January Extension Spotlight

patrick wall

A central Illinois native, Patrick Wall came to Iowa State University via Black Hawk East and the Livestock Judging program. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Animal Science from ISU in 2001 & 2003, respectively. Wall’s graduate work was in carcass ultrasound, a technology that helped shape his career. After a year as a junior college coach and instructor, Wall helped manage The CUP Lab in Ames, Iowa for over 4 years, overseeing the training of lab and field technicians. Wall spent an additional 4 years as the Director of Genetic Improvement for the American Shorthorn Association, developing four $Value Indexes still used by the breed today. In 2013, Wall joined the Iowa Beef Center team at ISU Extension & Outreach as a Beef Field Specialist for Southeast Iowa. He leads team efforts in genetics, selection, and technology transfer to beef production. In addition, he organizes the educational program for the annual Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference and is the coordinator of the new Iowa Cowmaker Elite (ICE) Heifer Development Program.

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