Former Fellows


Dr. Don Orr
President, JBS United, Inc.

Don Orr is President of JBS United, Inc. JBS (formerly United Feeds) is a nutrition technology-based company involved in premix/base mix feed production and marketing, enzyme and probiotic marketing, swine production, and grain storage and marketing. Founded in 1956, JBS United operates six premix/base mix feed plants in the U.S, along with a joint venture at Qingdao, China. Don has served as Corporate President since 1997, and led its Nutrition Division from 1997 to 2007. From 1984 to 2002, Don headed the company's R&D program. Since 1993, he has led JBS United in marketing products in Asia.

Don received his B.S. in Animal Science from Purdue, an M.S. in Animal Husbandry from Penn State, and PhD in Animal Husbandry (swine nutrition) and the Institute of Nutrition from Michigan State.

Don has been an invited speaker at swine meetings in 18 states, as well as Asia, Europe, Brazil, Canada and Mexico. Don was recognized as a Distinguished Agricultural Alumnus by Purdue University and is the recipient of the "Old Masters" Recognition. In 2006, Don was named Distinguished Animal Science Alumnus at Penn State University. Don was also selected as one of the 25 Pacesetters for the '90's by Hogs Today magazine.

Presentation titles:
"The Importance of Leadership and Communication Skills in the Animal Science Industry"
"Leadership Needed to Succeed at Your First Job"
"Leadership Qualities Needed for Research and Industry"



Don Orr