Dr. Chris DePew grew up in northern Indiana, where his interest in animals developed through involvement in 4-H and FFA, working with veterinarians and showing horses. He attended Purdue University where he obtained a B.S. degree in Animal Science. Chris went on to Louisiana State University where he obtained his Master's and Doctorate degrees in Animal Nutrition. Prior to coming to work for Burkmann Feeds, Dr. DePew worked as an independent and field nutritionist for feed companies, calling on livestock operations in the southeast, midwest and northwest. His primary emphasis has been working with dairy enterprises ranging in herd size from 20 to 2,000 cows, and systems ranging from confinement and total mixed rations to parlor-pasture-based and all variations in between. In addition to his work with dairy enterprises, he also developed rations for beef, horse, sheep, goat, deer and elk. Dr. DePew works out of Burkmann's Glasgow store covering southcentral Kentucky and areas of Tennessee. Dr. Depew joined Burkmann Feeds in July 2007.