Lynn Knipe is responsible for processed meats extension programs in Ohio and conducting research related to the quality and safety of processed meat products. Lynn has a B.S. degree in Agriculture from Ohio State University, and a Ph.D. in Animal Science, from Iowa State University. Following graduate school, Lynn was a Food Scientist at Hillshire Farm & Company, New London, Wisconsin. He returned to ISU as an assistant professor, with the Meat Export Research Center at Iowa State University, and in 1997, returned to OSU in his current position. He has been actively involved in assisting meat processors in Ohio and conducting a variety of meats extension programs related to labeling, food safety, process control and meat processing.