Faculty: Jacob Segers
Posted: October 01, 2015 1:00 PM
In his high school days, Jacob Segers developed a passion for animal biology. From there, Segers saw an agricultural opportunity to work professionally with animal biology and use it to help others, as in feeding people.
“A career in livestock was the logical option because it allowed me to channel my passion towards a worthy goal,” he said.
Segers uses his career experience to help others who are indecisive on careers. “First, find something you are passionate about, something you would do for free. Next, find out how to get paid for it.”
Segers is a proud “double dawg." He obtained his bachelor’s and master’s in animal science from the University of Georgia.
Following his master’s, Segers left his home state of Georgia to receive a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. He recommends students to go out of their comfort zone, saying that an unfamiliar environment can teach you to think logically and rationally.
Segers serves many roles across the UGA Tifton Campus, the community and Georgia. He is the coordinator of the UGA Tifton Bull Evaluation Program, along with the Georgia Heifer Evaluation and the Heifer Reproductive Development Program.
Segers is also an assistant instructor at the campus. He teaches an animal science course directed for teachers and a Grazing Animal Production and Management course offered in the summer.