William Henry Coop – 2014 Inductee

(On this date, August 18, 2014, the Osborne County Hall of Fame is pleased to present to the world the second of the five members of the new OCHF Class of 2014)

The grave of William and Nora Coop, Fern Prairie Cemetery, Camas, Washington.
The graves of William and Nora Coop, Fern Prairie Cemetery, Camas, Washington. Photo courtesy of findagrave.com.

William Henry Coop was born in Portis, Osborne County, Kansas on May 22, 1935.  The son of Henry and Dorothy (Hoel) Coop, William moved around quite a lot in his life, living in Oregon, Washington, California, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Texas in addition to Kansas.

He spent the majority of his career in several prestigious aerospace industry leadership roles before co-founding the Entronics Corp of Dallas, Texas in 1984 with his wife, Nora (Adams) Coop.  The couple were also certified commercial pilots who raised two children, William and Kathryn.

William’s aerospace achievements peaked in the 1970s when he led the team of engineers responsible for the design and deployment of the soil sampling equipment for NASA’s two Viking Explorer spacecraft that successfully landed on Mars in 1975.  William’s name is engraved on plaques attached to both Viking Landers, which still remain today on the surface of the Red Planet.

In later years the Coops moved to Camas, Clark County, Washington, where William passed away on June 23, 2012.  He was laid to rest in the Fern Prairie Cemetery at Camas, Washington.

SOURCES: Portis Independent newspaper, May 23, 1935 & May 30, 1935; Marge Albright, Downs, Kansas; Straub’s Funeral Home, Camas, Washington (www.straubsfuneralhome.com); http://www.findagrave.com.

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Michael W. Dryden – 2013 Inductee

(On this date, October 5, 2013, the Osborne County Hall of Fame is pleased to present to the world the first of the five members of the new OCHF Class of 2013)

Michael W. Dryden BS, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVM

University Distinguished Professor of Veterinary Parasitology

Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS 66506

 

BIOGRAPHY:

Michael W. DrydenMichael W. Dryden was born on May 12, 1959 in Osborne, Kansas.  Mike’s parents are Dixie (Pierce) Blunt and Victor Dryden (1933-1986).  His mother was born and raised in Osborne and his dad was born and raised in Stockton, Kansas.  Mike went to elementary school and middle school in Osborne and Downs, Kansas .  Mike is a 1977 graduate of Waconda East High School in Cawker City, Kansas.  Mike was an excellent student athlete in high school and was honored to receive 1st Team All-State in football his senior year.

It was in high school that he met and started dating Joan Winkel from Glen Elder, Kansas and the two were married in 1979.   Following graduation from high school in May of 1977, Mike attended Kansas State University majoring in Wildlife Biology.  He was accepted into the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University in the fall of 1980.  Mike was awarded his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1982 and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree in 1984.

After graduating from the College of Veterinary Medicine, Mike, Joan and their son Shawn moved to Beloit, Kansas, where in May of 1984 Mike worked as a mixed animal practitioner with Dr. Charles Luke at the Solomon Valley Veterinary Hospital.  Mike, Joan and Shawn moved to Wichita, Kansas where he was employed in August 1985 as a small animal practitioner at Bogue Animal Hospital West.

Then in July 1986 Mike was accepted as a Graduate Research Assistant in Veterinary Parasitology at Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in West Lafayette, Indiana.  Mike, Joan and Shawn moved to West Lafayette in August 1986.  Their daughter Sarah was born while they were at Purdue.  During his graduate program at Purdue his studies included both Veterinary Parasitology and Medical/Veterinary Entomology.  With his primary research focus being the biology of fleas infesting dogs and cats.  He was in fact the first veterinarian in the world to get a doctorate studying flea biology.  At Purdue University Mike earned both a MS (May 1988) and a PhD (May 1990) in Veterinary Parasitology.  It was while a graduate student at Purdue that the veterinary students started calling him “Dr. Flea.”

Upon completion of the graduate program Mike accepted an offer from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University and in June of 1990 Mike, Joan, Shawn and daughter Sarah moved to Manhattan KS.

