The purpose of Extension is to disseminate research results and knowledge beyond the campus, specifically to farmers and consumers. This mission to provide applied information directly to our producers and consumers is what directs my extension focus.
Samples of extension presentations and resources developed during my time at Kansas State University and the University of Maryland Extension are below.
As a graduate research assistant, my extension focus is oriented toward crop management and livestock economics. Sample presentations and resources developed for extension purposes can be seen below.
KFMA Cow Calf Factsheet: Preconditioning Practices. Kansas State University Extension. https://agmanager.info/kfma/research-articles/kfma-cow-calf-factsheet-preconditioning-practices
KFMA Cow Calf Factsheet: Breeding and Calving. Kansas State University Extension. https://agmanager.info/kfma/research-articles/kfma-cow-calf-factsheet-breeding-and-calving
KFMA Cow Calf Factsheet: Feed and Pasture Management. Kansas State University Extension. https://agmanager.info/kfma/research-articles/kfma-cow-calf-factsheet-feed-and-pasture-management
A Snapshot of Kansas Cow-Calf Producers: An Analysis of 2018 Kansas Farm Management Association Cow-Calf Enterprises. Kansas State University Extension. https://agmanager.info/kfma/research-articles/snapshot-kansas-cow-calf-producers
Crop Profitability and Management in Kansas, Kansas State University, Ag Lenders Conference
Implementation & Economic Impacts of a Traceability Program on Beef Industry Stakeholders, AAEA Graduate Extension Competition
I served as the Faculty Extension Assistant for Beginning Farmer Success Program from August 2014 to August 2015. This position required me to provide and coordinate statewide introductory workshops for beginning farmers on various topics including agribusiness, livestock production, crop management, and more. I worked closely with County Extension Agents to provide curriculum and series information in effort to reach beginning farmers across the state. Partnerships with other agriculture groups allowed us to address the issues of land, labor and capital for our beginning farmers. A sample of my presentations and resources developed are below.
Beginning Farmer Handbook. Beale, B., H.E. Shear, S. Dill. (2014) Maryland Beginning Farmer Guidebook. University of Maryland Extension. 201pp
Successful Farming Strategies in Maryland. University of Maryland Extension, Beginning Farmer
Land, Labor, & Capital in Appalachia: How We Can Help. University of Maryland Extension, Appalachia Grows Conference