Jason Warner, Ph.D.
Extension Cow-Calf Specialist, Department of Animal Sciences and Industry, Kansas State University
Dr. Jason M. Warner is a faculty member in the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry at Kansas State University as an assistant professor and Extension cow-calf specialist. His objective is to help support the mission of the land grant system by serving people through Extension and research as part of the K-State beef Extension team. Warner’s specific focus is to help provide leadership for state Extension beef programming efforts, disseminate information to the industry, collaborate with allied industry personnel and stakeholders, conduct applied cow-calf systems research, and serve as a point of resource for area specialists and county Extension agents.
Part-Owner/Manager, Dalebanks Angus
Matt Perrier is part-owner and manager of Dalebanks Angus. He and his wife, Amy, have five children and reside near Eureka, KS. Matt graduated from Kansas State University in 1996 and worked for eight years in various marketing and PR positions within the beef community, including the American Angus Association from 1997 till 2004. They returned to Eureka in 2004. Dalebanks was settled by Matt’s ancestors in 1867, and they have raised registered Angus since 1904. They market roughly 200 bulls annually, plus raise corn, wheat, soybeans and cover-crops for livestock feed and grazing. Matt also produces a weekly podcast, Practically Ranching. Matt is a past-president of the Beef Improvement Federation and Kansas Livestock Association. Amy works part-time as a Physical Therapist and is a beef advocate, in addition to her ranch and family duties.
Meat Pilot Plant Manager, Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center at Oklahoma State University
Joel is a native of South Louisiana and has worked in higher education since 2009. He has worked as a plant manager and instructor associated with University Meat Labs. Joel’s current role with the Food and Agricultural Products Center at Oklahoma State gives him the opportunity to work with food industry professionals focusing on training and product development. He currently resides in Stillwater, Oklahoma with his wife, Lauren, and two children.
Kevin Cain, DVM
Director of Technical Services, Multimin
Kevin Cain, DVM grew up in Miller, SD, where he was heavily invovled with his family’s cow/calf and grain farm. This influenced Dr. Cain to develop a great passion and dedication for beef cattle production. After graduating in 2006, from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Kevin returned to Miller, SD where he purchased a mixed animal practice that he owned and operated for 13 years. While in practice, his primary focus was cow/calf, feedlot, and background cattle production. Kevin loves working with cattle producers in reproduction and artifical insemination. In 2017, Kevin sold his practice to expand his opportunites and pursue a career in the industry. In December of 2018, Kevin joined Multimin as the Director of Technical Services. Kevin now resides in Manhattan, KS.
Livestock Economist – University of Missouri
Scott is an associate extension professor at the University of Missouri’s Division of Applied Social Sciences and interim Rural and Farm Finance Policy Analysis Center director. Over the past three decades, he has worked extensively on agricultural policy for U.S. Congress and the Missouri Legislature. You can hear his livestock-focused market outlook weekly on Brownfield Ag News’ weekly livestock update, and he writes monthly columns for the Missouri Ruralist and Hoard’s Dairymen. Scott received his Ph.D. in agricultural economics from the University of Missouri and grew up on a diversified farm in Northwest Missouri.