Dr. Jerry Reeves was raised on a sheep and cattle ranch in Douglas County. He obtained his B.S. (1965) and M.S. (1967) from Oregon State’s Department of Animal Science and his Ph.D. (1969) from the University of Nebraska. He has been on the Animal Science faculty at Washington State University since 1970 and has published 135 research papers while mentoring 35 M.S. and 21 Ph.D. students in the areas of reproductive endocrinology. His main research efforts have been in the development of a sterilization vaccine for replacement of surgical castration in cattle. He has received awards from his college for outstanding teaching, research and advising. He is the first endowed chair in the Department of Animal Sciences at WSU as the Baxter Endowed Chair, and in 2001 presented the Distinguished Faculty Address at Washington State University.