Lee Johnston honored as Outstanding Extension Faculty

Lee Johnston was selected as an Outstanding Extension Faculty at the 2023 UMN Extension Dean’s Distinguished Awards Banquet. Dr. Johnston is a familiar face to pig farmers across Minnesota and has provided decades of valuable nutrition and management research over the years. Congratulations, Dr. Johnston!

Lee Johnston is a progressive leader whose Extension research and educational programming focus on four main areas: improving swine production expertise of producers and professionals; delivering national pork quality assurance and transportation quality assurance training; use of renewable energy in swine production systems; and improving ag literacy of non-farm citizens.

In his 35-year career with Extension, Johnston has exhibited excellence in developing timely, innovative and research-based Extension programming, as well as advising and mentoring graduate students and colleagues. He has published over 140 journal articles, six book chapters, 32 Extension publications, 35 popular press articles, and has been invited to present nationally and internationally more than 50 times. As a leader and engaged participant in his department, Extension and community, he truly is an outstanding faculty member.