Dr. Paul A. Davis was raised in East Tennessee and was heavily involved in 4-H and FFA livestock projects. He received his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from Tennessee Technological University. Paul was active in the Block and Bridle Club, Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Delta Tau Alpha Agricultural Honor Society and Animal Science Academic Quadrathlon team. He received the first Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association Future Cattle Industry Leader Scholarship, the Joe Scott Memorial Scholarship, and the W. Clyde Hyder Animal Science Award for outstanding senior in animal science.
Following a brief stint in the livestock auction industry and with Moorman’s/ADM, Paul attained the Master of Science in ruminant nutrition and beef cattle management, the Master of Agribusiness, and his Doctorate in mineral nutrition for ruminants from the University of Florida. After receiving his Ph.D., Paul was employed in 2005 as a ruminant nutritionist with Tennessee Farmers Cooperative (TFC) and held multiple positions at TFC including Director of Feed and Animal Health. In July 2017, Paul accepted a position with American Feed Industry Association to serve as its Director of Quality, Animal Food Safety and Education. Dr. Davis resides in Lascassas, TN with his wife Rachel and their young daughter, Lexie.