Ole Cleveland

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Title: Associate Professor
Department: Animal Science

Office: Bremer Hall 111C
Phone: 319-296-2320 ext. 1414

Hawkeye Community College
Bremer Hall 111C
1501 East Orange Rd
PO Box 8015
Waterloo, IA 50704-8015



The animal science industry has always been a major player in Ole Cleveland’s life. As young person, Ole grew-up on a sizable diversified livestock farm in North Central Iowa. During those early formative years, he developed a compassion for the livestock industry; actually, his earlier postsecondary education was pre-veterinary study. It wasn’t until later did he decide that agricultural education rather than veterinary science was a better fit; however, the compassion for animals has never changed. Today, as an experienced teacher, he still has that compassion and desire for the animal industry and is involved with the cattle industry — having raised registered Simmental cattle for 35 years.

Ole has been a leader in the Animal Science program and Veterinary Assisting program at Hawkeye Community College since 2005.

Prior to Hawkeye, Ole taught high school agricultural education at Ackley Geneva School District, was a district sales manager for NK seeds (Syngenta USA), and taught Agri Business at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC).

Ole’s postsecondary education is from Iowa State University with a BS in Agriculture Education.

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