Photo: Hormel

Raising a Healthy Turkey

Dr. Michele Kroom (’06)
Michelle Kroom has dedicated her career working with a staff of veterinarians, nutritionists and flock supervisors who visit Jennie-O farms on a weekly basis to make sure those birds stay healthy. “Those research farms are pretty unique to Jennie-O,” Kroom said. “We have the ability to do studies that last a couple of months to see which new feed products show promise. This is an area where there are new technologies coming out all the time.” Kroom has been recently named vice president of animal health and welfare at Jennie-O.