Past Conference Proceedings

Speakers and session topics from past Nebraska Grazing Conferences are shown below. In addition, links to conference proceedings have been provided for review or print. Proceedings include biographies on speakers, as well as their presentation materials, when provided by speakers.

2017

To access the 2017 proceedings manual click 2017 Proceedings. Speakers and topics included:
  • Fences and Water Points: Where They Should Go ... Jim Gerrish, Grazing Consultant/Owner, American GrazingLands Services, LLC
  • Beef Systems Initiative ... Archie Clutter, Dean/Director, Agricultural Research Division, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Grass-based Health and the Ruminant Revolution ... Peter Ballerstedt, Forage Product Manager, Barenbrug USA
  • The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Weedy Plants ... Chris Helzer, Director, Science for the Nebraska Program, The Nature Conservancy
  • 2016 Leopold Conservation Award Winner ... Nancy Peterson, Plum Thicket Farms
  • Managing Grassland Vegetation to Benefit Livestock and Wildlife ... Patricia Johnson, Professor, South Dakota State University, West River Ag Center
  • What is Plant Cover, and How Can We Manage It for Wildlife Needs? ... Dwayne Elmore, Associate Professor; Bollenbach Endowed Chair in Wildlife Management, Oklahoma State University
  • Fencing and Water Development Workshop ... Jim Gerrish, Grazing Consultant/Owner, American GrazingLands Services, LLC
  • Producer Panel: Annual Forages vs. Row Crops Under Irrigation ... John Maddux, Producer
  • Producer Panel: Economics of Grazing Strategies ... Jim Jenkins, Producer
  • It Costs How Much!? ... Aaron Berger, Extension Educator, University of Nebraska Extension, Panhandle Research and Extension Center
  • Managing Risks in a Risky World ... Jay Parsons, Associate Professor, Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Selecting Cool-season Grasses for Irrigated or Dryland Conditions ... Peter Ballerstedt, Forage Product Manager, Barenbrug USA
  • Working Lands for Wildlife ... Bill Vodehnal, Wildlife Biologist II, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
  • NRCS Cost Share Programs ... Brad Soncksen, Nebraska Assistant State Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service 

2016

  • Using Cover Crops for Fall Forage ... Mary Drewnoski, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
  • Grazing Diversity with Annuals and Cover Crops ... Wayne Rasmussen, Plainview, NE
  • Heifer Link: A Program to Help Young Ranchers get Started ... Ron Rosati and Doug Smith, Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, University of Nebraska- Lincoln, Curtis, NE (plus Heifer Link information page & application)
  • Giving/Getting Opportunities to Start a Grazing Operation ... Lyle Perman, Lowry, SD and Ryan Sexson, Nenzel, NE
  • Pyric Herbivory to Promote Livestock Production and Wildlife Conservation ... Sam Fuhlendorf, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
  • Effect of Grazing System Type on Bird Habitats and Bird Communities in the Nebraska Sandhills ... Maggi Sliwinski, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE  
  • Management Practices of 2015 Leopold Conservation Award Winner: Shaw Family ... Brian Shaw, Fairfield, NE
  • Forage and Future U.S. Beef Production ... Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
  • Factors to Consider When Making Economic Decisions in Larger Grazing Operations ... Trey Patterson, Padlock Ranch Company, Ranchester, WY (plus his presentation slides that were not included in the printed proceedings.)
  • Holistic Herding and Planned Grazing ... Bob Kinford, Van Horn, TX
  • Building Rangeland Resilience to Drought ... Tonya Haigh, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
  • The Positive Side of Drought and Drought Planning at Daybreak Ranch ... Jim Faulstich, Highmore, SD (plus the text to go with the slides)
  • Impact of Removal of Corn Residue on Grain Yield and Forage Measurements at Six Cooperator Sites ... Rick Rasby, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

