About Us

ANIMAL U promotes involvement in animal agriculture and allows all youth the opportunity to increase their knowledge. It also enables more young people to become involved through accessible, straight-forward, and research-based information.

Program Goals

  • Connect more young people to animal agriculture and promote its application to everyday life.
  • Create an understanding of the relationship between animal agriculture and the science and technology that supports it.
  • Promote the variety of potential careers associated with food production through real-world experiences.

Animal U is a program developed through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach  and Iowa State University Department of Animal Science .  The program manger is Dr. Amy Powell, Extension Youth Animal Science Specialist. This project is a collaboration of Extension subject matter experts, faculty members, commodity groups, and industry partners. 

Swine:
Dr. Abbey Cannon
Russ Euken
Colin Johnson
Dr. Anna Johnson
Dr. Molly Lee
Dr. Ken Stalder
Dave Stender
Dr. Jodi Sterle
Will Taylor
Carmen Wiley
Jacob Yarian

Beef:
Alison Bueltel
Dr. Chris Cassady
Dr. Chris Clark
McKinley Conover
Russ Euken
Dr. Katy Lippolis
Dr. Dan Loy
Erika Lundy
Beth Reynolds
Matt Schroeder
Denise Schwab
Patrick Wall
Carmen Wiley