Kim McCuistion, Ph.D.
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Kim Candler McCuistion was born and raised along the Brazos River in Rosenberg, Texas, the community her family has called home since the late 1800’s; however, since 2006, she has called south Texas home. Dr. McCuistion holds a 50% appointment with the King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management and a 50% appointment in the Department of Animal, Rangeland, and Wildlife Sciences. She teaches courses focused on ruminant nutrition, cattle production systems, and equine management. Her research has focused on the practical application of ranch related projects, such as overlaying business principles with animal, rangeland, and human resource management.
Dr. McCuistion began her academic career in College Station, graduating with a B.S. in animal science from Texas A&M University. While attending Texas A&M, she was actively involved with many students and academic organizations. The desire to conduct research in beef cattle nutrition took Kim to Kansas State University where she earned her Master of Science degree. In 2003, Kim moved to Hereford, Texas to work for the Texas Cooperative Extension in Amarillo and attend West Texas A&M University, where her research interests were directed towards forage production benefiting regional beef and forage producers and to team-teach the Beef Quality Assurance curriculum to cow-calf and stocker producers across the State of Texas. Over the years, Kim has gained insight into applied beef production by working with dedicated research facilities in College Station, Overton, Bushland, and Beeville, Texas. Kim and her husband Brian met in 1997, while attending Texas A&M University, and were married in 2003. They have three children, Sam, William, and Clair.
Dr. McCuistion earned a B.S. in Animal Science from Texas A&M University in 2001, her M.S. in Animal Science from Kansas State University in 2003, and her Ph.D. in Agriculture from West Texas A&M University in 2006.