Dr. Trey Patterson received a B.S. and M.S. in Animal Science from Colorado State University; Ph.D. in Ruminant Nutrition from the University of Nebraska. Trey served as an Extension Beef Specialist for South Dakota State University for five years. In this role he led state wide extension and research programs in beef cattle nutrition and management. Since 2005, Trey has been with Padlock Ranch Company based out of Ranchester, Wyoming. He held the position of Chief Operations Officer until 2014, leading operations for the ranch and working with the management team to develop and implement strategies to improve ranch profitability and sustainability. Trey now holds the position of President and CEO.