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Maynard Hogberg | 2016

Updated: Mar 25

Stanton, Iowa native is noted for his insightful vision, hard work and tireless dedication to the swine industry.

Born | Artist: Richard Steward Halstead (born 1947)



Impact & Accomplishments


For three decades, Dr. Maynard Hogberg led animal science departments at Iowa State University and Michigan State University. He served as chair of Michigan State’s animal science department from 1984 to 2002 and chair of Iowa State’s animal science department from 2003 to 2015.


“The Saddle and Sirloin Club honor recognizes Dr. Hogberg’s legacy as one of the nation’s premier university leaders of animal science programs,” said Wendy Wintersteen, endowed dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University. “During his tenure, he contributed greatly to enhance our animal science department’s reputation. Due to his leadership, the department is nationally and internationally recognized for its strong undergraduate and graduate programs, an excellent broad-based research program and an actively engaged extension program. His engagement with and responsiveness to the needs of Iowa livestock and poultry industries was critical in helping Iowa State meet its land-grant mission to Iowa agriculture.”


As a national leader in animal agriculture, Hogberg shaped a generation of animal scientists, extension specialists and industry leaders through his mentoring of students, faculty and staff and academia and industry colleagues. Hogberg provided leadership to numerous state and national livestock associations and organizations, including serving as president of the American Society of Animal Science and of the Federation of Animal Science Societies. He was instrumental in the formation of the National Swine Registry.



Did You Know?


Hogberg was the 2014 National Pork Board Distinguished Service Award winner.

One of the developments of the National Swine Registry was the creation of the National Junior Swine Registry (NJSR). The NJSR is the largest junior livestock registry in the United States with over 12,000 members strong.

Courtesy of the National Pork Board and the Pork Checkoff




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