Dr. Whisnant graduated from the University of Tennessee with a BS in Animal Science and UT College of Veterinary Medicine as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1981. Dr. Whisnant worked in private practice until 1992. She is President of the American Grassfed Association which represents over 300 multi-species grassfed producers. The AGA mission is to support and promote grass based sustainable agricultural practices that produce safe, healthy food in a humane manner on American Family Farms. Dr. Whisnant is passionate about the solar based, 100% grassfed agricultural model that is better for the animals, better for the consumer, better for the land, and better for the family farms.
Dr. Whisnant and her family live in Missouri where they produce grassfed beef on their family farm, Rain Crow Ranch. She has been married to her husband, Mark, for 30 years and they have 6 children who are all involved in the family business.
They market their beef under the name Rain Crow Ranch American GrassFed Beef and sell directly to consumers online, to retailers and to restaurants. Their farm is 3rd party certified for high animal welfare by Animal Welfare Approved and is certified grassfed by the American Grassfed Association Ruminant Standards.
Dr. Whisnant owns the processing plant, Fruitland American Meat, LLC, located in Jackson, Missouri which is certified for high animal welfare and processes multi-species.