4502 Ave I Scottsbluff NE 69361-4939
Jack C. Whittier, PhD Director, University of Nebraska Panhandle District and Panhandle Research and Extension Center Dr. Jack C. Whittier is currently Director of University of Nebraska Panhandle District Panhandle Research and Extension Center and a Professor of Animal Science. He was raised on a diversified livestock and crop farm in Northeastern Utah. He received degrees from Utah State University and the University of Nebraska. He was on faculty at the University of Missouri for 9 years. In 1995 he joined the faculty in Animal Sciences at Colorado State University where he was the State Beef Cattle Extension Specialist. During his career he has been actively involved in applied research of beef cow nutrition and reproduction. He was hired as Director of the Panhandle District of the University of Nebraska in June 2014 and is located in Scottsbluff, NE. Dr. Whittier and his wife, Robynn, have two grown sons. Jack and Robynn also own a small-scale seedstock beef herd to produce SimAngus bulls and replacement heifers.


  • Ph D, University of Nebraska, 1985
  • MS, Utah State University, 1981
  • BS, Utah State University, 1979

icon-documentPublications and Other Intellectual Contributions

  • Synchronization of ovulation using GnRH or hCG with the CO-Synch protocol in suckled beef cows., Journal of animal science, October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2001

icon-business-chartResearch & Grants

  • DryBean Harvest Quality Improvement, Ne Dry Bean Commission, July 2015

icon-bookmark-starAwards & Honors

  • Distinguished Service Award, American Society of Animal Science - Western Section, 2017

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