- Jason Banta
- Associate Professor & Extension Beef Cattle Specialist
- Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton
- Undergraduate Education
- B.S. in Animal Science, Texas A&M University
- Graduate Education
- M.S. in Animal Science, West Texas A&M University
- Ph.D. in Animal Nutrition, Oklahoma State University
- Director’s Proclamation, For the Success of Operation No Fences
- Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence: System Academic Partnership
- Team Award for Superior Service, Texas Cooperative Extension
- Outstanding Ph.D. Graduate Student, Department of Animal Science, Oklahoma State University
Dr. Jason Banta is an associate professor and Extension beef cattle specialist stationed at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton. He is also a member of the beef cattle section in the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University. Jason earned his bachelor’s degree in animal science from Texas A&M University in 1999, his master’s in animal science from West Texas A&M University in 2002, and his doctorate in animal nutrition with an emphasis on beef cattle nutrition from Oklahoma State University in 2005.
As an Extension beef cattle specialist Banta works with county Extension agents and allied industry personal to develop educational programming for cow-calf and stocker producers in East and Northeast Texas. Banta also works with other AgriLife and A&M faculty to conduct beef cattle research in the areas of ruminant nutrition, cow-calf and stocker management, and animal health. Additionally, he co-coordinates and teaches a Special Topics in Applied Beef Cattle Nutrition course in the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Professional memberships include the American Society of Animal Science, the Plains Nutrition Council, and the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists.