Brent Jaenisch
Graduate Research Assistant
      Agronomy
      Kansas State University
Stephen Teet
Physical Science Technician
     Grazinglands Research Laboratory
     USDA, Agricultural Research Service
Rafael Maeoka
Graduate Research Assistant
      Agronomy
      Kansas State University
Ryann Wakefield
Graduate Research Assistant
     School of Meteorology
      University of Oklahoma
Adam McGee
Graduate Research Assistant
     Animal Science
      Oklahoma State University

Project Staff

Priyanka Aggalaiah Manjunatha
Graduate Research Assistant
     Plant and Soil Sciences
      Oklahoma State University
Amanda de Oliveira
Graduate Research Assistant
      Agronomy
      Kansas State University
Bijay Pokhrel
Senior Research Associate
      Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research (TIAER)
      Tarleton State University
Kyle Horn
Graduate Research Assistant
     Animal Science
      Oklahoma State University
Rewati Niraula
Senior Research Associate
      Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research (TIAER)
      Tarleton State University
Assistant Professor, Forage Systems
      Plant and Soil Sciences
      Oklahoma State University
Johanie Rivera Zayas
Graduate Research Assistant
      Agronomy
      Kansas State University
Logan Thompson
Graduate Research Assistant
     Animal Science
      Oklahoma State University
Yao Zhang
Ph. D. Student, Research Assistant
     Earth Observation and Modeling Facility (EOMF)
      University of Oklahoma
Gregg Hadley
Assistant Director
      Extension agriculture, natural resources, and community development
      Kansas State Research and Extension
Yuting Zhou
Ph. D. Student, Research Assistant
     Earth Observation and Modeling Facility (EOMF)
      University of Oklahoma
Research Soil Scientist

     Conservation and Production Research Laboratory
     USDA, Agricultural Research Service

Professor
     Earth Observation and Modeling Facility (EOMF)
      University of Oklahoma
Research Animal Scientist

     Forage and Livestock Production Research Unit
     USDA, Agricultural Research Service

Soil Scientist

     Conservation and Production Research Laboratory
     USDA, Agricultural Research Service

Brekke Peterson Munks
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Fellow
     Grazinglands Research Laboratory
     USDA, Agricultural Research Service
Sonisa Sharma
Graduate Research Assistant
      Oklahoma State University
Associate Professor, Range Management
      Agromony
      Kansas State University

Research Scientists

Rajen Bajgain
Graduate Research Assistant
      Earth Observation and Modeling Faciltiy (EOMF)
      University of Oklahoma
Rangeland Scientist
      Southern Plains Range Research Station
      USDA, Agricultural Research Service
Assistant Professor, Soil and Water Conservation/Management Extension Specialist
      Plant and Soil Sciences
      Oklahoma State University
Associate Professor, Extension Specialist
      Animal Sciences and Industry
      Kansas State University
Assistant Professor, Environmental Quality
      Agronomy
      Kansas State University
Assistant Extension Specialist
      Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
      Oklahoma State University
Associate Professor, Extension Agronomist
      Agronomy
      Kansas State University
Associate Director
      Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research (TIAER)
      Tarleton State University

Tyson Ochsner

Associate Professor, Applied Soil Physics
      Plant and Soil Sciences
      Oklahoma State University
Senior Research Economist
      Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research (TIAER)
      Tarleton State University

Professor
      Sociology

      Kansas State University
Associate Professor
      Animal Sciences
      Oklahoma State University

Assistant Professor, Extension Specialist
      Animal Sciences and Industry

      Kansas State University
Agricultural Engineer

     Conservation and Production Research Laboratory
     USDA, Agricultural Research Service

Sam Coleman
Retired - Research Animal Scientist

     Grazinglands Research Laboratory
     USDA, Agricultural Research Service

Retired - Supervisory Research Animal Scientist

     Conservation and Production Research Laboratory
     USDA, Agricultural Research Service

