Coffee in the Barn

Season 2 - Episode 7: Career Map with Benjamin Smith

July 26, 2022 The Sunswine Group Season 2 Episode 7
Coffee in the Barn
Season 2 - Episode 7: Career Map with Benjamin Smith
Show Notes

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About the Guest:

Prior to joining FarrPro as Associate Director of Engineering in June 2021, Ben graduated from Iowa State University with his Doctorate in Industrial in Agricultural Technology. Ben’s research focus was on technology for swine farrowing room management. Ben also has a master’s degree in Industrial and Agricultural technology as well as bachelor’s degrees in Agricultural Systems Technology and Animal Science all from Iowa State University. During his time in graduate school Ben taught undergraduate courses in Animal Production Systems, Agricultural and Industrial Electrical Power Systems and instrumentation. Ben has received multiple awards and honors for his research and teaching from Iowa State University. Prior to graduate school and during his master’s program Ben worked for Iowa Select Farms, the largest Iowa based swine production company. He served roles on the Research and Ventilation/Filtration teams as a research associate for 2 ½ years. In these roles, he worked on various projects throughout the business from health and nutrition research trials, sow farm remodeling and sow farm design with positive pressure filtration. Ben also gained swine production experience while working in college for a Berkshire genetic company in Ames, Phenotypic Acres. Ben started raising pigs in high school after getting interested in swine production through his local FFA chapter’s swine project.

About our Founder:

Casey Bradley PhD is an Experienced Animal Scientist and Nutritionist that has worked with swine, poultry, ruminants, and pets. Specialties include product development, technical writing, and presentations, research, technical sales, mentoring, and networking. Academic training includes nutrition, immunology, and animal wellbeing. She has presented at large conferences in USA, Canada, Greece, and Denmark. Work experience includes farm management, research management, technical service and sales, regulatory, project management, and employee management.

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