Mike is recognized as a passionate educator.  He co-taught the Veterinary Parasitology course in the College of Veterinary Medicine from 1990 to 2001 and became course coordinator in 2002 and has been a guest lecturer in several other courses.  In 2010 along with Dr. Patricia Payne he developed the “Evidenced Based Small Animal Clinical Parasitology Training Course” at Kansas State University.  The unique course is the first of its kind developed in the world.  This week long course is designed to provide technical service veterinarians working in industry and veterinarians in academia a comprehensive clinical education in the areas of the biology, epidemiology, treatment and control of fleas, ticks, mites, heartworms, and intestinal parasites of dogs and cats.  Since 2010 almost 100 veterinarians from the U.S., Canada, Australia and Europe have attended the course.  The course has become so popular that the sessions book up a year in advance.

At the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University Mike has developed a research program that has been involved in three primary areas: (1) biology and control of fleas and ticks infesting dogs and cats, (2) investigations into the interactions and disease transmission of urban wildlife with domestic pets and humans and (3) diagnosis and control of gastrointestinal parasites of dogs and cats.

Research projects in the area of flea and tick biology and control have constituted the majority of this research effort. His research team has conducted laboratory and field evaluations of prospective flea and tick products in Manhattan, Kansas and Tampa, Florida, including investigations of the largest selling flea and tick products in the world; ActivylÒ, AdvantageÒ, CapstarÒ, ComfortisÒ, FrontlineÒ plus, K9 AdvantixÒ, ProgramÒ, RevolutionÒ, SentinelÒ and VectraÒ 3D.

Conducting such a large research program has necessitated cooperative research with numerous faculty and students.  The team has co-authored research grants and publications with faculty and graduate students in the Departments of Clinical Sciences, Entomology, Biology and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Kansas State University.  He has also co-authored publications with numerous researchers at other Universities.

Mike was promoted to Full Professor in the Department Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University in 1999.  In addition he has adjunct professor status in the Department of Entomology, Kansas State University and the Center for Urban and Industrial Pest Management, Purdue University.

“The world has more than 2,000 different kinds of fleas, but there is only one species that commonly infests dogs and cats in North America. Americans spend more than $1.5 billion a year trying to fight this pest on their pets. Michael W. Dryden says people should know their enemy and not assume all flea products are created equal.

“Dryden is considered one of the world’s foremost experts on fleas and ticks that infest dogs and cats and was once the subject of a documentary about his work with fleas. He has been an expert source on fleas for The Wall Street Journal and ‘Good Morning America.’” – From Kansas State University Short Bios at http://www.k-state.edu/media/mediaguide/bios/drydenbio.html.

Dryden’s research has radically changed the veterinary profession’s understanding of flea and tick ecology.  In addition he has developed novel methods for evaluating flea and tick control products and proposed new concepts that revolutionized flea and tick control.  Virtually every major pharmaceutical company utilizes his laboratory and research team to help develop and evaluate their flea and tick control products.

In 2007 Mike was honored to receive an endowment from the Merial Corporation to establish the “Dryden-Merial Tick Research Center at Kansas State University”.  This endowment help fund a tick research laboratory and provide salary for an additional research technician.

Mike’s clinical parasitology research has generated over 125 basic and applied research journal articles, 8 book chapters and over 100 published scientific abstracts.  The importance of his research on the veterinary profession and his passion as an educator is exemplified by the fact that he has been invited to lecture in over 21 countries (many multiple times), presenting over 850 invited seminars at national and international scientific conferences, numerous colleges of veterinary medicine around the world and dozens of veterinary continuing education symposiums. His research has also received both National and International media recognition with Mike appearing in segments on Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, the Discovery Channel, Mona Lisa Productions in France, and televised appearances in Canada, England, and Spain, and interviews and articles in over 100 newspapers and magazines.

Mike has been recognized with numerous awards and honors.

