April 4, 2022
Dr. Scott Greiner, Christiansburg, Va.
Scott Greiner is a Virginia Tech Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences professor and beef and sheep Extension specialist. Scott was raised on a diversified family livestock farm in east-central Iowa and attended Iowa State University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in animal science in 1989. His graduate studies included a master’s from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. from Iowa State. His graduate work at Iowa State was fundamental to the incorporation of ultrasound as a genetic improvement tool in beef cattle.
In 1998, Scott joined the faculty at Virginia Tech and now serves as Extension project leader for the department. His specific responsibilities include designing and delivering educational programs and materials related to beef and sheep genetics and associated production and marketing issues; providing leadership for statewide programs in beef cattle and sheep; and maintaining strong working relationships with the beef and sheep industries and allied organizations.
Scott and his wife, Lori, have two daughters, Kaylee and Leah. Their family operates a club lamb operation and is very involved in 4-H youth livestock activities. Scott has judged numerous state fairs and major livestock shows in more than 30 states and foreign countries and has been the superintendent of the National Collegiate Livestock Judging Contest since 2006.