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Dr. Natasha L. Mast

Associate Professor, Animal Science and Ruminant Nutrition

Natasha L. Mast grew up in the rural south Texas town of Normanna. Being raised on a small beef cattle operation and having actively participated in 4-H and FFA brought her to Texas A&M University-College Station where she majored in Animal Science as an undergraduate. After teaching high school agricultural science for five years, she enrolled in a master's program at Stephen F. Austin State University. She completed her M.S. in Agriculture while continuing her high school teaching career. From there, she continued her education at Texas A&M University-College Station where she received her Ph.D while holding the title of Lecturer in the Animal Science Department.  Upon her graduation, she was appointed to the faculty at Texas A&M University-Kingsville in 2015 and currently holds the rank of Associate Professor in the Department of Animal Science and Veterinary Technology.  Natasha teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses in feeds, animal nutrition, and cattle management. She also directs research in forage utilization and seeks methods for improving forage use with supplements, additives and various management strategies.  

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Dr. Natasha L. Mast