Dusty Abney was raised on a horse and cattle ranch in eastern Texas and assisted his parents in the operation of their custom feed mill and fertilizer business there. Dusty attended Texas Tech University, earning his B.S., M.S., and eventually graduating with his PhD in December of 2004. While attending Texas Tech, Dusty served as the 37th Masked Rider. He has been a cattle nutritionist supporting Cargill Feed and Nutrition’s Commercial Beef Team for over ten years. Dusty, his wife Beverly (who was the original Dr. Abney), and their daughter Amelia reside in their hometown of Athens, Texas.