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Ben J. Drescher

Food and Feed Quality and Safety Extension Specialist Economic Development Core Facility
1805 Collaboration Place, Suite 2300
Ames, IA  50010 


Food Safety and Quality


M.S., Agricultural Science Murray State University
B.S., Ag Education Iowa State University


Ben spent 9 years as the Animal Science Farms Director at Iowa State University, managing 25 full time staff with 7 direct reports and 150 student employees. The Animal Science Farms consist of 9 different locations and $6 million in annual business. Prior to working at Iowa State, Ben was in the swine industry where he oversaw 150,000 finishing spaces in central Iowa working with 35 independent contract growers.
Serving CIRAS from 2023.