  • 1995: the “Pfizer Award for Research Excellence” for contributions that significantly advance our knowledge of animal health.
  • 2002: Founding member of the Companion Animal Parasite Council
  • 2005: the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association’s “KSU-Distinguished Service Award”
  • 2006: the “Teaching Excellence Award” in recognition of outstanding instruction of second year veterinary students.
  • 2006: designated the “Frick Professor of Veterinary Medicine”. An endowed professorship recognizing and honoring a faculty member who has developed an exemplary national and international reputation in veterinary medicine.
  •  2007: the “Recognition Award in Urban Entomology” by the North Central Branch of the Entomological Society of America.
  • 2010: the “Excellence in Teaching Award” from the American College of Veterinary Dermatology. Recognizing contributions to the education of future veterinary dermatologists at American College of Veterinary Dermatology Residents’ Forum.
  • 2010: honored as the “Veterinarian of the Year” presented at the Purina® Pro Plan® 56th Annual Show Dogs of the Year® Awards, presented by Dogs In Review® at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.
  • 2011: Honored with the designation of “University Distinguished Professor” at Kansas State University.  The UDP designation represents the highest honor Kansas State University can bestow on its faculty, an award that recognizes those making outstanding contributions to teaching, research, and service to their professions and communities.
  • 2011:  designated a Charter Diplomate in Parasitology in the American College of Veterinary Microbiology subspecialty Veterinary Parasitology
  • In addition, in a survey conducted in 2005 of leading Veterinary Dermatologists they stated that Dr. Dryden’s flea research was the “most significant scientific advancement in modern Veterinary Dermatology”.
  • Mike was also awarded a U.S. patent for development of the most efficient flea trapping system ever invented (M.W. Dryden, A.B. Broce & K.E. Hampton.  Patent # 5,231,790, August 3, 1993).

Mike currently lives in Manhattan, Kansas with his wife, Joan.  Their son Shawn is a graphic and web design artist at New Boston Creative Group who lives in Manhattan with his wife Mindy (Bates) Dryden and daughter Harper.  Mike and Joan’s daughter Sarah also lives in Manhattan and works as a supervisor for Vets First Choice.

Mike is an avid hiker and nature photographer.  He has been interested in wildlife and conservation most of his life and was majoring in wildlife biology when he was accepted in the College of Veterinary Medicine.   Mike and Joan have made numerous hiking and photography trips to the Grand Teton and Rocky Mountain National Parks.  In addition they have traveled to Arches National Park, Denali National Park, Katmai National Park, Lake Clark National Park, Glacier National Park, Olympic National Park, Red Woods National Park, Saguaro National Park, Yellowstone National Park and Zion National Park. Invitations to lecture in exotic locations and various countries have afforded him the opportunity to practice his photography in Hawaii, on Islands on the Great Barrier Reef, Kruger and Pilanesburg National Parks in South Africa and throughout Western Europe.

Examples of his photography can be found at www.drmichaeldryden.com.

1.Mike and Joan in New York City as he receives the Veterinary of the Year award for 2010 and at K-State when he was awarded the title of University Distinguished Professor.
1. Mike and Joan in New York City as he receives the Veterinary of the Year award for 2010 and at K-State when he was awarded the title of University Distinguished Professor.
2.Mike showing the flea trap that he helped develop and patented at K-State.
2. Mike showing the flea trap that he helped develop and patented at K-State.
3.Mike in the Parasitology Diagnostic Laboratory.
3. Mike in the Parasitology Diagnostic Laboratory.
4.Mike & Joan at the dedication of the Dryden-Merial Tick Research building.
4. Mike & Joan at the dedication of the Dryden-Merial Tick Research building.
6.Mike’s hobby is photography.
5. Mike’s hobby is photography.

Fern Amber (Harris) Storer – 2006 Inductee

Award winning editor, intellectual, gracious hostess, devoted wife and friend, proud native Kansan and transplanted Kentuckian, perfectionist.  Fern Storer was all that and more.  As food editor for the Cincinnati Post, Fern used those traits to give people an idea of how to do things right.

Fern Amber Harris was born March 25, 1906 in a log house in Kill Creek Township, Osborne County, Kansas.  She was the daughter of Edward and Lydia Harris.  Fern earned a bachelor’s degree in home economics from Kansas State University in 1928.  She then taught school at Westmoreland, Kansas, before marrying Sheldon B. Storer (whom she had met in college) in Kill Creek Township on August 2, 1931.

