Brittney Bullard is a Ph.D. student in the meat science program at Colorado State University. She was raised in Santa Maria, CA, and her first introduction to agriculture was through 4-H showing beef cattle and other livestock. She currently lives in Wellington, CO, with her husband where they have found a love for Northern Colorado and hope to raise a family. She received her Bachelor's of Science in Animal Science from Cal Poly as well as a Master’s degree in Animal Sciences from Colorado State University. Her research focuses on pathogen reduction in beef systems as well as improving beef quality. She hopes during her graduate and professional careers she can make an impact on the beef industry in Colorado as well in the rest of the country to live out W.D. Farr’s legacy of improving the industry and mentoring young leaders of the future.