Jerad Jaborek is the Michigan State University Extension Beef Feedlot Systems Educator located in Sanilac County. He is a native of Wisconsin where he grew up on his grandparent’s dairy farm and parents beef farm. He received his B.S. in Animal Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and both his M.S. and Ph.D. in Animal Sciences from The Ohio State University. Jerad’s Ph.D. research focused on dairy beef production and marbling development in beef cattle.