Brad Bennett grew up on a purebred Simmental cattle operation in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Growing up, he was heavily involved in 4-H and FFA programs which culminated in the opportunity to attend Butler Community College in El Dorado, KS to compete on the livestock judging team. Brad was a member of the 2008-2009 National Champion Team at Butler while completing an Associates in Agribusiness. He then transferred to Kansas State University to pursue a Bachelors in Animal Science while competing on the 2010 Reserve National Champion Livestock Judging Team. Brad began work on a Masters in Ruminant Nutrition with a focus in protein supplementation of cows during winter. While completing his Masters, Brad returned to Butler Community College to teach courses in Animal Science. Agriculture Economics, and Current Issues while being an assistant coach for the livestock judging team. Brad joined UNL in August of 2013 as the Livestock Judging Coach and Extension Educator for Youth Livestock Programs. He currently teaches Introductory Animal Science and Industry. Livestock Evaluation, and Meat Animal Evaluation while having an extension program based around livestock evaluation and livestock production management. Brad and his wife, Maddie have one son, Easton.
- MS, Kansas State University, 2013
- BS, Kansas State University, 2011
icon-bookmark-starAwards & Honors
- Certificate of Recognition for Contributions to Students, UNL Parents Association, 2018