DeRouchey, Joel

DeRouchey, Joel
Professor/State Extension Leader
222 Weber Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-7059 fax

Area(s) of Specialization

Swine Nutrition and Management


B.S. , South Dakota State University, 1997
M.S. , Kansas State University, 1999
Ph.D. , Kansas State University, 2001

Bio Brief

Dr. Joel DeRouchey grew up on a diversified purebred swine, cattle and sheep operation in Pukwana, S.D. He graduated with his bachelor's in Animal Science from South Dakota State University in 1997 and his M.S. (1999) and Ph.D. (2001) in Swine Nutrition from Kansas State University. He was hired in 2001 as the Northeast Livestock Extension Specialist for Kansas State University. In 2004, Joel moved to the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry as a Livestock Nutrition and Environmental Management Specialist and with a 40% Extension, 40% Research, and 20% Teaching appointment. Currently, he is a full professor and State Animal Science Extension Program Leader and has a 50% Extension and 50% Research appointment.

A brief listing of Joel’s Extension and Research interests involve:

  • Mentor and train swine nutrition graduate students.
  • Conducting applied swine nutrition and management research.
  • Provide environmental information to livestock producers for regulatory and manure management compliance.
  • Coordinate youth swine activities to increase swine industry knowledge and awareness of career opportunities in swine production.

Joel is the faculty coordinator for ASI 890 and ASI 990 Graduate Student Monogastric Seminar, and is a guest lecturer in ASI 535 Swine Science. He formerly taught ASI 320 Principles of Feeding. Joel works with a productive applied swine nutrition team that maintains approximately 12 MS and PhD students. He has co-authored 238 refereed journal papers, 484 abstracts and 709 extension publications and field day reports and a co-advisor or active committee member for 86 MS and PhD graduate programs. In 2018 Joel was named the National ASAS Outstanding Extension Specialist and received the North Central Region Excellence in 4-H Volunteerism Award. He was also recognized in 2010 by South Dakota State University as a Distinguished Young Alumni. Joel and his wife, Julene, have three children — James, Jenna and Jacob. They enjoy K-State football tailgating, 4-H activities, youth livestock exhibitions and currently live on a small farm near Wamego, KS.