Jennie-O Turkey Store - Director of Technical Services and Live Production Research & Chief Veterinarian
Michelle received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State as well as her Masters in Public Health from University of Iowa in 2006 and went on to receive further poultry health training at the University of Georgia. After completing the Master in Avian Medicine program at UGA, she joined Jennie-O Turkey Store as a staff veterinarian in 2007. She primarily supported the commercial/meat bird production in Minnesota while serving in that role. Michelle was named Director of Technical Services and Live Production Research in 2013. In this current role, she manages Jennie-O Turkey Store's veterinary and nutrition staff who are primarily responsible for ensuring the health and welfare of all of Jennie-O Turkey Store's production.