Award Winner Detail

Award: ASAS Fellow: Extension Category
Univeristy: University of Nebraska
Year: 2019
Section Awarded: National

Jack C. Whittier, ASAS Fellow: Extension Category

Sponsored by: American Society of Animal Science

Dr. Jack C. Whittier, a 36-year member and 6-year board member of the ASAS, was raised on a livestock and crop farm in Utah and received B.S. and M.S. degrees from Utah State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska. For 28 years, he was an Extension Beef Cattle Specialist at the University of Missouri and later at Colorado State University, focused on beef cow nutrition and reproduction. Since 2014, Jack has been Director of the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center. Dr. Whittier has given several hundred presentations to producer audiences and initiated the Colorado Ranch Practicum, Colorado Nutrition Roundtable, Robert Taylor Memorial Beef Symposium, CSU Beef Team, and AI training schools. He also provided support and leadership for the CSU Integrated Resource Management Program, Western Beef Committee’s Cow/calf Management Guide, Colorado Animal Identification Task Force, eXtension Beef Community of Practice, and Range Beef Cow Symposium.

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