Tyler Johnson is pursuing his master’s degree in animal science with an emphasis on feedlot nutrition. He is advised by Dr. Alfredo DiCostanzo. His research focuses on the economic benefit of utilizing an integrated crop and livestock system in the Midwest as influenced by corn harvest type.
Tyler was born and raised in Peterson, MN where he grew up on a small beef farm. That is where his passion for working with beef cattle began. Tyler manages the University Feedlot in Rosemount, MN and had a large role in the remodeling of the facility over the last year, which now has the capacity to conduct research in thirty indoor bed-pack style pens. He also helps with University Extension events and was a member of the 2014 Livestock Judging Team.
In his free time, he enjoys showing cattle, helping out on his family farm, and hunting.