iowa State University, he has supervised or co-supervised 15 graduate students and currently supervises 3 Ph.D. and 2 M.S. students. His former students are employed in various sectors of the field of nutrition, primarily within the pig and feed industries. Prof Patience has been President of both the Canadian Society of Animal Science and the Midwest Section of the American Society of Animal Science. In 2015, he was awarded the FASS-AFIA New Frontiers in Animal Nutrition Award (Federation of Animal Science Societies/American Feed Industry Association) and in 2018, he was named Honorary Master Pork Producer by the Iowa Pork Producers Association.