Whitney Crossland

    Whitney L. Crossland

    I am the product of two hard working agriscience teachers 
    from Denton, TX, who started a herd of Red Angus cattle 
    together the year I was born. Through savings and 
    investments, the profitability of the herd eventually helped 
    pay for my bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University. 
    Now, 30 years later, my husband and I have branched off 
    with our own small herd of Red Angus cattle as we strive to 
    continue this legacy for our own daughter. My graduate  studies have focused on the feeding application of ethanol by-products and the effects of commercial feed additives on the ruminant microbiome. In the last 10 years, I’ve worn many hats: wife, mother, ranch-hand, researcher, laboratory coordinator, agriscience teacher, livestock pharmaceutical sales-woman, nutritionist, marketing coordinator and volunteer. I plan to use the scholarship for international travel and gain a more global understanding of our role as beef producers.