2016 J.W. Burch State Specialist: Joseph Zulovich
Joseph Zulovich has been with the University of Missouri for 23 years, with a primary research focus on livestock housing systems and agricultural structures. Zulovich also has a specialization in manure handling systems.
He provides leadership and technical material development for several extension program areas, including livestock facilities and systems for the swine, dairy and beef industries. He addresses several facility areas such as functional planning, ventilation design and structural design.
Zulovich teaches an agricultural and industrial structures course, as well as an agricultural systems management capstone course. He is a member of the American Society of Biological and Agriculture Engineers, and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers.
"From an extension co-worker's perspective, Joe Zulovich has two personal traits critical to success," said Joe Horner, extension associate - dairy and beef, agricultural economics. "First, Joe brings a lifetime's worth of personal experience dealing with farm issues and farm personalities. Second, Joe has a methodical, back-to-basics engineering approach to every complicated problem. His process orientation brings a necessary logic and flow to discussions, presentations and publications."
Joe's attention to detail and his ability to bring practical application to engineering makes him valuable to regional specialists, Missouri agriculture, and national issues. His focus has been to provide the best science-based information that is both economically viable for producers and environmentally sound. He recognizes the agricultural industry's need for providing facility designs that promote animal welfare and well-being.
Robert R. Broz, extension assistant professor, agricultural engineering, and water quality program director