For a list of Sponsers please click on the following link: MEET THE SPONSORS

2015

  • Poisonous Native Range Plants (talk 1) and Livestock Poisoning Associated with Cultivated Crops (talk 2) ... Richard Knight, Tucson, AZ
  • Management Practices of 2014 Leopold Conservation Award Winner: Pelster Family ... Duane Pelster, Ericson, NE
  • Influencing Livestock Grazing Distribution ... Mitch Stephenson, University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center, Scottsbluff, NE
  • Ecosystem Benefits from Fire and Future Consequences of Not Burning ... Dirac Twidwell, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
  • Grassland Response to Prescribed Burns ... Russ Bloom, Scotia, NE, Michael Clarke, Berwyn, NE and Scott Stout, Curtis, NE
  • Into the Future: Wyoming Grazing from a Start-up Perspective ... Sage Askin, Riverton, WY
  • Controlling Risk in Grazing-Based Production Systems ... Jay Parsons, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 
  • Incorporating Annual Forages into Crop-Forage-Livestock Systems ... Daren Redfearn, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
  • Using Annual Forage/Cover Crops ... Nancy Peterson, Gordon, NE & Jerry Glaser, Spalding, NE
  • Prescribed Fire Effects and Benefits for Cattle ...  Derek Scasta, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
  • Reducing Fly Populations on Pastured Cattle ... David Boxler, University of Nebraska West Central Research and Extension Center, North Platte, NE

For a list of Sponsers please click on the following link: MEET THE SPONSORS

2014

  • Water Capture, Transfer and Storage ... Nate Garrett, USDA Natural Resources and Conservation Service, Grand Island, NE; John Clayton Martin, Pleasanton, NE; Roy Westover, Ashby, NE
  • Soil Health and Grazing ... Jay Norton, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
  • Mob Grazing Research ... Walter Schacht , University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE;  Jerry Volesky University of Nebraska West Central Research and Extension Center, North Platte, NE
  • Producer Experiences with Mob Grazing ... Tyler Greer, Rusty Star Cattle Company, Ainsworth, NE; Randy Holmquist, Reliance, SD
  • Wildlife and Grazing ... Larkin Powell, Univesity of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE; Stephen Winter, Certified Wildlife Biologist┬«, Winona, MN
  • GrassSnap: A Mobile App for Monitoring Grasslands ... Bethany Johnston, University of Nebraska Extension, Thedford, NE
  • Managing During and After Drought ... Julie Elliott (text & slides)/Nadine Bishop, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Holyoke, CO and Imperial, NE
  • Stockmanship and Stewardship Fundamentals ... Curt Pate, Hubbard, TX
  • Panel of Nebraska Producers Using Low-stress Animal Handling Techniques on Pasture/Range ... Ben Bailey, Lakeside, NE; Hadley Hill, Wauneta, NE; and Ryan Sexson, Nenzel, NE
  • Research on Switchgrass for Forage and Biomass ... Rob Mitchell, USDA Agricultural Research Services, Lincoln, NE
  • Management Practices of 2013 Leopold Conservation Award Winner ... Beel Family, Johnstown, NE

For a list of Sponsers please click on the following link:MEET THE SPONSORS

2013

  • Key Indicators of Ranch Efficiencies and Resource Management and Monitoring ... Burke Teichert, Teichert Management and Consulting and former Rex Ranch manager, Orem, UT
  • Gracie Creek Ranch Grazing Plan Historical and Where We Are Now ... Bob Price and Lindsey Smith, and Terry DeGroff, Management Information Systems, Burwell, NE
  • Insects as Agents of Improved Rangeland Quality and Cattle Production ... Sean Whipple, University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center, Scottsbluff, NE
  • Managing Grassland for Multiple Uses: Making the Pieces Fit ... Jim Faulstich, Highmore, SD
  • Managing Two Billion Gallons of Water ... Lyle Perman, Lowry, SD
  • Fitting Grazing Strategies to Your Environment, Nebraska Producer Panel ... Douglas Olsen, Harrisburg, NE; Jeff Pribbeno, Imperial, NE; Dan Stelling, Pierce, NE
  • Adaptive Grazing on Semi-arid Range ... Grady Grissom, Fowler, CO
  • Management Practices of 2012 Leopold Conservation Award Winner ... Chad and Homer Buell, Bassett, NE
  • Fitting Hunting Into the Rest of a Grazing Operation ... Jim Faulstich
  • Grazing has Gone to the Birds at Calamus Outfitters ... Sarah Sortum, Calamus Outfitters/Gracie Creek Landowners, Burwell, NE
  • Cover Crop and Fall Annual Forage Grazing ... Karla Jenkins, University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center, Scottsbluff, NE, and Jerry Volesky, University of Nebraska West Central Research and Extension Center, North Platte, NE

