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 website and National Hog Farmer’s Weekly Preview and Weekly Wrap Up newsletters.

Lethargy in pigs and neonatal mortality have been attributed to Senecavirus A.
Stay vigilant on Senecavirus
Hog producers are encouraged to closely monitor their pigs for signs of Senecavirus A, symptoms that closely resemble those of foot and mouth disease. If such symptoms appear, tests need to rule out FMD.
Ag agrees that TPP will be beneficial, is needed 1
One thing that ag commodity leaders agree on is that the Trans-Pacific Partnership will be a boon for U.S. agriculture.
Day 2: Allen D. Leman Swine Conference
The University of Minnesota, Allen D. Leman Swine Conference is an annual educational event for the global swine industry. It is internationally acclaimed for bringing science-driven solutions to the complex challenges facing the industry.
Day 1: Allen D. Leman Swine Conference

The University of Minnesota, Allen D. Leman Swine Conference is an annual educational event for the global swine industry. It is internationally acclaimed for bringing science-driven solutions to the complex challenges facing the industry. 

Pittman receives Science in Practice award
Jeremy Pittman, veterinarian with Smithfield, was named the 2015 recipient of the Science in Practice award presented at the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference.
Nutrition Conference: Responding to Societal Concerns in Animal Nutrition
The 76th annual Minnesota Nutrition Conference delved into the latest research, information and best practices in livestock nutrition, with presentations divided into ruminant, non-ruminant and equine. The conference included 21 presentations by speakers representing industry, government and academia from across the county, eight University of Minnesota research updates and one round-table with five equine industry exports.
Hydrogen sulfide the invisible killer in hog manure
As fall harvest nears, hog producers will be preparing to empty their manure pits. Producers need to be conscious of the dangers that lurk in the form of hydrogen sulfide that has claimed at least four lives this year.
Japan a mature, but growing market for U.S. pork
A U.S. Meat Export Federation trade team saw firsthand the opportunities for U.S. agricultural products in the Japanese marketplace.
Pyburn to lead Pork Board Science and Technology
Dave Pyburn took over Sept. 8 as the National Pork Board's senior vice president of science and technology, replacing Paul Sundberg who became executive director of the newly formed Swine Health Information Center.
Effects of gestational heat stress linger for generations
Heat stress suffered while gilts are in gestation has long-lasting effects on the performance of the gilts themselves, but also the performance of their offspring, and even further down in the gilts’ lineage.
Lawsuit involving Pork Checkoff revived
A District of Columbia district court has revived a once-dismissed lawsuit concerning the Pork Checkoff, specifically the "Pork. The Other White Meat" trademarked slogan.
Heat stress causes hog producers to sweat
Sweltering heat of summer can have a large impact on the U.S. hog industry. Though the hogs themselves do not sweat, the producers will as heat stress makes a large economic dent in productivity.
PEDV viability in feed ingredients researched
Updated: An evaluation of viability of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus in individual feed ingredients in swine diets was recently studied by Pipestone Applied Research and the South Dakota State University’s Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory.
Retail pork prices expected to decline
Retail pork prices are expected to fall another 3% to 4% this year, according to the USDA’s monthly Food Price Index report released June 25.
A natural alternative that fights scouring in piglets

Diverse fronts are meeting head-on in hog production — increasing consumer pressure to limit or ban the use of antibiotics in food-producing animals and hog producers faced with the reality of battling stress-induced gastrointestinal disorders in young pigs that cause diarrhea, morbidity and mortality. As a result, producers suffer economic loss.

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