Dr John Arthington

Professor John Arthington is a graduate of the Animal Sciences Departments of Purdue and Kansas State Universities and has been a member of the University of Florida, Animal Sciences faculty since 1998.  Currently, he serves as Professor and Director of the University of Florida, Range Cattle Research and Education Center (RCREC) in Ona, which has faculty programs focused on the productivity and environmental sustainability of range and grazing lands. As Director, Dr. Arthington is responsible for the administration of the academic resources, faculty, support personnel, facilities, livestock, and forage and land resources of the 3,000 acre facility.  The RCREC supports on-site faculty programs with emphasis in beef and forage management, pasture weed control, and soil and water sciences. 
In addition to the Center Director responsibilities, John holds the rank of Professor in the Department of Animal Sciences.  His research program efforts focus on the management and nutrition of grazing beef cattle with a specific focus on mineral nutrition.  John currently serves as immediate Past-President of the American Society of Animal Science’s Southern Section. He recently completed a 3-year term of service as Associate Editor for the Journal of Animal Science and also serves on the editorial board for the Professional Animal Scientist Journal.  John is a member of the American Society of Animal Science, American Dairy Science Association, American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists, Florida Cattlemen’s Association, and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.