Jason Rowntree

Associate Professor, Beef Cattle and Forage Utilization

Jason Rowntree
2265D Anthony Hall

Phone: (517) 974-9539


  • BS, Texas A&M University
  • MS, Mississippi State University
  • PhD, Michigan State University


65% Extension, 35% Research

My objective is to develop low-cost, low-input beef production systems for the Upper Great Lakes. As Faculty Coordinator of Lake City Experiment Station, my research and extension focuses on forage utilization of grazing beef cattle, extending the grazing season and forage-finishing. .


A facet of our work is to improve economics of small and medium size beef producers through local and regional beef production and distribution system development. Bovine tuberculosis is a challenge to northern Michigan beef cattle producers, and we aim to develop holistic approaches to beef cattle and white-tail deer management through selective forage plot establishment, hay feeding and fencing strategies.