Sheldon and Fern lived in St. Louis for six years, then moved to Covington, Kentucky, where she began a six year stint as director of dietary services at William Booth Memorial Hospital.  Later Sheldon worked for Westinghouse Electric as an electrical engineer while Fern served as home economics consultant for Family Services of Cincinnati, and in 1946 she began writing a food column for the Cincinnati Post.  During her 25 years as food editor from 1951 to 1976, Fern expanded the food section from a single column to several pages.

Fern was a registered dietitian and became nationally influential with her cooking ideas.  From 1976 to 1985 Fern published the nationally-syndicated column Microminders, in which she pioneered many of the microwave cooking ideas and recipes that later became the standards in the field.

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“[It is] important, I think, is to emphasize the fact that Fern Storer was a registered dietitian. This alone set her apart from most of her food-editor contemporaries. The [Cincinnati] Post asked her to write a weekly food article in those beginning years, before there was a food section, because Post editors assumed she knew her stuff, which Fern certainly did. Much food coverage in magazines and newspapers was written then and still is by chefs or journalism graduates, not food majors or dietitians with 4- or 5-year academic degrees. Fern was a genius at sprinkling nutrition information, which can be technical and boring, into her food writing and recipe instructions. It was a painless way to take the medicine of how to eat what’s good for us. I remember one story Fern did on carrots that was nutritionally informative and made cooked carrots sound better than candy. It turned out to be an award-winning article . . . not easy to do with such humble subject matter. Fern knew how. Her Post readers loved her . . . long after she retired.”

“In the interests of accuracy, a passion for any historian, let the record show that Fern was an occasional judge of the Pillsbury Bake-Off, among many other local and national cooking contests. There never was a “chief judge” of the Bake-Off. It was an honor passed around among the 100 or so food editors of major metropolitan dailies in those years.” – Joyce Rosencrans.

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 In 1963 Fern was the recipient of Kansas State University’s Distinguished Service Award.  She was also the recipient of the Award of Merit from the American Meat Institute.

Sheldon Storer passed away in 1988.  In 1989 Fern published her own cookbook, Recipes Remembered, which is still in print.  She herself passed away on May 28, 2002, in Covington, Kentucky at the age of 96 years.  Both are interred in the Osborne City Cemetery in Osborne, Kansas.

James C. Votruba, President of Northern Kentucky University, called Fern “An incredible person. She was a friend of the university and a friend of mine.  She said she lived so long because she wanted to see how life would turn out.”  Upon her death the Sheldon B. and Fern H. Storer Honors Scholarship at Northern Kentucky University was established.

Also upon Fern’s death her beloved 14.5-acre home of 61 years, with its wide acreage of flower, herb, and vegetable gardens and large numbers of deciduous and hardwood trees, was donated to Northern Kentucky University to later be used to endow a professorship at the university.  In 2003 the land was sold to the city of Fort Wright, Kentucky for $790,000.  In 2004 it was announced that the land would be made into a state historical park to showcase the Civil War-era battery preserved on the property by the Storers.

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 Students touch piece of history

Hooper Battery is being unearthed, restored

By William Croyle
Cincinnati Enquirer staff writer
Friday, October 1, 2004

FORT WRIGHT – As 6,000 Confederate troops marched from Lexington toward Cincinnati on September 10, 1862, they stopped in Fort Mitchell.

Staring down at them from hilltops that stretched eight miles from Ludlow to Fort Thomas were 72,000 Union troops and militia. The Confederates camped for two nights before withdrawing.

Cincinnati was defended without a shot being fired.

“It was one of the most famous Civil War battles that never happened,” Dave Brown told fifth-graders from St. Agnes School on Wednesday at the Battery Hooper site. Brown, dressed in Civil War garb, is a member of the Mid-States Living History Association, a group that re-enacts Civil War history. They were taking part in Battery Hooper Day, celebrating the preservation of one of only six Civil War fortifications left in Northern Kentucky.

Students from St. Agnes Elementary, Fort Wright, and Bishop Brossart High School learned about life in the 1860s and sifted dirt for relics.

“We’re getting to interact,” said Erin Robinson, a junior from Bishop Brossart who found three bullets. “You actually get to touch a piece of history.”

