Meet Our SimSpecialists
Dr. John A. Paterson
John was raised on a cattle ranch in New Mexico and is currently an Emeritus Professor from Montana State University and a beef specialist for ASA. He received his Ph.D. in Beef Cattle Nutrition from the University of Nebraska. From 1979 until 1993 he was on the faculty of the Animal Science Department at the University of Missouri and was an Extension Specialist at Montana State University from 1996- 2012. From 2012 until 2016 he was Executive Director of Education for NCBA. Neogen and Food Safety Net Services, as well as ASA, have also employed him. Dr. Paterson has trained 35 graduate students, and during his career has authored and co-authored more than 200 manuscripts and proceedings papers and has given 120 invited presentations since 1996. John is married to Diana and they have three children; Courtney who is a pediatrician in Kalispell, Terrill who is employed as a statistician for Fish Wildlife and Parks and Cameron who is a teacher for the YMCA in Bozeman.