For a list of Sponsers please click on the following link: MEET THE SPONSORS

2012

  • Managing for Ecosystem Services and Livestock Production: Are there Tradeoffs? ... Justin Derner, USDA Agricultural Research Services High Plains Grasslands Research Station, Cheyenne, WY
  • Managing for Biodiversity and Livestock: Fire and Grazing ... Sandy Smart, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
  • Management Practices of 2011 Leopold Conservation Award Winner ... Beau Mathewson, Potter, NE
  • Federal and State Endangered Species on Ranches: Cost-share Programs ... Mike George, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Ecological Services, Grand Island, NE
  • Winter Grazing ... Nancy Peterson, Gordon, NE; Al Svajgr, Cozad, NE; Terry Klopfenstein, University of Nerbaska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
  • Decision Making Using Monitoring ... Chad Buell, Bassett, NE; Rod Christen, Steinauer, NE; Bill Vodehnal, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Bassett, NE
  • Training Livestock to Eat Weeds ... Kathy Voth, Livestock for Landscapes, LLC, Loveland, CO (day presentation and evening workshop)
  • Managing Drought Risk on the Ranch: Introduction and Climate Outlook ... Cody Knutson, National Drought Mitigation Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
  • Writing a Drought Plan: Step-by-Step Drought Planning ... Pat Reece, Prairie & Montane Enterprises, Gering, NE
  • Livestock/Feeding Considerations for Drought Risk Management ... Rick Rasby, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
  • Financial Considerations in Drought Risk Management ... Matt Stockton, University of Nebraska West Central Research and Extension Center, North Platte, NE
  • Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage Insurance ... Amy Roeder, USDA Risk Management Agency, Humboldt, KS
  • Producer Reality Check: Lessons Learned in Drought Planning for Established and Beginning Ranchers ... Ted Alexander, Sun City, KS
  • Evaluating Grazing System Options ... Harry Merrihew, Ashby, NE; Lynn Myers, Lewellen, NE; John Ravenscroft, Nenzel, NE

2011

  • Maximizing Gain on Grass ... Jason Rowntree, Michigan State University, Chathamn, MI
  • Grazing Management ... Greg Judy, Green Pastures Farm, Clark, MO
  • Baseline Financial and Production Data from which to Compare ... Chip Ramsay, Rex Ranch, Ashby, NE
  • Use of By-products on Pasture ... Terry Klopfenstein, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE; Lyle Lomas, Kansas State University, Parsons, KS
  • Habitat Management as it Relates to Grazing ...  Tom Koerner, Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Columbia, SD; Lars Anderson, Graduate Student, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
  • Organizing to Benefit Prairie Ecosystems ... Ted Alexander, Comanche Pool, Sun City, KS; Greg Kramos, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Manhattan, KS; Bill Sproul, Tallgrass Legacy Alliance, Sedan, KS
  • Nebraska's Dynamic Vegetation ... Jim Stubbendieck, Professor Emeritus, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
  • Landscape Scale Rx Burning to Control Eastern Red Cedar and Resulting Economic Return ... Doug Whisenhunt, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, North Platte, NE; Scott Stout, Curtis, NE
  • Impacts of Multi-species Grazing ... Kent Aden, Cozad, NE
  • Management Practices of 2010 Leopold Conservation Award Winner ... Kalkowski Family Ranches, Lynch, NE
  • Winter Grazing Yearlings on Cornstalks and Pasture Residue ... Jim Jenkins, Calloway, NE; Harlow Hill and John Maddux, Maddux Cattle Company, Wauneta, NE

