Senior Director of Sustainable Beef Production Research, National Cattlemen's Beef Association
Sara Place is the Senior Director of Sustainable Beef Production Research at NCBA. Her role is to oversee The Beef Checkoff funded sustainability program, including using life cycle assessment to benchmark the US beef industry’s sustainability. Prior to joining NCBA, she was an Assistant Professor of Sustainable Beef Cattle Systems at Oklahoma State University for four years, with a split research and teaching appointment. At Oklahoma State, her research program focused on the measurement of enteric methane emissions from cattle. Her teaching responsibilities included Animal Nutrition, Dairy Cattle Science, Ethics and Professionalism, and Sustainable Animal Agriculture. From 2014-15, she served on the National Academies of Sciences Committee on Considerations for the Future of Animal Science Research that published the report, Critical Role of Animal Science Research in Food Security and Sustainability. She received her Ph.D. in Animal Biology from University of California, Davis, a B.S. in Animal Science from Cornell University, and an A.A.S. in Agriculture Business from Morrisville State College.