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About Jay D. Harmon

Dr. Harmon worked cooperatively with Dr. Xin in the development of the Livestock Environment and Animal Physiology (LEAP) Laboratory, a state-of-the-art energetics lab that has been used to evaluate heat and moisture production from early weaned pigs and poultry. Other projects include the investigation of emergency carcass composting procedures, evaluation of outdoor air quality associated with deep-bedded hoop systems for swine production, biofilter effectiveness for odor control and evaluation of swine and beef performance while housed in deep-bedded hoop systems. He also is involved in a project with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences on a deep-bedded swine project near Beijing.


Present Interim Associate Dean, Iowa State University Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Present Professor-in-charge, MidWest Plan Service, Iowa State University

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Honors and Awards

  • American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Fellow (2011)
  • ASABE Henry Giese Structures and Environment Award (2011)
  • ASABE Presidential Distinguished Service Award (2010)
  • ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean’s Citation for Extraordinary Contributions to the College (2009)

Contact Information

4333 Elings Hall
605 Bissell Rd
Ag & Biosystems Engineering
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011


Biological and Process Engineering and Technology (4)

Animal Production Systems Engineering (68)