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Grazing for Change Speaker: Dr. Jason Rowntree Michigan State University Department of Animal Science

Jason Rowntree, animal science department, holistic managementDr. Jason Rowntree, MSU Extension Service in Range Science and Cattle Management: Jason specializes in the development of low-cost, low-input beef production systems. As Faculty Coordinator of Lake City Experiment Station, his research and extension focuses on forage utilization of grazing beef cattle, extending the grazing season and forage-finished beef. Another facet of his work is to improve economics of small and medium size beef producers through local and regional beef production and distribution system development. Jason has also worked to develop holistic approaches to beef cattle and white-tail deer management through selective forage plot establishment, hay feeding and fencing strategies.