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Corporate Responsibility

Dr. Allen Leman

Defined the link between swine disease and swine production.

In 1974 Dr. Leman, a new University of Minnesota Extension Veterinarian and Dr. Jim Hanson, Director of the College of Veterinary Medicine’s continuing education program initiated a conference to present new information and discuss issues important to the swine industry.

Throughout his career, Dr. Leman worked to define the link between swine disease and swine production. His unwavering dedication to the education of practicing veterinarians was manifested, at least in part, through his leadership of this conference.

Empowering practitioners through Education

Al understood how a university could influence practitioners and empower them to be leaders for the swine industry. It was this approach that established many relationships and best practices throughout the industry.


Thought Leadership that Shaped the Industry.

The Leman Conference and Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award are named in memory of swine industry leader Al Leman, D.V.M., a University of Minnesota veterinarian who was committed to understanding and defining the association of disease and production in swine.

Dr. Leman was dedicated to the education of practicing veterinarians and developed many new production and management technologies for the swine industry.