Dan Larson, Ph.D.
Dr. Larson was raised on a diverse hay and beef cattle operation in northwestern Minnesota. The family farm focused on purebred cattle, in addition to back-grounding calves. This upbringing instilled a passion for the beef industry, which led to a Master's degree from North Dakota State University in ruminant nutrition focusing on feedlot nutrition while managing the university feedlot for four years. At the University of Nebraska, Dr. Larson received a Ph.D. in applied reproductive physiology with an emphasis on nutritional programs to improve reproduction in cow/calf production. With experience in cow/calf and feedlot operations, both large and small, Dr. Larson has a unique perspective of the beef industry that can easily be applied to animal production.