Cheryl Ann Fairbairn

  • Extension Educator
  • Animal Systems - Livestock
Cheryl Ann Fairbairn
Government Services Center 601 Westtown Road
Suite 370

West Chester, PA 19380-0990
Work Phone: 610-696-3500
Fax: 610-6964831

Areas of Expertise

  • Beef Cattle production and management
  • Calf Fed Holstein Initiative
  • Forage production as it relates to Beef Cattle
  • Transporter Quality Assurance Certification
  • Pork Quality Assurance Certification
  • Farm planning and analysis


  1. BS Animal Production Penn State University
  2. MBA Penn State University

Cheryl provides programming in all areas of livestock production however she specializes in beef cattle production including cow/calf operations, feedlots and the new Calf Fed Holstein initiative.  As a member of the Animal Systems team Cheryl provides leadership to the Beef Producers Working Group.  This group, consisting  of extension team members and members of several beef related state wide organizations, plans and implements educational opportunities for producers both large and small across the state.  Cheryl has hands on experience raising beef cattle and can relate very easily to producers in the field.  She has served as Chairman of the PA Beef Council, President of the PA Angus Association, Treasurer of the PA Cattlemen Association, and Treasurer of the Center for Beef Excellence.  Her commitment to  education has been recognized by her peers by being awarded the Outstanding AG Educator in Chester County.