Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University, 2012
M.S., Agricultural Economics, Michigan State University, 2008
B.S., Agricultural Business, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, 2006
Assistant Professor Lee Schulz received the 2016 Early Achievement Extension and Outreach Award given by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Since joining the faculty in 2012, Schulz has provided leadership and extension-focused programming on the critical issues facing Iowa’s livestock and meat industries, such as animal identification and traceability, market analysis, consumer demand, animal disease economics and risk management.
Schulz grew up on a diversified crop and livestock farm in Rosholt, a small town in central Wisconsin. With this background, pursuing an agricultural business major in college seemed like a natural fit.
"We were mostly involved in corn, hay, and beef cattle production but also, at times, had hogs, sheep, horses, and layers. The farm was a hobby and our family also owned and operated a propane gas delivery business. The more I learned and became involved, the more agricultural business (economics) became a passion, especially livestock marketing."
When asked about his feelings about winning the Early Achievement Extension and Outreach Award, Schulz answered, "I am truly honored. The livestock economics extension program at ISU has a long, storied history that I’m so fortunate to be able to build upon. The award speaks to the opportunity I have to work with the impressive livestock producers and high quality industry organizations here in Iowa and the great collaborations I’ve had with colleagues."
And the most enjoyable part of his job? "Interacting with livestock producers and industry stakeholders."