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Animal Sciences and Industry

Goodband, Robert D.

Goodband, Robert D.Professor/Extension Specialist
253 Weber Hall
Manhattan KS 66506
785-532-7059 fax

Area(s) of Specialization

Swine Nutrition and Management



B.S. , Pennsylvania State University, 1984
M.S. , Kansas State University, 1986
Ph.D. , Kansas State University, 1989

Bio Brief

Dr. Bob Goodband is originally from Walpole, Massachusetts. He graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 1984. He obtained his M.S. (1986) and Ph.D. (1989) in Swine Nutrition at Kansas State University, and then joined the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry. Today, Bob is involved with Teaching (40%), Extension (40%) and Research (20%). He is part of a progressive swine extension/nutrition team with programs focused on developing, evaluating and disseminating the latest information to increase the profitability of pork producers. Bob has played an important role in developing an intensive on-farm research program that has conducted numerous on-farm trials in several states across the U.S. Results of these trials have been published in over 200 refereed journal articles.

Bob's current teaching assignment includes ASI 535, Swine Science and ASI 679, Swine Nutrition. The classes cover the basics of modern, sustainable swine production and nutrition. Bob also advises 40 to 50 undergraduate students each year and has been the major professor for 14 M.S. and five Ph.D. students. Bob enjoys spending time with his family on their small farm outside of Randolph, KS.