“I like learning about history when you can see it like this,” said 10-year-old Michaela Beechem from St. Agnes.

The battery is a U-shaped wall made of soil, about 30 feet long and 6 feet high. Behind it is an artillery wall where two cannons were stationed. The battery and wall have been preserved underground since the late Sheldon and Fern Storer built their house and planted grass on the land in the early 1940s.  Fern Storer died in 2002 and bequeathed the house and 14.5 acres to the Northern Kentucky University Foundation.  The school sold it last year to Fort Wright for $790,000.  The money is being used for scholarships. The land and home will be a park and museum.

The battery site is being unearthed and restored by Fort Wright, NKU and the Behringer-Crawford Museum with a $32,000 grant from the Scripps Howard Foundation Center for Civic Engagement.

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 Fern and Sheldon Storer’s former home and grounds are now the James A. Ramage Civil War Museum.  The museum officially opened on June 30, 2005, with a dedication held on August 20, 2005.

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New Ramage Civil War Museum

A high-efficiency test kitchen, tricked out with a space-age refrigerator, stainless steel cabinetry, and wall tiles, is one of the focal points of a new museum dedicated to preserving and interpreting northern Kentucky’s role in the Civil War from 1862.

At the James A. Ramage Civil War Museum in Fort Wright, in the midst of displays of Confederate money, tintypes, a children’s card game called Spy, a medical field bag, and artillery, is the heart of the home–and a time capsule of futuristic 1950s-era kitchens–where previous owner Fern Storer tested recipes. From 1951 to 1976, Storer was the food editor at The Cincinnati Post. The author of Recipes Remembered: A Collection of Modernized Nostalgia, published by Highland House Books in 1989, Storer was also known as a pioneer of microwave cookery.  Her husband, an electrical engineer, made sure that she had a top-flight kitchen.

Like her cookbook, Storer’s kitchen is a link between now and then. It sits not far from Battery Hooper, a 6-foot-high earthen wall raised smack on Storer’s front lawn nearly 80 years before she and her husband built their home here. The fortified cannon battery, named for industrialist William Hooper, who financed its 1861 construction, is located on a hilltop overlooking the Licking River valley. One of 28 such batteries built by Union forces in an 8-mile arc in northern Kentucky to defend against Confederate attacks, Battery Hooper is one of just six remaining today.

“It is good to remember Fern Storer,” says James Ramage, in whose honor the museum was named. Ramage, a Regents professor of history at Northern Kentucky University and author of numerous articles and several books on the Civil War, including Gray Ghost: The Life of Col. John Singleton Mosby (University Press of Kentucky, 1999), was instrumental in transforming the property into a museum.

“The Storers covered it over with fill dirt in 1941 so they’d have a nice lawn,” says Ramage. “And in doing so, they saved the battery for us. It’s never been pitted or dug. It’s unusual to have a Civil War site that no one’s been in searching with metal detectors.”

Since recovery operations began at the site two years ago, supervised digs involving the public have taken place and unearthed the remains of several Civil War-era artifacts.

The stately house-turned-museum sits in a park-like hush with a sweeping valley vista from the battery. Inside, an equally impressive scene awaits with framed portraits and posters lining the walls and glass cases. General Lew Wallace, who would claim greater fame almost 20 years later as the author of Ben-Hur, stares sternly from the wall. The story of the Black Brigade, forced to help defend the area and build the fortifications, is recounted next to the national flag honoring their service. There are Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) medals and a diary, all of which narrate a pivotal moment in history.

The Harris family on a day drive. Mother Lydia, Fern, Father Edward, and Grandmother Hanna (Harris) Pruett.
Fern Harris with her doll Bertha.

The Sheldon & Fern Storer home in winter.
Part of the Storer house grounds.
Fern Storer in her yard.
Fern Storer in her office.
The former Storer home is now the James A. Ramage Civil War Museum.
The Ramage Civil War Museum during the Hooper Days celebration of 2006.

Martin M. Mohler – 1996 Inductee / Jacob Christian Mohler – 1997 Inductee

THE MOHLERS

Martin and His Son, Jacob Christian, Each a Secretary of Agriculture in Kansas

Martin M. Mohler.

