Justin Waggoner was hired as the Beef Systems Specialist at Kansas State University’s Southwest Area Extension Office in Garden City. Waggoner was raised on his family’s farm in central, Kansas and obtained his Bachelor’s (2000) and Master’s (2001) degrees in Animal Science from Kansas State University. He completed his Doctorate in Ruminant Nutrition at New Mexico State University in 2007 where his work evaluated the impacts of morbidity on performance and profitability in feedlot cattle and nutrient utilization in stressed cattle.
“As a Kansas native, I am excited about the opportunity to serve beef cattle producers and county agents in Southwest Kansas.”
Waggoner hopes to assist beef cattle producers in all sectors of the industry by providing them with information regarding nutritional and management strategies that improve profitability. Waggoner also intends to continue pursuing his research interests regarding the influence of nutrition and management practices on cattle health and performance.
Agam in Kansas - Recently at K-State’s Cattle Feeder College in Sublette, Kansas, we visited with Justin Waggoner, an Extension Beef Specialist; Mike Archibalt, GM of Deseret Cattle Feeders; Mark Cooksey, Marketing Director for Roto-Mix and Scott Bagley, owner of Bagley Performance Horses. Then back on the K-State Wheat Plot Tour, Jim Shroyer and Erick DeWolf discuss how to counter the effects of acid soil. Next Candis Meerpohl interviews 4H’r Erin Bayless at the Shawnee County Spring Show.Closed Captioning Brought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission.summary of the Cattle Feeders College heldin Sublette, KS on May 22, 2014.