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Animal Sciences and Industry

Farney, Jaymelynn

Associate Professor / Extension SpecialistNo Image


B.S. , Kansas State University, 2007
M.S. , Oklahoma State University, 2009
Ph.D. , Kansas State University, 2012
    Jaymelynn Farney grew up in Fort Sumner, New Mexico, where her family had a cow-calf operation. Jaymelynn was very active in 4-H and FFA and because of this after graduating high school she went to El Dorado, KS, to be a member of the livestock judging team at Butler Community College. She completed her A.S. in agriculture degree and then continued her education at Kansas State University in Animal Science. Jaymelynn then went to Oklahoma State University to complete her M.S. in Ruminant Nutrition with an emphasis on receiving calf management. She then returned to Kansas State University to complete her PhD in Ruminant Nutrition, using the dairy cow as the model for how inflammation impacts production.
     Jaymelynn is focusing her applied research programs on dealing with issues pertaining to Southeast Kansas cattle producers. Subsequently, she plans on researching fescue management, heifer and bull development programs, and stocker/backgrounding management systems. Jaymelynn is using her extension appointment to provide producers with knowledge of new technologies, feeds, and management strategies to improve efficiency of production in both cow-calf and stocker/backgrounder operations.
     Jaymelynn lives in Southeast Kansas with her husband, Garet, and works at the Southeast Agricultural Research Center in Parsons.