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Justin Jenson

Justin Jenson

Faculty: Faculty
Location:  AGRS 251 & Caine Dairy 104
Office Phone:  435-245-6067
Fax:  435-245-7680
4815 Old Main Hill
Logan UT 84322

Specialties: Animal Science

About Me

Animal Agriculture is Justin’s passion. As an instructor, he strives to keep students interested and focused by using real-life examples and teaching something each day that they can apply. In his role as Extension Specialist he works with youth, volunteers, and advisers across the state whose 4-H and/or FFA project is dairy related.

Justin coordinates dairy judging contests each year at the All-Utah Dairy Show in Ogden, Western Spring National Holstein Show in Richmond and the State FFA dairy judging contest held at the USU dairy. Additionally, he prepares a group of 12 youth from around the state to compete in the National Dairy Bowl/Jeopardy competition held in conjunction with the National Holstein Convention.

Justin’s Extension activities are funded through USU Extension, Utah Holstein Association and Richmond Black and White Days.

Justin Jenson was raised on a diverse farm in SE Idaho. 100 acres of pasture and 200 acres of tillable land were managed to produce grass, alfalfa hay and barley which was fed to a dairy herd, horses, beef cattle, sheep, pigs and chickens. Justin was involved in the day to day operation of all aspects of the farm for many years. In 1992, Justin completed an Associate degree in Welding Engineering Technology at Ricks College. He then completed a B.S. in Animal Science with a Business minor from USU in 1996. Justin went on to complete a M.S. degree in Dairy Management from USU in 2000. His graduate research was with uterine involution and reproductive efficiency in dairy cows. Justin was USU Dairy Herdsman Program Coordinator from 1999-2010, where he taught classes in Ag Math, Dairy Genetics, AI and Reproduction, Calf Management, Lactation and Milking Systems, Dairy Records and Finance and Dairy Evaluation and Judging. Justin currently teaches ADVS 1110: Introduction to Animal Science, ADVS 2080: Beef and Dairy Herd Health and Production Practices, and ADVS 4210: Applied Reproduction and Artificial Insemination. He is also Dairy Youth Extension Specialist and oversees jr. shows, judging contests, and dairy bowl/jeopardy competitions.

For Students

  • Classes I Teach
    • ADVS 1010 - A & I Reproduction
    • ADVS 1050 - Dairy Genetics
    • ADVS 2250 - Cooperative Work Experience
    • ADVS 1030 - Lactation and Milking Systems
    • ADVS 1040 - Records and Finance
    • ADVS 1060 - Calf Management and Construction
    • ADVS 1250 - Applied Agricultural Computations
    • ADVS 1720 - Dairy Judging, Evaluation, Fitting and Showing
    • ADVS 1110 - Introduction to Animal Science
      The influences and contributions of animal production and its commodities to society. Introductory scientific principles of animal science, livestock production systems, and contemporary issues.
    • ADVS 2080 - Beef and Dairy Herd Health and Production Practices
      Concepts of disease prevention and health management in dairy and beef that will lead to optimum herd health, cow comfort, and productivity.
    • ADVS 4210 - Applied Reproduction and Artificial Insemination
      Gross anatomy and physiology of common reproductive tracts and reproductive management of farm animals.

Education and Research

  • Education
    • M.S. Dairy Management
      2000 Utah State University
      Effects of oral calcium on serum calcium, uterine involution, and reproductive performance in dairy cows
    • B.S. Animal Science, Business minor
      1996 Utah State University
    • Associate, Welding Engineering Technology 
      1992, Ricks College