2010

  • Building Soil Health with High Stock Density ... Neil Dennis, Sunnybrae Farms, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Grazing Standing Corn ... Bob Scriven, Grazing Consultant, Kearney, NE
  • Productive and Persistent Forages for Dryland Acres ... Keith Harmony, Kansas State University, Hays, KS
  • Generational Transitioning: Financial Plans ... John McGlynn, Verdigre, NE
  • Continuing the Ranching Tradition ... Sherry Vinton, Whitman, NE and Jessica Taylor, Tryon, NE
  • Conservation Management ... Todd and Kristen Eggerling, Martell, NE
  • Mob Grazing: Power of Stock Density ... Terry Gompert, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Center, NE
  • Facilitating Mob Grazing ... Doug Peterson, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Gallatin, MO
  • Tricks of the Trade ... Neil Dennis
  • Stockmanship Concepts ... Tom Noffsinger, D.V.M., Benkelman, NE
  • Caregiver Impact on Cattle Performance ... Tom Noffsinger, D.V.M., Benkelman, NE
  • Mobile Meat Plant and Grass-Fed Meat Marketing ... Jim Knopik, Belgrade, NE
  • The Critical Importance of Grazing in Rainwater Basin Wetlands ... Andy Bishop, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Island, NE and Heidi Hillhouse, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
  • Grassland Ecosystems in Nebraska ... Jonathan Haufler, Ecosystem Management Research Institute, Seeley Lake, MT
  • Custom Mineral Mixes: Are They Feasible? ... Dennis Bauer, University of Nebraska Extension, Ainsworth, NE
  • Managing Grazinglands for Upland Game Birds ... Walter Schacht, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
  • Grazing Strategies for Sandhills Uplands ... Jerry Volesky, University of Nebraska West Central Research and Extension Center, North Platte, NE; Walter Schacht, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

2009

  • What's Right with Nebraska?... Allan Nation, The Stockman Grass Farmer, Ridgeland, MS
  • Passing on the Legacy ... A. B. and Scout Cox, Mullen, NE
  • 100 Cow Program ... Weldon Sleight, Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, Curtis, NE; Heath Zuellner, Campbell, NE; and Dan Habiger, Bushton, KS
  • Cowboy Logic Networking Project ... Lynn Myers, Lewellen, NE
  • Production Topics: Winter Grazing Supplementation Strategies ... Aaron Stalker, University of Nebraska West Central Research and Extension Center, North Platte, NE
  • Extended Grazing in Heifer Development Systems ... Rick Funston, University of Nebraska West Central Research and Extension Center, North Platte, NE
  • Pasture Leases ... Jessica Jones, University of Nebraska Extension, Tecumseh, NE; Gary Stauffer, University of Nebraska Extension, O'Neill, NE
  • Invasive Species: The Science ... Karie Decker, Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
  • Control Tools ... Dana Larsen, USDA  Natural Resources Conservation Service, Ord, NE
  • Leafy Spurge Management with Cattle .... Jim Carr, Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition, Atkinson, NE
  • Experimental Evidence for Grazing Systems Research: Findings and Limitations ... Justin Derner, USDA Agricultural Research Service High Plains Grasslands Research Station, Cheyenne, WY
  • Impacts of Grazing Conservation Practices and Fence/Water Development on Livestock and Wildlife ... Bob Budd, Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust, Lander, WY
  • Fence and Water Systems ... Mike Anderson, Lincoln, NE; Terry Gompert, University of Nebraska, Center, NE; Jon Immink, Endicott, NE
  • Becoming a Grass Farmer ... John McGlynn, Verdigre, NE; Randy Jenkins, Broken Bow, NE
  • Profitably Ranching for Livestock and Wildlife ... Rick Danvir, Deseret Land & Livestock, Woodruff, UT
  • Grass-Finished Production and Marketing .... Allan Nation, The Stockman Grass Farmer, Ridgeland, MS

