Colorado Cattlemen's Association has bestowed an honorary life membership on Jack Whittier, Ph.D., during the 2014 Protein Producer Summit.

Colorado Cattlemen's Association has bestowed an honorary life membership on Jack Whittier, Ph.D., during the 2014 Protein Producer Summit.

Whittier has served the beef industry exceptionally well as a professor and Extension Beef Specialist for Colorado State University. His passion for teaching and mentoring young producers is unequaled. He has spent his career promoting agriculture, and specifically the beef industry, to countless students. Additionally, Whittier has committed his time and resources to provide outreach to, and involvement in, Colorado's beef-producing community.

Whittier joined the faculty of the Animal Science Department at Colorado State University in February of 1995. During his tenure, he held joint appointments with extension and research; allowing him to meet the needs of cattle producers and students. Much of his research has dealt with reducing costs associated with producing beef through improved use of forage management.


Whittier has served in a very important capacity on the Colorado Ranching Legacy Program which serves to educate new ranchers, and helps them to become successful in many areas of the beef-production industry.

Whittier has been very active in Colorado Cattlemen's Association, serving as speaker in committees, on educational panels, and as a longtime participant in the Beef Improvement committee. He has recently accepted the position of Research and Extension Director for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research and Extension Center and Panhandle Extension District. Colorado Cattlemen's Association appreciates his many years of leadership and proudly honors Jack Whittier as an honorary life member.