Company News: DNA and Lallemand

May 29, 2018 09:00 AM
DNA Genetics adds Jason Schneider to its technical team, and Lallemand offers scholarships for the fourth year.

DNA Genetics Adds Jason Schneider to Technical Service team
DNA Genetics is pleased to announce Jason Schneider, Ph.D has joined the technical service team.

In his new role, Schneider will be responsible for providing on-farm trouble shooting and technical support to DNA customers.

Jason Schneider
Jason Schneider

Schneider earned his Ph.D. degree from Kansas State University, master’s degree from Oklahoma State University, and bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University. 

“We are very excited to add to Jason to our outstanding technical team,” said John Sonderman, DNA Genetics Business Leader of Multiplication and Technical Services. “Jason brings a wealth of knowledge and valuable real-world experience in swine nutrition and technical service. We believe he will be instrumental in helping create value for our customers.”

Schneider was most recently the swine nutritionist for a large production system in Iowa.  In that role, he oversaw the creation of an internal nutrition program which included diet formulations, management of their internal and external feed mill operations, and coordination with live production to meet key performance goals. Prior to that, he worked in a swine nutrition and technical service role for a national feed supplier where he directed the nutrition program of various accounts consisting of 200,000 sows.

Schneider lives in Waverly, Iowa with his wife, Kati. In his spare time he enjoys working on the family farm, wood working, hunting and fishing.

Lallemand Animal Nutrition Offers Scholarships for Fourth Year
For the fourth consecutive year, Lallemand Animal Nutrition will offer Lallemand Forward Scholarships for students pursuing degrees in agriculture. The scholarship program is available to students in the United States, Mexico and Canada. The 2018 program offers: three $2,500 undergraduate scholarships, one $3,000 master’s program scholarship and one $3,000 doctoral scholarship.

“In the last three years of our scholarship program, we received an outstanding number of applicants with a strong passion for the industry,” says Jeff Ast, Commercial Director, Lallemand Animal Nutrition, Americas. “Our continued investment into the program is driven by our company goals of enhancing knowledge and production practices, while continuing to help drive the animal agriculture industry forward.”

The requirements for undergraduate students to apply are:

  • Must be a full-time student, pursuing a four-year degree in an agricultural program
  • Hold junior status or higher (minimum of 60 credit hours)
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent
  • Submit a résumé, transcripts and a 500-word essay on the topic: Describe a current issue in the animal agriculture industry and offer your solution.

The requirements for master’s and doctoral students to apply are:

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited master’s or Ph.D. program in animal or agricultural sciences or related field
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent
  • Submit a résumé, transcripts, synopsis of current work/project and a 500-word essay on the topic: Describe a current issue in the animal agriculture industry and offer your solution.

The scholarships will be awarded at the beginning of the fall 2018 semester. A more inclusive look into the scholarship guidelines can be found here:

Undergraduate Guidelines

Master’s Guidelines

Ph.D. Guidelines

“Lallemand Animal Nutrition is committed to optimizing animal performance and well-being with specific natural microbial product and service solutions,” the company said in a news release. “Lallemand Forward encompasses the specifically chosen service solutions that enhance people, knowledge and production practices.”

All scholarship submissions are due to Lauren Kasten at by Friday, August 3, 2018. For questions regarding the scholarship, contact Lauren Kasten.


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