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NPPC Names Science-Technology Director

by 5m Editor
18 February 2008, at 12:41pm

US - The National Pork Producers Council has named Dr. Jennifer Greiner director of science and technology at its Washington DC office.

“Jen will be a great addition to our policy team,” said Kirk Ferrell, NPPC’s vice president for public policy. “She brings a mix of practical knowledge about veterinary science and public policy related to animal agriculture.”

Most recently, Greiner was corporate affairs associate with Elanco Animal Health, working in the areas of government relations and public affairs. As director of cattle health and ID programs for the Indiana State Board of Animal Health, she was involved with regulatory health programs related to animal diseases, and she coordinated the state’s implementation of a premises ID program with the National Animal Identification System.

For two years, Greiner was a practicing veterinarian, working in a swine-exclusive practice, where she conducted herd health analysis and performed diagnostics, and in a small animal practice, where she did routine health exams and diagnostics.

An Iowa native, who grew up on a livestock and grain farm, Greiner received a bachelor’s degree in animal science and a doctoral degree in veterinary medicine from Iowa State University.

“Growing up on a hog farm, working as a swine veterinarian and doing government relations for an animal health company make Jen a tremendous asset to pork producers,” said Ferrell.

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