Dr. John Patience

Dr. John Patience

John is a Professor Emeritus of applied swine nutrition in the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University. He earned his B.Sc. (Agr) and M.Sc. degrees from the University of Guelph and his Ph.D. from Cornell University. His research has variously addressed dietary electrolyte balance, water quality, amino acid metabolism and requirements, ingredient evaluation, and general feeding and management of wean-to-finish pigs. Most recently, his attention has turned to energy, with a particular focus on carbohydrates and fat, and to the opportunities that exist to exploit the functional properties of ingredients to improve pig health, performance and well-being. Over the course of his career, he has recruited more than $50 million in external funding, published more than 150 refereed papers and more than 800 other miscellaneous documents. He has presented more than 400 talks locally, nationally and internationally. He has received numerous academic awards and is a Fellow of the American Society and the Canadian Society of Animal Science. He was honored with the John Swisher Award by United Animal Health and was made an Honorary Master Pork Producer by the Iowa Pork Producers Association. However, John’s greatest enjoyment is derived from training graduate students for futures in both academia and industry. Outside of work, John’s passions are family, hockey, Cyclone sports, genealogy and photography.