Mike Siemens Joins Protect The Harvest Board

Dr. Mike Siemens Joins Protect The Harvest’s Board of Directors

Mike Siemens, Ph.D.

Dr. Siemens was raised on a diversified farming operation in Northern Indiana. Dr. Siemens obtained his B.S. from Purdue University and his M.S. & PhD from the University of Missouri.

Following his time at the University of Missouri Dr. Siemens took a tenured faculty position with the University of Wisconsin as their State Beef Cattle Specialist. Following his 10 years at the University of Wisconsin he then took a position with Smithfield Foods, Inc. as their Director of Integrated Meat Technology where he was responsible for animal welfare oversight.

In 2006, Dr. Siemens and his family moved to Wichita, Kansas where he joined Cargill as their Global Leader – Animal Welfare and Husbandry. In this role, Dr. Siemens oversaw all animal welfare efforts for the Global meat businesses.

In 2017, Dr. Siemens joined Arrowsight Inc. as their Sr Vice President – Global Animal Welfare Officer where he works with major food companies to help them enhance their efforts in the areas of animal welfare and husbandry.

Dr. Siemens is or has been a member of the Animal Welfare Committees for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, National Pork Board, and the North American Meat Institute where he was a past committee chairman. Dr. Siemens has been a member of the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef and also advised the US and Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef. He currently serves or has served on numerous animal welfare advisory boards in North America for companies and organizations in the animal protein industry.

Dr. Siemens is married to Dr. Angie Siemens, Cargill Vice President – Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory. They have one son Nicholas, a student at Kansas State University.

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