Areas of Expertise
I grew up in Durant where I was heavily involved in 4-H and FFA. Showing sheep and cattle contributed to my love of production agriculture, and I chose to earn a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Oklahoma State University. While attending OSU, I worked a part-time job at a feed mill, and that sparked my interests in animal nutrition. I continued my education at South Dakota State University where I earned a master's degree in animal science ruminant nutrition. I worked in the feed industry for eight years before joining the OSU Extension team.
My primary areas of specialty are in cow-calf production and animal nutrition. I focus my efforts on educating producers about research-based information for practical, effective and economical ways of responsible animal production. I coordinate the OSU Cow/Calf Boot Camps and the OSU Cow/Calf Advanced Camp, which offers three days of sessions on the many aspects of cow/calf production. I teach portions of the OSU Master Cattleman’s Course, featuring information on the nutritive value of feeds, alternative feeds and supplementing beef cows. I also teach a nutrition section for the OSU Meat Goat Boot Camp on the production of small ruminants.
I strive to be a lifelong learner and love teaching others about agriculture, especially animal agriculture. I enjoy sharing the importance of production agriculture and how methods supported by research can help producers improve their operations. If you have any questions regarding ruminant nutrition, feel free to let me know!
Programs & Articles
- OSU Cow/Calf Boot Camp
- OSU Advanced Cow/Calf Camp
- OSU Master Cattleman’s Course
- OSU Meat Goat Boot Camp
- Timely Topics