Extension Swine Educator
Steve Nichols has dedicated his life to the education of swine and livestock producers in the state of Indiana. For over 30 years, his work emphasized the economic development for pork producers and the Agriculture Associations and fair boards across the state. He led the development of the emergency addressing system for rural areas to ensure that responders are better prepared for any emergency that might occur in Carroll County. He has served on countless state and national swine boards. A true leader and community advocate, Steve has received the Sagamore of the Wabash Award, which is the highest honor the Governor can bestow on a civilian of Indiana.
Steve has also served as a leader in the swine industry as a breeder of Duroc hogs. The hogs that he has produced have won several county and state fairs across the nation. He started raising Duroc hogs as a youth and continued while receiving his B.S. and M.S. at Purdue University and was a member of the Livestock Judging Team.
With livestock judging as a passion, Steve is now one of the most well known swine judges in the country. He has judged swine in almost every state and every major show in the nation. He is known for his great work with the youth and his fair evaluations of the livestock.
In 2006, Steve retired from the Purdue Extension Service, but continues to work closely with swine producers on their comprehensive nutrient management plans for confinement operations.
Congratulations and thank you to Steve Nichols for your influence on the knowledge, integrity and skill of numerous Indiana swine breeders.