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Dr. Ellen R. Jordan

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Dr. Ellen R. Jordan
Professor and Extension Dairy Specialist
Texas AgriLife Extension Service
The Texas A&M University System

Dr. Ellen R. Jordan


Area of Expertise
As an Extension Dairy Specialist, Dr. Jordan oversees all aspects of dairy management educational programs for dairy producers in Texas, including nutrition, cow comfort, herd health, and reproduction. She has worked with dairy producers throughout the country troubleshooting herd productivity issues and environmental concerns and has participated in dairy seminars or workshops throughout the United States as well as in Canada, Mexico and the Kyrgyz Republic. Dr. Jordan has authored or coauthored 15 refereed journal articles, over 300 popular press articles, and over 1500 radio programs. In addition, she has edited the proceedings for over 20 technical conferences in reproduction, nutrition and environmental management.


Academic Training

PhD 1981 Oregon State University Nutrition-Reproduction Interactions
MS 1978 Oregon State University Nutrition-Reproduction Interactions
BS 1976 Iowa State University Science/Agricultural Journalism

Professional Experience

1991 - Present Professor and Extension Specialist, Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A & M University System
1981 - 1991 Associate Professor, Department of Animal Science, West Virginia University
1976 – 1981 Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Animal Science, Oregon State University

Honors and Awards
DeLaval Dairy Extension Award, American Dairy Science Association, 2007
Treasurer, American Dairy Science Association, 2004-2006
Director, American Dairy Science Association, 2001-2004
President, American College of Animal Nutrition, 2004-2005
Centennial Honor Roll, The Fraternity of Alpha Zeta, 1997
West Virginia Dairy Cattle Show Honoree, 1991



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