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Meet the Beef Team

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Beef Cattle Nutrition

Alfredo DiCostanzo
Professor and Extension Animal Scientist
Department of Animal Science, St. Paul Campus
Tel: 612-624-1272 / Email:

Feedlot Management

Nicole Kenney
Assistant Extension Professor, Feedlot Nutrition and Management
Mid-Central Research and Outreach Center, Willmar, MN
Tel: 320-235-0726 ext. 2009 / Email:

Meat Science, Beef Quality and Safety

Ryan Cox
Assistant Professor and Extension Meats Scientist
Department of Animal Science, St. Paul Campus
Tel: 612-624-3063 / Email:

Cow/Calf Management

Eric Mousel
Assistant Extension Professor, Cow/Calf Specialist
U of M Extension Regional Office, Grand Rapids, MN
Tel: 218-327-4490 / Email:

Grazing and Forage Management

Russ Mathison
Research Fellow and Forage Agronomist
North Central Research & Outreach Center, Grand Rapids, MN
Tel: 218-327-4352 / Email:

Dairy/Beef Management

Hugh Chester-Jones
Professor, Dairy and  Beef Production Systems
Southern Research and Outreach Center, Waseca, MN
Tel: 507-837-5618 / Email:

County Extension Educators

Brenda Miller
Todd County
Tel: 320-732-4435 / Email:

Howard Person
Marshall and Pennington Counties
Tel: 218-683-7030 / Email:

Troy Salzer
Carlton County
Tel: 218-384-3511 / Email:

Jim Stordahl
Clearwater and Polk Counties
Tel: 218-563-2465 / Email:

Outreach Center Operations

Scott Bird
Junior Scientist
North Central Research & Outreach Center, Grand Rapids, MN

Graduate Students

Christina Fehrman (MS)

Alex Hohertz (MS)

Haley Larson (PhD)

Megan Nelson (MS)

Katie Nenn (MS)

Chris Zellmer (MS)

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