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Livestock Researchers

Jaymelynn Farney

Jaymelynn Farney is an assistant professor in the Animal Sciences and Industry Department at K-State. As a beef systems specialist, Dr. Farney is part of the K-State team on the Great Plains Grazing Project, researching the resilience and vulnerability of beef cattle production in the Southern Great Plains under changing climate, land use, and markets. Among other subjects, she studies cover crops and forage production for the project.

Dr. Farney received her Bachelor of Science degree from K-State in 2007, and her Master’s Degree from Oklahoma State University in 2009. She returned to K-State for her Ph.D. studies, where she earned her doctorate in 2012. 

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Justin Waggoner

Justin Waggoner is an associate professor and extension specialist in the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry at K-State whose work examines the influence of nutrition and management practices on cattle health and performance. Dr. Waggoner is part of the Great Plains Grazing project as a beef systems specialist, studying the resilience and vulnerability of beef cattle production in the Southern Great Plains under changing climate, land use, and markets. His work specifically focuses on topics such as nutrition and supplementation, ammoniation of forages, and the nutrition and management of early-weaned calves.

A native of Kansas, Dr. Waggoner attended KSU for his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Animal Science. He received his Ph.D. in Ruminant Nutrition from New Mexico State University.

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