ANTHONY L. LESPERANCE, Ph.D. . Dr. Lesperance has extensive experience in range livestock nutrition, livestock management and range management. He holds the B.S. degree from Calif. St. Poly, Coll., San Luis Obispo, CA in Animal Science, the M.S. degree from the University of Nevada Reno in Range Livestock Nutrition and a Ph.D. at Oregon State University. He spent over 20 years as a tenured Professor of Animal Science at the University of Nevada Reno. He taught numerous classes, including Feeds and Feeding, animal Nutrition, Rangel Livestock Nutrition and the Importance of Animals in Man's Ecosystem. He is highly published in his field and has authored or coauthored over 200 publications and has advised 30 graduate students. During the latter part of his academic career developed the Gund Research and Demonstration Ranch, located in central Nevada. Later he moved to Elko, Nevada and started his own business, Great Basin Agriculture where he provided supplies and consulting services to Ranchers and Miners for a number of years. Great Basin Resource Management, a subsidiary of Great Basin Agriculture became valuable as a resource group in a wide variety of activities which included legal, environmental and property management. At that time Dr. Lesperance managed two of the largest ranching properties in the state.  Dr. Lesperance has recently served as a member of the county commission.  In 2000, Dr. Lesperance and his wife Nancy purchased a small ranch, located in Paradise Valley, Nevada, where they reside part time and part time in Reno.  Presently Tony is serving as the adminstrator of the Nevada State Department of Agriculture.

                                                                                                                                   Tony and his Daughter