Faculty Spotlight: Jesse Fulton Wednesday, January 12, 2022
I was born and raised in the Kentucky foothills of Appalachia. Just Google 38.509509, -83.510881, if you want specifics, and know I have covered about every piece of ground around that spot. If you asked my mother what I was like growing up, she would tell you I was the one of three that you never knew the location of. I was either helping a neighbor on their cattle operation, or running around the "woods" on foot, dirt-bike, or horseback.
I completed my bachelor's in animal science at Morehead State University, and went on to pursue his master's in animal science with a focus in meat science at South Dakota State University.
After grad school, I served the Director of Producer Education with the National Cattlemen's Beef Association in Denver, CO for five years. During his time at NCBA, I managed the National Cattlemen's College program, the 2016 National Beef Quality Audit, and assisted with National Beef Quality Assurance and National Stockmanship & Stewardship programming.
On 10/10/2020 I married my wife Brittany (Schaneman) Fulton, and relocated to Brittany's hometown of Scottsbluff, NE. We are expecting our first-born (girl) January 2022.
What is your position in the department?
Director of Nebraska Beef Quality Assurance.
How long have you worked in the department?
I have worked in the department for 1 year.
What do you enjoying outside of work?
Does work ever stop? In all seriousness, with Brittany and I purchasing our first place, we have plenty to do, and I actually enjoy working around the place. I love improving stuff or making it better.
We also help her mom and dad's on their sheep operation. I also enjoy riding/working with my horses, hunting or just target practice, and of course spending time with friends and family. Another favorite is going "home" to visit Kentucky and getting back to my "roots".
What is something most people don't know about you?
I'm an open book, which makes this is pretty hard. I did get to sit on one of the Orcas at Sea World when I was kid. I mean it was the mid 90's but still the real deal! I was a "Make a Wish" kid.