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Jason Banta

Banta, Jason
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.