2008

  • Marketing Grass-Fed Beef: Supply and Demand, Methods, Tactics, and Pitfalls ... Allen Williams, Tallgrass Beef Company, LLC, Sedan, KS
  • Legumes in Grass Pastures ... Bruce Anderson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
  • Modifying Animal Behavior ... Ray Bannister, Wibaux, MT
  • Grazing Basics ... Terry Gompert, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Center, NE and Bob Scriven, grazing consultant, Kearney, NE
  • Grazing and Wildlife ... Mel Nenneman, Valentine, NE and Ronnie Sanchez, Kearney, NE
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ... Larkin Powell, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
  • Land Monitoring for Management Decisions ... Charley Orchard, Land EKG, Inc., Bozeman, MT
  • Grassland Monitoring ... Bethany Johnston, University of Nebraska Extension, Thedford, NE; Cindy Tusler, University of Nebraska Extension, Rushville, NE; Don Reeves, Central City, NE
  • Utilizing Co-products in a Beef Livestock Operation ... Rick Rasby, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
  • Co-Products ... Loren Berger, Stapleton, NE and Bob Price, Burwell, NE
  • Our Operation and Transitioning to Organic Production ... John Ravenscroft, Three Bar Cattle Company, Cherry County, NE
  • Winter Grazing Strategies ... Jerry Volesky, University of Nebraska West Central Research and Extension Center, North Platte, NE
  • Grazing Managers Adapting to High Feed and Fuel Costs ... Homer Buell, Bassett, NE; Alan Janzen, Henderson, NE; Jay Wolf, Albion, NE

2007

  • MIG on Range and Pasture: Similarities and Differences ... Jim Gerrish, American GrazingLands Services, May, ID
  • Managing Soil and Water in Range and Pasture Systems ... Jim Richardson, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Lincoln, NE
  • Goat Management ... Mark Goes, Instructor, Southeast Community College, Beatrice, NE; Jim Jenkins, Callaway, NE; Michelle Wendell, Brewster, NE
  • Technology Tools for Grazing ... Rob Ravenscroft, Lincoln, NE; Patrick Reece, University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center, Scottsbluff, NE; Jerry Volesky, University of Nebraska West Central Research and Extension Center, North Platte, NE
  • Ethanol's Effect on Cow-Calf Producers ... Darrell Mark, Univesrity of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
  • Modifying Livestock Grazing Behavior to Benefit Wildlife and Meet Land Management Objectives ... Derek Bailey, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
  • Monitoring Grazing Lands ... Jim Gerrish
  • Stocking/Restocking According to Weather and Cattle Cycles ... Harlan Hughes, Professor Emeritus, North Dakota State University and Columnist for BEEF Magazine, Laramie, WY
  • Stocking Decisions: A Grazier's Perspective ... A. B. Cox, Mullen, NE
  • Leases for Resource Management ... Harlan Hughes; J. David Aiken, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE; Al Steuter, Johnston, NE
  • Managing with Fire ... Tim Tunnell, The Nature Conservancy, Aurora, NE; Dana Larsen, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Ord, NE; Rich Bringelson, Doniphan, NE
  • Panel of "Seasoned" Graziers ... Boyd Adkinson, Benkelman, NE; Frank Bruning, Bruning, NE; Jack Maddux, Wauneta, NE
  • Panel of "Developing" Graziers ... Rod Christen, Steinauer, NE; Rod Frank, Madrid, NE; Curt Morrow, O'Neill, NE

