Payne hired as senior technical poultry consultant
Standard Nutrition Services (SNS) is pleased to announce Jason Payne, Ph.D., has joined the company as a senior technical poultry consultant. In this role, Payne will provide technical services and support to both customers, and the SNS poultry sales team. He will also aide in the development, enhancement, and implementation of the company’s poultry feed programs.
“As we continue to invest in resources that add value to our products and services, we felt the addition of Jason was a key part of our strategy to grow our poultry business,” said Kyle Schuman, a regional manager for SNS. “Our nutrition consulting business has been driven by using a ‘best people, best results’ approach, so adding Jason helps us take our team to another level – especially when it comes to our ability to offer clients the results they expect and deserve.”
Payne brings a diversified, professional background to the position at SNS. This includes prior experience with turkeys, broilers and layers, as well as work in the areas of production, reproduction, feed additives, disease, bone health and genetics.
“I am pleased to join Standard Nutrition Services and look forward to offering technical expertise for our sales staff and the producers we serve,” said Payne, who will be based out of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. “This opportunity was a great fit for me and aligns with my desire to work with a proven company that is committed to long-term growth in the poultry industry.”
Payne received his undergraduate degree in neuroscience from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and his Ph.D. in poultry genetics and parasitology from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. After completing his doctoral studies, he worked as a postdoctoral research associate in the Poultry Science Department at the University of Georgia, where he participated in various research projects regarding the health and nutrition of broilers. Prior to this, he worked as a graduate research assistant and graduate teaching assistant in the same department and was involved in a wide range of research projects involving chickens and turkeys – all while helping assist with poultry science courses for undergraduates. Payne has also presented his research at industry conferences and has had a number of poultry science articles published.
“We are pleased to have Jason join us. His strong scientific background and industry connections are welcome additions to SNS. He will definitely play a key role in our efforts to provide more technical support to our consultants and the many poultry producers we have relationships with, so we are excited to have him get started working with people in the field,” stated Pat Joyce, president of SNS.