Jaymelynn Farney grew up in New Mexico on a cow-calf operation and came to Kansas after graduating high school on a livestock judging scholarship to Butler Community College. She fell in love with the state and people of Kansas. She earned her bachelor’s in animal science from Kansas State University before going to Oklahoma State University for her master’s with high risk receiving cattle.
In 2009, Jaymelynn came back to Kansas State University for her doctoral and was hired as the beef systems specialist within the Animal Science Department of Kansas State University housed at the Southeast Research and Extension Center in Parsons. Jaymelynn’s extension and research endeavors have focused on practical cattle management strategies with predominant focus on using annual forages for cattle. Other areas of interest include cow-calf nutrition on tame grasses, stocker management on tame grasses and tallgrass native prairie.