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Stephen Pohl



  • Ph.D.—University of Nebraska, Lincoln
    • Biological Systems Engineering, 2000
  • M.S.—South Dakota State University
    • Agricultural Engineering, 1975
  • B.S.—South Dakota State University
    • Agricultural Engineering, 1973

Academic Teaching 

  • AST 423 Rural Structures
  • Guest Speaker for Swine and Dairy Classes

Professional Organizations 


  • Livestock Production Systems
  • Livestock Production Systems Planning
  • Agricultural Structures
  • Ventilation Systems Design
  • Manure Storage Systems
  • Farmstead Planning

Innovative Page Programming 

  • Dairy
  • Beef
  • Swine
  • Sheep

Awards and Honors

  • 1998 American Society of Agricultural Engineers Blue Ribbon
  • Award for Midwest Plan's Swine Nursery Facilities Handbook
  • 1997 South Dakota Honorary Master Pork Producer
  • 1994 Dedicated and Distinguishes Service Award to the swine industry of South Dakota, South Dakota Pork Producers Council
  • 1994 Distinguished Achievement in Extension, SDSU Agricultural Engineering Department
  • 1993 Extension Specialist Association Distinguished Service Award
  • 1991 Gamma Sigma Delta Extension Award

Other Responsibilities 

  • Chair of the Midwest Plan Service Executive Committee
  • Co-authoring revised Pork Industry Handbook Fact Sheet Space Requirements for Swine
  • Trained Land O' Lakes Farmland employees covering the principals of ventilation and genetic potential of growing and finishing swine. Fall 2001


  • Environmental Effects on Growing Swine Performance, SDSU Swine Research Report 2001
  • Thermal Environmental Effects and Group Size on Growing Swine immune Status, SDSU Swine Research Report 2001
  • Scan-AirTM: The air quality evaluation kit, International Winter Meeting of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, MI.
  • Scan-AirTM Handbook: "The users guide to hands-on air management", Rural Technologies, Brookings, SD
  • Electronic environmental monitoring equipment for swine production facilities, National Pork Producers Council, Des Moines, IA. Unpublished Report.
  • Swine Nursery Facility Handbook, 1st Edition, Midwest Plan Service, Iowa State University. Ames, IA.
  • Remodeling ideas for farrowing facilities, Pork Industry Handbook. Purdue University. West Lafayette, IN.
  • Troubleshooting swine ventilation systems. Pork Industry Handbook. Purdue University. West Lafayette, IN.
  • Environmental effects on growing swine performance and immune status with comparisons between predicted and actual growth. Unpublished dissertation. University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Lincoln, NE.
  • Thermal environmental effects and group size on growing swine performance. American Association of Swine Practitioners Annual Meeting. St. Louis, MO.
  • Scan-AirTM, The hands-on air management kit. Proceeding of the 27th Annual Meeting of the Association of Swine Practitioners. Des Moines, IA. pp 63-64.
  • Reversing hairpin gutters: what's the problem? Pork 94.
  • Remodel your breeding facility for productivity. Pork 94.
  • The perils of pit ventilation. Pork 94.
  • Remodeling an MOF: is it worth it? Pork 94.
  • Your swine operation: is it time for a checkup? Pork 95.
  • Converting from farrowing house to nursery. Pork 95.
  • Troubleshooting your ventilation woes. Pork 95.
  • Facility tips to improve sow productivity. Pork 95.
  • Key Building design considerations for new and remodeled swine buildings. Proceedings: Making Swine Buildings a Safer Place to Work. National Pork Producers Council. Des Moines, IA. pp 118-134.