Dr. Sandy Johnson is a reproductive physiologist and extension beef specialist for K-State Research and Extension located at the NW Research and Extension Center in Colby. She was raised on a diversified livestock farm in eastern Nebraska, and received a B.S. degree in Animal Science from the University of Nebraska. Advanced degrees in Reproductive Physiology came from the University of Missouri and West Virginia University. Johnson is a founding member of the Beef Reproduction Task Force and hosted the first Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Workshop in 2002. In addition, Johnson has represented the task force in updating and improving the Estrus Synchronization Planner and developing the multi-group version of the planner. Her goals are to help producers implement cost effective reproductive management tools and improve cow/calf management and profitability.