Swine: David Stender

David Stender

Counties Served
  • Cherokee
  • Clay
  • Crawford
  • Dickinson
  • Fremont
  • Harrison
  • Lyon
  • Mills
  • Monona
  • Montgomery
  • O'Brien
  • Page
  • Plymouth
  • Pottawattamie
  • Shelby
  • Sioux
  • Woodbury
Areas of Expertise
  • Management of a swine operation, understanding and using records for management decisions, nutrition program analysis for cost and performance potential, genetic evaluation, value added marketing, understanding a packer sheet, evaluation of live animal and carcass, production flow planning, setting financial and production goals, business planning within the swine enterprise, and developing and using computer software for monitoring and making decisions.
  • To increase the standard of living of livestock producers, of those working in dependent industries, and those living in communities dependent on the livestock industry.
  • This is accomplished by education, teaching, information sharing, problem solving, demonstration and research projects and business analysis and planning.
  • Use of unbiased research based technologies and information is transferred from the University to producers and others
Frequent Clients

Swine producers, swine press and media, agribusiness, lenders, veterinarians, agriculture instructors, county directors, and general public

Joined ISU Extension

October 1984

Extension Positions/Other Experience
  • Swine Field Specialist, 1993-present
  • Area livestock specialist, 1989-92
  • Agriculturist, Guthrie County, 1984-89
Education
  • M.S., Animal Science, Iowa State University, 1984
  • B.S, Animal Science, Iowa State University, 1982
Awards/Honors/Publications
  • National Association of County Ag Agents Achievement Award Regional Finalist: Excellene in Young, Beginning, or Small Farmers Program - 2011
  • National Association of County Ag Agents Achievement Award Regional Finalist: Communication Award, Excellence in Use of Communications - 2011
  • Excellence in Agricultural Extension Programs Award - 2008
  • Outstanding Leadership Award - NACAA President 2005
  • Achievement by an Educational Team - 2004
  • RK Bliss Award - 2002
  • Iowa State University Extension Achievement Award - 1998, 1999, 2000
  • Epsilon SIgma Phi National Honorary Fraternity Early-Careeer Award, 1992 State Winner
  • Livestock Production Achievement Award - 1998 State Winner
  • Livestock Production Achievement Award - 1988 North Central Region runner-up
  • University Extension Young Professional Award - 1989
  • Iowa State University Extension Association Achievement Award - 1989
  • National Association of County Ag Agents Achievemen Award - 1989 State Winner
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