Robert Maddock is an Associate Professor and Extension Meat Specialist at North Dakota State University (NDSU) in Fargo, ND. A native North Dakotan who was born and raised on a livestock farm, Maddock received his B.S. in Animal Science at NDSU, a M.S. in muscle biology at NDSU, and a doctorate in Meat Science at Texas A&M University. Maddock’s research interests include increasing the value of beef carcasses, sustainable beef production, meat processing, and quality assurance.