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Greiner named new director of Iowa Pork Industry Center


Laura Greiner will lead Iowa State University’s Iowa Pork Industry Center as its next director. Greiner, assistant professor of animal science at Iowa State, succeeds Chris Rademacher, who has spent the past year as the center’s interim director. Rademacher will remain involved with the center as associate director. Both positions took effect July 1. “With pork being the No.1 animal protein consumed globally, and Iowa being a significant producer of pork, we need to continue to be a leader in advancing animal agriculture through modern production practices, welfare, technology and sustainability,” Greiner said in a news release. “We hope to offer new programs and help our producers with issues such as caretaker education and feed mill management, while continuing to offer activities, including our Pork Quality Assurance training and various webinars, to keep swine producers up to date and informed.” Greiner has been a faculty member at Iowa State since 2018. She received her bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in animal science with an emphasis on nutrition from Iowa State. She completed her postdoctoral training in microbiology at the University of Iowa. At Iowa State, she leads the Greiner Laboratory, which focuses on conducting research to address contemporary challenges in swine production.

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