“One of my prized possessions is a group picture of three young men.  Underneath is inscribed ‘The Second Graduating Class of Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois–1861.’  One of these young men was my grandfather, Martin M. Mohler.  Martin was born in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, on March 20, 1830.  The founder of the Mohlers in this country was Ludwig Mohler, who come to America from Switzerland in August 1730, settling in Pennsylvania.

Martin moved with his parents to Lewistown, Pennsylvania, in 1840 and began teaching school at age seventeen.  After six years he entered the Mount Morris Rock River Seminary for a two-year course of instruction.

He then attended Northwestern University, after which he then returned to Pennsylvania and engaged in teaching at Lewistown High School.  On May 15, 1862, he married Lucinda C. Hoover and the couple had five children.  In 1864 he was appointed Mifflin County Superintendent of Schools to fill a vacancy.  He was reelected to two more terms before stepping down in 1869.  That same year he bought and assumed charge of the Kishacoquilla Seminary until 1871, when failing health induced him to move to Kansas.

Mr. Mohler was interested in politics.  A letter of his reports ‘I attended the National Convention at Chicago, which nominated Abraham Lincoln for President and had the honor of shaking his hand at a reception held in Evanston.’  In June 1871 Mr. Mohler, his wife, and their two-year old daughter, Margaret (my mother) came to Kansas, first stopping in Lawrence, then upon hearing of the Pennsylvania Colony’s settlement in Osborne County, moved west and settled on a half-section homestead in Corinth Township, Osborne County, Kansas.  He improved his land, planting trees, flowers, crops, and surrounding it with hedges.  I shall never forget the stories my grandmother told me about life on a farm in the 1870s.  One day an Indian walked into her home, stuck his hand into a bowl of what he thought was sugar, took a big mouthful, spit out the salt and tramped out muttering ‘Bad, bad squaw.’  Another time my grandfather took his daughter, Margaret, to see the Indians dancing around the campfire.  Suddenly one Indian began chasing her.  Her father called to her to drop her little red shawl.  She did–this is what the Indian wanted.  After this, my mother would always hide under the bed when Indians came to her house, because ‘I wanted to keep my long, black hair.’

This sod dugout in Corinth Township, Osborne County, Kansas, was the home to two future Kansas Agriculture Secretaries in the later 1870s/early 1880s. Father Martin Mohler stands at left while son Jacob Mohler can be seen at far right.

Mohler continued to farm and served as County Treasurer of Osborne County for two terms, from 1878 to l881.  Also during this time, four more children were born:  Laura, Jacob, Frank, and Reuben.  All the children received their early education in District 32, Fairview School, a one-room school built on the corner of the Mohler farm.

Martin Mohler was described as a successful farmer with progressive ideas.  In 1877 he joined the State Agricultural Society, which was later taken under the support of the state.  In 1888 he was chosen to be Secretary of the State Board of Agriculture of Kansas, the first from the western half of the state.  The family moved to a farm southwest of Topeka, Kansas, but later moved to 1611 Mulvane in the College Hill District.  Margaret (Mrs. W. A. Neiswanger) lived next door.  Laura soon married and moved to Califomia but Jacob and Frank attended Washburn University.  At graduation Frank received a Rhodes Scholarship and studied at OxfordUniversity in England.  Later he was in China for years with the Y.M.C.A.  Jacob played on the football, basketball, and tennis teams at Washburn.

During Mr. Mohler’s regime, he felt the methods of Kansas farming required many changes, so he applied himself to the study of soils, seeds, and seasons and suggested improved methods.  The Sixth Biennial Report of the Kansas Board of Agriculture, under Martin Mohler’s direction, was awarded a medal and diploma at the Paris Exposition in 1889 as the best of its kind in the world.

Martin Mohler was a Presbyterian, a Mason, and a member of the Kansas State Historical Society, and the Sons and Daughters of Justice fraternal society.  He retired from his position as Agriculture Secretary in 1894 and passed away March 20, 1903, in Topeka, and was buried in the TopekaCemetery.

Jacob “Jake” Christian Mohler.

