Joe, a native of Indiana, is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN, with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He worked on daily newspapers in Albert Lea, MN and Fairmont, MN, before joining the staff of National Hog Farmer in 1977. Joe specializes in animal health issues, federal regulations, environmental concerns, food safety and writing about the swine veterinary community. Joe has won several writing awards from the Livestock Publications Council. In 2002, he earned the Master Writer Program Award from the American Agricultural Editors’ Association.
Joe’s Recent activity
Even though it appears that legislative challenges to the availability of antibiotics for use in livestock production have been thwarted for this year, it’s no time to become complacent
More than anything else, the people who are in the barn each day have the largest impact on the attitude on the farm and how it operates