2006

  • Using Animal Behavior to Manage Grazing ... Fred Provenza, Utah State University, Logan, UT
  • Highlights of the Grazing Livestock Systems Undergraduate Major ... Walter Schacht, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
  • Making Cents with Grazing Yearlings ... Terry Klopfenstein, Univerity of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
  • Promoting Grassland Biodiversity ... Mark Humpert, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Lincoln, NE; Gerry Steinauer, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Aurora, NE; Jarren Kuipers, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Beatrice, NE; Chris Helzer, The Nature Conservancy, Aurora, NE
  • Irrigated Pastures ... Jerry Volesky, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, North Platte, NE; Bob Scriven, Grazing Consultant, Kearney, NE; J. D. Anderson, Producer, Arapahoe, NE
  • Holistic Grazing Planning: From the Grass Roots Up ... Byron Shelton, Buena Vista, CO
  • Setting Up Grazing Systems ... Harlow Hill, Maddux Cattle Company, Wauneta, NE; Jon Immink, Endicott, NE; Lon Larsen, McWhorter-White Ranch, Brewster, NE
  • Conservation Easements: A Private Path to Permanent Protection ... Dave Sands, The Nebraska Land Trust, Lincoln, NE
  • Measuring Success in Grazing Management: A Balanced Approach ... Barry Dunn, King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management, Texas A&M University, Kingsville, TX
  • Birds and Grazing ... Silka Kempema, Univerity of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE; Jeff Drahota, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Kearney, NE; Dan Kim, Platte River Whooping Crane Maintenance Trust, Wood River, NE
  • Winter and Summer Grazing Options ... Larry Wagner and Julie Williams, D.V.M., Wagner Land and Livestock and Bijou Hills Grassfed Meat, LLC, Chamberlain, SD and Rob Mitchell, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Lincoln, NE
  • Breeding Grasses for Improved Beef Cattle Income Per Acre ... Ken Vogel, USDA Agricultural Research Services, Lincoln, NE
  • Integrating Pasture with Row Crop Production ... John Sellers, Grassland Systems Program Coordinator for Leopold Center and Producer, Corydon, IA

2005

  • Animal Behavior as it Relates to Grazing ... Temple Grandin, Colorado State University
  • Integrated Management of Red Cedar ... Stevan Knezevic, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
  • Cedar Tree Control ... Gordon Gosnell, Maxwell, NE and T. J. Walker, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
  • Irrigated Pastures ... Jim Choquette, Upland, NE and Josh Wendell, Dickens, NE
  • Economic Considerations in Buying a Ranch ... Burke Teichert, Deseret Ranches, Ashby, NE
  • Monitoring Cattle Markets and Input Costs ... Jim Carr, Burwell, NE
  • Increasing Productivity with Dung Beetles and Soil Organisms ... Pat and Dick Richardson, University of Texas
  • Rotational Grazing Without Fences for Livestock and Wildlife ... Terrence Bidwell, Oklahoma State University
  • Wildlife and Grazing ... Orvin Bontrager, Servi-tech, Inc., Aurora, NE; William Vodehnal, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission; Martin Batterman, Bridgeport, NE
  • Pasture-Finished/Grass-Fed Beef Production and Marketing ... Walter Bohaty, Bellwood, NE; Paul Rohrbaugh, Steinauer, NE; Kevin Fulton, Litchfield, NE
  • Grassland Monitoring ... Terry Gompert, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Greg Carlson, Verdigre, NE; Clem and Laurie Wagner, Center, NE

2004

  • Carbon Trading: Adding Value to Grazing ... John Caveny, Environmentally Correct Concepts, Inc., IL
  • Carbon Sequestration in the Great Plains ... Martin Kleinschmit, Center for Rural Affairs and Nebraska Farmer, Hartington, NE
  • Using Weather Forecasting Tools to Make Grazing Decisions ... Brian Fuchs, Universty of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
  • Variation in Climate and Herbage Production ... Doug Goodin, Kansas State University; Walter Schacht, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
  • Grazing Management to Meet Multiple Objectives: What We Have Learned ...  Jerry Holechek, New Mexico State University
  • Food Animal Traceability ... Greg Ibach, Nebraska Department of Agriculture, Lincoln, NE
  • Additive Benefits to Rotation Grazing ... R. L. Dalrymple, OK
  • How Grasses Grow ... Lowell Moser, Universty of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  • Using Goats in Grazing Systems to Control Weeds ... Lani Malmberg, WY
  • Goats: The Ultimate Rangeland Scavengers ... Chad Peterson, Nebraska Farmer, Bassett, NE
  • Nebraska Producer Panel: Why I Do What I Do ... A. B. Cox, Mullen, NE; Harlow Hill, Wauneta, NE; and Marlene Moore, Wallace, NE

