Rebuilding Regional Beef Herds-Part I

Stan Bevers
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Stan Bevers is a Professor and Extension Economist for the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Rolling Plains District headquartered in Vernon, Texas. His current programming includes ranch management and analysis, agricultural business plan development and agricultural marketing. Prior to coming to Texas A&M University, he served as vocational agriculture instructor for the Carmen-Dacoma High School in Carmen, Oklahoma for five years. In 1982, he received his BS in Agricultural Education from Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma, and his MS in Agricultural Economics in 1989, from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. In 2000, Secretary of Agriculture, Dan Glickman, recognized him for an Extension risk management program developed. In 1998, he received the Distinguished Extension Program Group Award from the American Agricultural Economics Association. In 1997, he earned the Accredited Farm Manager (AFM) designation from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

John Wenzel
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Dr. John C. Wenzel is a New Mexico native and attended New Mexico State University, graduating with a BS degree in Agriculture in 1982. He attended Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1986 and then joined a mixed practice in the Albuquerque area. In 1987, Dr. Wenzel moved to the Silver City, New Mexico area and joined a rural mixed animal practice. His professional career has concentrated on cow/calf medicine and preventative health programs for livestock producers in southwest New Mexico. In 2006, Dr. Wenzel joined the faculty at NMSU in the Department of Extension Animal Sciences and Natural Resources as the state's first Extension Veterinarian.

Kevin Dhuyvetter
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Dr. Kevin Dhuyvetter is a professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University. His specialty is farm management and marketing. Specifically, he focus much of his attention on leasing and buying land, machinery costs, crop and livestock production economics, marketing, and technology adoption. As a research and extension agricultural economist, Dhuyvetter has authored numerous publications and producer decision tools and was instrumental in the development and implementation of the Ag Econ MAST educational program and the website.

Kevin grew up on a diversified crop and livestock farm in northwest North Dakota and holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in agricultural economics from North Dakota State University, Iowa State University, and Kansas State University, respectively.

Eric Scholljegerdes
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Dr. Eric Scholljegerdes is the Range Animal Nutritionist in the Department of Animal and Range Sciences at New Mexico State University. His area of specialty is cow/calf nutrition with an emphasis on strategic supplementation programs that not only improve cow reproduction and growth but also improve the longevity and growth performance of their offspring. Dr. Scholljegerdes has been with New Mexico State for three years and previous to this, worked as a Research Animal Scientist for the USDA-ARS in North Dakota.