Project Team

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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 Co-Investigators

Hugh Aljoe
Consultation Program Manager
Agricultural Division
Noble Research Institute


Linda Atkinson
Associate Director for K-12 Partnerships
K20 Center
University of Oklahoma 


Jeffrey Basara
Associate Professor
School of Meteorology
University of Oklahoma

 

Barbara Brown

Food Specialist, Associate Professor
Nutritional Sciences
Oklahoma State University


Andy Cole
Retired - Supervisory Research Animal Scientist
Conservation and Production Research Laboratory
USDA, Agricultural Research Service


Sam Coleman
Retired - Research Animal Scientist
Grazinglands Research Laboratory
USDA, Agricultural Research Service


Jaymelynn Farney
Assistant Professor, Extension Specialist
Animal Sciences and Industry
Kansas State University 

 

Walter Fick
Associate Professor, Range Management
Agromony
Kansas State University


Prasanna Gowda
Agricultural Engineer
Conservation and Production Research Laboratory
USDA, Agricultural Research Service

 

David Lalman
Associate Professor
Animal Sciences
Oklahoma State University

 

James Locke
Soils & Crops Consultant
Consulting Services
Noble Research Institute

 

Romulo Lollato
Assistant Professor, Extension Specialist
Wheat and Forages, Agronomy
Kansas State University


Gerad Middendorf
Professor
Sociology
Kansas State University 

 

Corey Moffet
Rangeland Scientist
Southern Plains Range Research Station
USDA, Agricultural Research Service
 

Tyson Ochsner
Associate Professor, Applied Soil Physics
Plant and Soil Sciences
Oklahoma State University 

 

Edward Osei
Senior Research Economist
Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research (TIAER)
Tarleton State University

 

DeAnn Presley
Associate Professor, Environmental Soils and Management
Agronomy
Kansas State University

 

Ryan Reuter
Associate Professor, Range Beef Cattle Nutrition
Animal Science
Oklahoma State University
 

Charles Rice
University Distinguished Professor, Soil Microbiology
Agronomy
Kansas State University

 

Alex Rocateli
Assistant Professor, Forage Systems
Plant and Soil Sciences
Oklahoma State University
 

Dorivar Ruiz Diaz
Associate Professor, Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management
Agronomy
Kansas State University

 

Ali Saleh
Associate Director
Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research (TIAER)
Tarleton State University


Al Sutherland
Assistant Extension Specialist
Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Oklahoma State University


Peter Tomlinson
Assistant Professor, Environmental Quality
Agronomy
Kansas State University

 

Justin Waggoner 

Associate Professor, Extension Specialist
Animal Sciences and Industry
Kansas State University


Jason Warren
Assistant Professor, Soil and Water Conservation/Management Extension Specialist

Plant and Soil Sciences
Oklahoma State University 

 

Xiangming Xiao
Professor
Earth Observation and Modeling Facility (EOMF)
University of Oklahoma

Research Scientists

Narayanan Kannan
Associate Research Scientist
Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research (TIAER)
Tarleton State University

 

Jim Neel

Research Animal Scientist

Forage and Livestock Production Research Unit
USDA, Agricultural Research Service


Rewati Niraula
Senior Research Associate
Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research (TIAER)
Tarleton State University

 

Brian Northup

Research Ecologist

Forage and Livestock Production Research Unit
USDA, Agricultural Research Service


Brekke Peterson Munks
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Fellow
Grazinglands Research Laboratory
USDA, Agricultural Research Service

 

Bijay Pokhrel
Senior Research Associate
Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research (TIAER)
Tarleton State University


Sonisa Sharma
Post-doctoral Researcher
Rangeland and Pasture Research
USDA, Agricultural Research Service

 

Patrick Starks
Research Soil Scientist
Great Plains Agroclimate and Natural Resources Unit
USDA, Agricultural Research Service


Stephen Teet
Physical Science Technician
Grazinglands Research Laboratory
USDA, Agricultural Research Service


Richard Todd
Soil Scientist
Conservation and Production Research Laboratory
USDA, Agricultural Research Service


Ken Turner
Research Animal Scientist
Forage and Livestock Production Research Unit
USDA, Agricultural Research Service

 

Pradeep Wagle

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


Heidi Waldrip
Research Soil Scientist
Conservation and Production Research Laboratory
USDA, Agricultural Research Service

 

Dennis Wallin
Information Technology Specialist

Grazinglands Research Laboratory
USDA, Agricultural Research Service

Graduate Students

Priyanka Aggalaiah Manjunatha
Graduate Research Assistant
Plant and Soil Sciences
Oklahoma State University


Rajen Bajgain
Graduate Research Assistant
Earth Observation and Modeling Faciltiy (EOMF)
University of Oklahoma

 

Tiffany Carter
Graduate Research Assistant
Agronomy
Kansas State University

 

Amanda de Oliveira
Graduate Research Assistant
Agronomy
Kansas State University

 

Paul Flanagan
Graduate Research Assistant
School of Meteorology
University of Oklahoma

 

Kyle Horn
Graduate Research Assistant
Animal Science
Oklahoma State University


 

Brent Jaenisch
Graduate Research Assistant
Agronomy
Kansas State University


James Lasquites 
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Plant and Soil Sciences
Oklahoma State University


Rafael Maeoka
Graduate Research Assistant
Agronomy
Kansas State University

 

Adam McGee
Graduate Research Assistant
Animal Science
Oklahoma State University

 

Johanie Rivera Zayas
Graduate Research Assistant
Agronomy
Kansas State University

 

Heather Shaffery
Graduate Research Assistant
Education/K-20 Center
University of Oklahoma

 

Ryann Wakefield
Graduate Research Assistant
School of Meteorology
University of Oklahoma

 

Jie Wang
Ph. D. Student, Research Assistant
Earth Observation and Modeling Facility (EOMF)
University of Oklahoma

 

Aksel Wiseman
Graduate Research Assistant
Animal Science
Oklahoma State University

 

Yao Zhang
Ph. D. Student, Research Assistant
Earth Observation and Modeling Facility (EOMF)

University of Oklahoma

 

Yuting Zhou
Ph. D. Student, Research Assistant
Earth Observation and Modeling Facility (EOMF)
University of Oklahoma

 

Zhenhua Zhou
Ph. D. Student, Research Assistant
Earth Observation and Modeling Facility (EOMF)
University of klahoma

Project Staff

 

Amber Campbell
Project Manager
Kansas Center for Agricultural Resources and the Environment (KCARE)
Kansas State University 
 

Kathy Gehl
Extension Program Coordinator
Agronomy
Kansas State University 
 

External Advisory Committee

 Lisa French
Project Coordinator

Cheney Lake Watershed, Inc. 

 

Mike Grusak
Plant Physiologist
Children's Nutrition Research Center
USDA, Agricultural Research Service

 

Gregg Hadley
Assistant Director
Extension agriculture, natural resources, and community development
Kansas State Research and Extension

 

Mark Hodges
Executive Director
Plains Grains, Inc./Oklahoma Genetics, Inc.

 

David Kraft
State Rangeland Management Specialist, Kansas
Grazing Land Conservation Initiative (GLCI)
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) 

 

Sara Place

Senior Director, Sustainable Beef Production Resarch
National Cattlemen's Beef Association

 

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