2003

  • Low-cost Grazing Strategies ... Greg Simonds, Ranch Management Consultant, UT
  • Matching Genetics to Resources ... Jim Gosey, Univesity of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
  • Winter Grazing and Supplementation of Cows ... Don Adams, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
  • Building Localized, Producer-Based Coalitions ... Doug Whisenhunt, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and member of the Loess Canyon Rangeland Alliance
  • Stewardship of Grazing and Biodiversity ... Bob Budd, The Nature Conservancy, WY
  • Learned Grazing Behavior ... Fred Provenza, Utah State University
  • Nebraska Producer Panel: Drought ... Homer Buell, Rose, NE; Dave Hamilton, Thedford, NE; Richard Mazour, Deweese, NE
  • Nebraska Producer Panel: Irrigated Pastures ... Jim Choquette, Upland, NE; Terri Edeal, Lexington, NE; Terry Kucera, Sargent Bluff, IA; and Ellis Schrunk, Bartlett, NE

2002

  • Cows, Grass, Dirt & Dollars ... Dave Pratt, President, Ranch Management Consultants, Fairfield, CA
  • Grazing Response Index Systems: Decision-support Tools for Optimizing Grazing Management ... Patrick Reece, Rangeland Ecologist, University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center, Scottsbluff, NE
  • Getting Started Grazing, Nebraska NRCS ... Kim Stine, North Platte, NE; Jan Joesph, Valentine, NE; Scott Bodie, Producer, Burchard, NE; Mark Keck, Producer, Crofton, NE; Linda Kemp, North Platte, NE
  • Restoring and Managing Diverse Grassland Plant Communities ... Chris Helzer, Land Steward, The Nature Conservancy, Aurora, NE
  • Management of Eastern Red Cedar to Improve Grazinglands ... John Ortman, Rangeland Ecosystem Science, Colorado State University, CO
  • ARCView Mapping ... Leah Carson, Range Management Specialist, Upper Loup Natural Resource District, Thedford, NE
  • Nutritional Benefits of Grass-Finished Bison and Beef ... Judy Driskell, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
  • Tenderness, Sensory Characteristics, and Value of Grass-Fed Beef ... Chris Calkins, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
  • Genetics for Grass-Fed Beef ... Kit Pharo, Pharo Cattle Company, Cheyenne Wells, CO
  • Nebraska Producer Panel: Grass-Fed Protein Sources ... Dave Wetzel, Page, NE; Liz Sarno, Linwood, NE; and Ray Seifer, Sutherland, NE
  • Using Cattle to Manage for Biodiversity ... Arnold Mendenhall, Audubon Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  • Two Best and Two Worst Decisions We Have Made on the Ranch ... Mike Spearman, L Cross Ranch, La Garita, CO
  • Cattle Markets: Situation, Outlook and Issues ... James Robb, Director, Livestock Marketing Information Center, Lakewood, CO

2001

  • Making Money in the Beef Business ... Barry Dunn, Range Livestock Specialist, South Dakota State University
  • Matching Production Systems to Resources ... Don Adams, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
  • Challenges Evaluating the Economics of Grazing ... John Lawrence, Livestock Economist, Iowa State University
  • Profit Strategies with Stockers ... Gordon Hazard, Stocker Grazier/Consultant, West Point, MS
  • Grazing Strategies Before, During and After Drought ... Pat Reece, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
  • Irrigated Pastures ... Bob Scriven and Jerry Volesky, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
  • Choosing the Right Cow for the Job ... Kit Pharo, Pharo Cattle Company, Cheyenne Wells, CO
  • Land Trust -- Forever is a Long Time ... Lynne Sherrod, Colorado Cattlemen's Land Trust
  • Partnering for Conservation ... Mike Kelly, Sutherland, NE
  • Grazing Corn, Turnips, and Small Grains ... Terry Gompert, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE; Marvin Deblauw, Producer, Hartington, NE; Steven Grudzinske, Producer, Loup City, NE; Don Peregrine, Producer, Fullerton, NE