Peter Ballerstedt earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Georgia and his doctorate at the University of Kentucky. He was the forage extension specialist at Oregon State University from 1986 to 1992. He worked in the forage seed industry from 2011 until 2023. He is a member of several national and international scientific societies, participates in related global initiatives, and is the current President of the American Forage and Grassland Council. Peter is an advocate for ruminant animal agriculture and the essential role of animal source foods in the human diet.
In this episode we discuss:
- What are ruminants and why are they important?
- The misleading way protein is calculated in plant products.
- How to make sense of current dietary guidelines.
- Should you eat more plants?
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