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Harrelson, Flint
Flint Harrelson

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Flint Harrelson, Assistant Professor of Animal Science
Program/Dept: Agricultural Sciences
Degrees, Licensures and Certifications: Ph.D. - New Mexico State University (2011); M.S. - University of Nebraska – Lincoln (2007); B.S. - West Texas A & M University (2004)
Research Interests:

Research interests: 
My research interests are improvement of animal agriculture production through evaluation of more efficient methods for production. Primarily, by evaluation of feedstuffs, diet manipulations and other nutritional factors which can improve efficiency and utilization of feed for cattle, sheep, and swine operations.  

Teaching interests:

My teaching interests are helping students learn animal sciences through informative and thought provoking lectures, and hands – on labs and applications of lecture material to real-world applications. I strive to give students an overall view of the subject matter, not only as it relates to their hometown and home state, but also nationally and with some respect internationally. I also strive to help them be able to critically evaluate problems to find a solution similar to scenarios they may be faced with in their chosen area of study. 

Contact Info:
Morehead State University
Department of Agricultural Sciences
Reed Hall 333
Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: 606.783.2671
Office Hours: Open door policy; specific hours vary by semester


Dr. Flint Harrelson was born and reared in East-Central New Mexico and grew up riding horses, showing cattle and participating in FFA throughout high school. He attended West Texas A & M University where he studied animal science, and worked for more than 2 years at the Cattlemen’s Carcass Data Service collecting carcass data at multiple beef harvest plants throughout the U.S. Following graduation from WTAMU, he moved to Lincoln, Neb. to work on his master’s degree in feedlot cattle nutrition. His research was focused on corn hybrid differences in digestibility and performance when fed to finishing cattle. He completed his education by earning his Ph.D at New Mexico State University, where his research focused on how maternal supplement strategy affects calf health and performance throughout its lifetime. Dr. Harrelson has been employed at MSU since August 2012 and has been actively involved in animal production at the Derrickson Agricultural Complex, animal science teaching, regional and state livestock shows and judging contests, and various producer events. Harrelson serves as a co-advisor the MSU's Collegiate FFA chapter, is chair of the Department Farm Committee and is a member of the Department Scholarship Committee.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and their “kids” (2 dogs, a cat, and a horse), watching movies and being outside.


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