Kevin Schulz

Kevin
Schulz
Senior Content Specialist,
National Hog Farmer

Kevin Schulz joined National Hog Farmer as a senior content specialist in June 2014 after a long career as the editor of The Land magazine, an agricultural-rural life publication based in Mankato, Minn.

During his tenure at The Land, the publication grew from covering 55 Minnesota counties to encompassing the entire state, as well as 30 counties in northern Iowa. Covering all facets of Minnesota and Iowa agriculture, Schulz was able to stay close to his roots as a southern Minnesota farm boy raised on a corn, soybean and hog finishing farm.

One particular area where he stayed close to his roots is working with the FFA organization.

Covering the FFA programs stayed near and dear to his heart, and he has been recognized for such coverage over the years. He has received the Minnesota FFA Communicator of the Year award, and was honored with the Minnesota Honorary FFA Degree in 2014.

Schulz attended South Dakota State University, majoring in agricultural journalism. He was also a member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity and now belongs to its alumni organization.

His family continues to live on a southern Minnesota farm near where he grew up. He and his wife, Carol, have raised two daughters: Kristi, a 2014 University of Minnesota graduate who is married to Eric Van Otterloo, and Haley, who is attending the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

When not covering the pork industry on behalf of National Hog Farmer readers, Schulz enjoys spending time traveling with family, making it a quest to reach all 50 states — 46 so far — and three countries. He also enjoys reading, music, photography, playing basketball, and enjoying nature and campfires with friends and family.

In his new role, Schulz will be writing and editing stories for National Hog Farmer magazine in addition to covering news for the NationalHogFarmer.com website and National Hog Farmer’s Weekly Preview and Weekly Wrap Up newsletters.

Articles
Opening hog barns to the masses
As biosecurity measures have closed hog barns to the outside world, the consuming public scrutinizes what goes on with the animals inside the barns. To show farmers aren't hiding anything, many are turning to social media open their barns’ doors to the outside world.
Maschhoffs respond to alleged abuse video 1
The Maschhoffs took swift and firm action in the aftermath of the release of an uncover video alleging animal abuse at one of the company's sow farms in Nebraska.
World Pork Expo offers something for everyone
Time is ticking away as organizers and exhibitors are getting ready for World Pork Expo, June 8-10 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, the capital city of the Hawkeye State.
PRRS: Immunity matters
Research has shown that vaccine-derived immunity can help ward off PRRS impact at various levels of viral insult.
2016 Pork Master: Dale Miller
National Hog Farmer first chose Masters of the Pork Industry in 2006, a year after the magazine celebrated its 50th year of publication. Dale Miller wrote four of those initial Masters’ features, as well as many others before he retired as the National Hog Farmer editor in 2013.
Honoring the 2016 Pork Masters
The Masters of the Pork Industry are a very special, handpicked group of pork industry leaders. These are their stories.
2016 Pork Master: Bob Morrison
The Masters of the Pork Industry are a very special, handpicked group of pork industry leaders. These are their stories.
World Pork Expo '16 nearing
World Pork Expo, the world’s largest pork production-focused event in the world, is nearly set to go at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines June 8-10.
Antibiotics: How'd we get here and where do we go?
Antibiotic use on U.S. livestock farms is going to change due consumer perceptions of mis- or overuse, as well as because of the continued growth of antibiotic resistance. How did we get to this point, and where do we go from here? Will livestock producers have to say goodbye to all antibiotics in their operations? The short answer is, no. Animal health experts agree that complete removal of antibiotics would create negative animal welfare issues.
3 key issues for hog producer success
"He who does best is who gets to do it." Tim Loula, DVM from Swine Vet Center, used that quote to bookend a presentation on what hog producers can do to improve their operations.
Tackling antibiotic issue a collaborative effort
Antibiotics are a necessity in today’s livestock and human health care; however, how and to what extent they are used is evolving as concerns arise about overuse in food animals and drug-resistant bacteria in both man and animal.
Can PEDV ride the wave with feed ingredients?
Recently published research shows that porcine epidemic diarrhea virus could survive in feed ingredients during an oceanic voyage, lending a clue to how PEDV first came to U.S. swine herds.
Safety stressed at all times in hog barns
Safety specialists have warned producers of the dangers foaming manure present during pump-out. Iowa producer Leon Sheets says danger is present everyday.
Court cases can be a nuisance for producers
Nuisance lawsuits have become common in hog country, but producers can take measures to prevent their operations from offending neighbors. Producers have even won some court cases.
5 swine pathogens on the radar
Hog herd health is important to the bottom line of the industry, and there are many pathogens out there that it would be best to keep from infecting the U.S. herd. Here are five that are on the radar.
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