Schulz promoted to professor

Lee Schulz, CARD economist and Extension livestock economist, has been promoted from associate professor to professor. Schulz earned his PhD in economics from Kansas State University in 2012 and joined Iowa State University's Department of Economics as an assistant professor that same year. He was then promoted to associate professor in 2018.

Schulz has received several accolades for his work, including the Dean Lee R. Kolmer Award for Excellence in Applied Research in 2023, the Superior Service Award from the Livestock Marketing Information Center in 2021, and the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association's prestigious Distinguished Extension/Outreach Program Award for an individual with less than 10 years’ experience in 2018.

His integrated Extension, research, and teaching program provides leadership in the study of, and educational programming for, critical problems facing the livestock and meat industry, including marketing and risk management, agricultural and trade policies, animal health, and production and management issues.

He regularly collaborates with Farm Management Extension, the Iowa Pork Industry Center, the Iowa Beef Center, and industry stakeholders and producers, and he frequently authors articles for Wallaces Farmer. His outreach has been shown to have a large impact--in April of 2020, Iowa State's Office of Strategic Relations and Communications noted that he was one of three CARD faculty members that had a combined media reach of 1.7 billion people over a fourteen day span.

(Released April 2024)