Cattlemen's College Speaker

Bob Weaber, PhD

Professor / Extension Specialist, Kansas State University

Bob Weaber, Ph.D., currently serves as Professor and Head, Eastern Kansas Research and Extension Centers at Kansas State University. Weaber initially joined the faculty of the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry at Kansas State University in August of 2011 as Cow-Calf Extension Specialist and served on the faculty management team for K-State’s Beef Cattle Institute. Dr. Weaber serves as the Executive Director of the Beef Improvement Federation. The focus of his extension and research programs has been to broaden the availability, use and understanding of genetic selection tools as well as performance data collection schemes implemented by cattle producers.  Weaber grew up on a cow-calf operation in southern Colorado and has extensive experience in the cow-calf and seedstock sectors.  He earned a BS (Animal Science) and Master of Agriculture degree in the Beef Industry Leadership Program at Colorado State University and Ph.D. from Cornell University in the Animal Breeding and Genetics.