Jesse Bussard

Jesse R. Bussard is a Pennsylvania cowgirl currently living in Kentucky to attend graduate school. Her family owns a small cow-calf operation in south central Pennsylvania where they raise cross-bred beef cattle and sell beef locally. Jesse grew up showing livestock in 4-H and competing in many equine events, with barrel racing being her main sport. She graduated with a B.S. in Animal Science from Penn State University and is currently pursuing her M.S. at the University of Kentucky in Crop Science.  Jesse’s graduate research focuses on the soil-plant-animal relationship with an emphasis on forage crops and livestock grazing systems.