Jacob Christian Mohler, son of Martin, was born April 7, 1875, on the family homestead in Corinth Township.  He began working for his father’s successor, F. D. Coburn, in 1892 while attending Washburn.  In 1901 he was promoted to assistant secretary, and when Mr. Coburn retired in 1914, Jacob, always referred to as ‘Jake,’ became the second Mohler to be Secretary of the State Board of Agriculture of Kansas.  It was during Jacob’s early years that the phrase ‘Kansas Grows the Best Wheat in the World’ was coined.  He later was quoted, ‘It’s the wheat that makes us famous but it’s the corn that makes us rich,’ and he dug up statistics to prove it.  Jake, as his father before him, was never known as a desk farmer; he got out with the men of the soil, studied their problems and tried to find a solution.

Jake was married October 30, 1901, to Ruth Pearl McClintock (whose father was a noted surgeon in Kansas) at Topeka.  They had three children:  John, born December 13, l904; James, born November 4, 1907; and Marcia, born June 27, 1916.

Jake was chairman of the State Entomological Commission and editor and compiler of regular publications of the State Board of Agriculture.  During World War I he was secretary of the Kansas Council of Defense, chairman of the U.S. Food Administration, and president of the National Association of Secretaries and Commissioners of Agriculture.  He was director of the Central Trust Company of Topeka and was a member of the Topeka Chamber of Commerce, the Scottish Rite Masons, the Topeka Red Cross, and the Kansas State Historical Society.  In 1933 he was given life membership in the Kansas Illustriana Society.

On January 14, 1948, a tribute to Jake Mohler was presented at the 77th Annual Meeting of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture in Topeka.  An editorial written on the impending program had this to say concerning the Kansas Agriculture Secretary:

‘No artist on earth is capable of reducing the personality of Jake Mohler to a few square feet of canvas.  The imprint of Jake, stamped into the soil of 82,158 square miles of Kansas, is carried in the hearts and minds of several generations of her people.  During all of the long and useful years of his life he has sketched his own portrait, often gaily and always colorfully, and the brush strokes of his service to Kansas have been bold and clear and enduring. No doubt Jake himself would rather be boiled in oil than ‘done’ with it.  But in his heart will be pride and gratitude, and there will be a tear in his eye as Kansas reciprocates with this gesture of affection for the man who has loved this state and has labored for it during more than a half a century.’

W. Laird Dean, distinguished banker and director of the Santa Fe Railroad, said of Jacob Mohler at his tribute:  ‘I take off my hat to him as the man who has done more for the state of Kansas than any man now living and any man of who I know who has passed away.’

In 1950 Jacob Mohler retired after fifty-seven years with the Kansas State Board of Agriculture.  He died January 18, 1953, in Topeka and was laid to rest in the Topeka Cemetery.” — Written by Mary Neiswanger Ihinger in the Bulletin of the Shawnee County (KS) Historical Society (1951; with information added 1997).

Rodney Keith Heitschmidt – 2010 Inductee

From the Desk of Dr. Rod Heitschmidt

Heitschmidt Rodney portraitRodney Keith Heitschmidt, son of Harold and 1996 Osborne County Hall of Famer Wilma Heitschmidt, was born October 28, 1944 in Hays, Kansas.  He grew up on his parent’s farm, located three miles west of Covert, Osborne County, Kansas.  His family included an older brother Roger, and a younger sister Elaine.  His grandparents were Nick and Tillie Heitschmidt and Chris and Lovie Sigle.  His Grandpa and Grandma Heitschmidt lived about one mile northwest of his parents’ farmstead and his Grandpa and Grandma Sigle lived about three miles southeast of his parents’ farmstead.

Rod attended grade school in the two-room school in Covert. There were five in his 1959 8th grade graduating class: he; Steve Miller; Sandy Murphy; Gerald Mitchell; and Marilyn Wirth.  He attended high school in Paradise, Kansas, graduating in 1963 with seven classmates: Janice McNeal; Ken Stielow; Harold Robbins; Warren Eulert; Terry Hoopes; Don Landis; and Larry Weilert.  While in high school he was active in all sports, FFA, and choir.