Associate Director for K-12 Partnerships

      K20 Center
      University of Oklahoma
Food Specialist, Associate Professor
      Nutritional Sciences
      Oklahoma State University
Associate Professor, Environmental Soils and Management
      Agronomy
      Kansas State University
University Distinguished Professor, Soil Microbiology
      Agronomy
      Kansas State University
Associate Professor, Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management
      Agronomy
      Kansas State University
Assistant Professor, Precision Nutrient Management
      Plant and Soil Sciences
      Oklahoma State University
Associate Professor
      School of Meteorology
      University of Oklahoma
Consultation Program Manager
      Agricultural Division
      Noble Research Institute

Graduate Students

Project Co-Investigators

Project Directors

Dan Devlin   Project Director (PD)
Director
      Kansas Center for Agricultural Resources and the
      Environment (KCARE), Kansas State University
Jean Steiner   Co-Project Director (Co-PD)
Supervisory Soil Scientist

     Grazinglands Research Laboratory
     USDA, Agricultural Research Service

Project Team


Over 60 collaborators are currently affiliated with the Grazing CAP project and form a region-wide network including collaborators from Oklahoma State University, the University of Oklahoma, Kansas State University, Tarleton State University, the Samuel R. Noble Foundation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service laboratories in El Reno, Oklahoma and Bushland, Texas. The team includes agronomists, animal scientists, engineers, soil scientists, sociologists, ecologists, meteorologists, economists, extension personnel, and producer collaborators.

Zhenhua Zhou
Ph. D. Student, Research Assistant
     Earth Observation and Modeling Facility (EOMF)
      University of Oklahoma
Tracy Jennings
Associate Research Scientist
      Amarillo Research and Extension Center
      Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Jie Wang
Ph. D. Student, Research Assistant
     Earth Observation and Modeling Facility (EOMF)
      University of Oklahoma
Paul Flanagan
Graduate Research Assistant
     School of Meteorology
      University of Oklahoma
Heather Shaffery
Graduate Research Assistant
     Education/K-20 Center
      University of Oklahoma


Tiffany Carter
 Graduate Research Assistant
      Agronomy

      Kansas State University

Aksel Wiseman
Graduate Research Assistant
     Animal Science
      Oklahoma State University
Assistant Professor, Extension Specialist
      Wheat and Forages, Agronomy
      Kansas State University
James Lasquites 
Graduate Teaching Assistant
     Plant and Soil Sciences
      Oklahoma State University
Courtney Spencer
Graduate Research Assistant
     Animal Science
      Oklahoma State University
Sara Place
Senior Director, Sustainable Beef Production Resarch
    National Cattlemen's Beef Association
Dennis Wallin
Information Technology Specialist

     Grazinglands Research Laboratory
     USDA, Agricultural Research Service

Research Associate
      Center for Spatial Analysis, Department of Microbiology         and Plant Biology
      Oklahoma State University
Patrick Starks
Research Soil Scientist

     Great Plains Agroclimate and Natural Resources Unit
     USDA, Agricultural Research Service

Research Ecologist
      Forage and Livestock Production Research Unit
      USDA, Agricultural Research Service
Research Animal Scientist
     Forage and Livestock Production Research Unit
     USDA, Agricultural Research Service
Amber Campbell
Project Manager
      Kansas Center for Agricultural Resources and the Environment (KCARE)
Kansas State University 
Mike Grusak
Plant Physiologist

     Children's Nutrition Research Center
     USDA, Agricultural Research Service

Mark Hodges
Executive Director
     Plains Grains, Inc./Oklahoma Genetics, Inc.
Lisa French
Project Coordinator
     Cheney Lake Watershed, Inc.
Brandon Reavis
Grazing Land Specialist, Oklahoma
      Ecological Sciences and Conservation Planning
      Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
Randy Taylor
Assistant Director
     Agriculture and Natural Resources
     Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service
David Kraft
State Rangeland Management Specialist, Kansas
      Grazing Land Conservation Initiative (GLCI)
      Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

External Advisory Committee

Associate Professor, Range Beef Cattle Nutrition
      Animal Science
      Oklahoma State University
Narayanan Kannan
Associate Research Scientist
      Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research (TIAER)
      Tarleton State University
Soils & Crops Consultant
      Consulting Services
      Noble Research Institute