Rod’s college education began in the fall of 1963 when he accepted a basketball scholarship from Fort Hays State University (FHSU) in Hays, Kansas.  He retired from basketball after his sophomore year when it became apparent to him that he was vying for one of the last bench warming positions for the mighty FHSU Tigers!

Rod married his high school sweetheart, Judy Sue Thompson, on August 21, 1965.  Shortly thereafter they moved into married couple housing—Wooster Place—on the FHSU campus.  Sue began working fulltime for Farmers State Bank and Rod part-time for Dr. Jerry Tomanek, Head of the Biology Department and later President of FHSU.  Rod completed his B.S. in Botany in 1967 and went on to complete his M.S. in 1968 under the guidance of Drs. Tomanek and Gary Hulett.  He then accepted a research assistantship at the University of Texas (i.e., Dr. Calvin McMillan) to pursue his Ph.D.

Rod and Sue moved to Austin, Texas in August 1968.  Shortly thereafter their first son, Jason Keith, was born (October 31, 1968).  At about the same time, Rod received a 1A rating from the Osborne County draft board.  After visiting with the local United States Air Force [USAF] recruiter, Rod agreed to join the USAF under a delay enlistment agreement.  Thus, he abandoned his studies at UT at the end of the first semester, accepted a position with the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Weights and Measures Laboratory while teaching a Biology 1 night class at UT.  In June 1969, Rod moved Sue and Jason to her parent’s home in Paradise before enlisting in the USAF.  His first tour of duty was as a candidate in the USAF Officer’s Training School at Lackland Air Force Base [AFB] at San Antonio, Texas.

Rod was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in September 1969.  He, Sue and Jason then moved into a three-bedroom duplex at Columbus AFB, Columbus, Mississippi, for 52 weeks of flight training.  During this time, Rod and Sue’s second son, Dustin Lee, was born (June 17, 1970).  At the end of flight school, Rod was assigned the position of T-38 instructor pilot (IP) at Laughlin AFB, Del Rio, Texas.  However, before moving to Del Rio in March 1970, Rod attended two USAF schools.  The first was the Winter Survival & POW Training School at Fairchild AFB in Spokane, Washington.  Rod declared that to be a valuable school but not a very pleasant one.  The second school was T-38 IP training at Tyndall AFB in Panama City, Florida.

In March 1970, the family moved into a rented home in Del Rio.  Later that summer, they moved into a three-bedroom duplex on Laughlin AFB.  They resided in that home until Rod separated from the USAF in August 1974.

During his time in the USAF, Rod served as an IP in M Flight, as a squadron scheduler, and eventually as a member of the Wing Standardization and Evaluation team.  Rod and Sue’s decision to resign his commission and separate from the USAF was extremely difficult as both loved the USAF family. They found the pilots’ and their families’ comradery were extraordinary, fun, exciting and uplifting.  Their time in the USAF was one of the greatest experiences of their lives.

Rod separated from the USAF in August 1974 and entered graduate school at Colorado State University (CSU) in September. Rod’s research focused on quantifying the effects of sulfur dioxide, as emitted from coal-fired electrical generation plants, on grassland ecosystems.  To this end, the family spent the summers of 1975 and 1976 in a trailer house near Ashland, Montana, where Rod headed a crew of eight in the conduct of an array of grassland field research endeavors.

Rod’s research was funded via the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory (NREL) at CSU.  He was officed in NREL and he considered himself a very lucky person to have had the experience of working with and learning from some of the finest grassland ecologists in the world.  One of the great things about NREL was that the mentors/professors treated graduate students as their equals. Working at NREL was truly a fun and exceptionally rewarding experience.

Rod graduated from CSU with his Ph.D. in rangeland ecology in August 1977.  He then accepted a position with the Texas Agriculture Experiment Station (TAES), part of Texas A&M University (TAMU).  He was officed near Vernon, Texas in the TAMU Chillicothe-Vernon Agriculture Research and Extension Center.  Although he worked at a number of sites across the Rolling Plains of Texas, his primary research site was the 3,600-acre Texas Experimental Ranch near Throckmorton.  The focus of his research was grazing management and closely associated disciplines. He was also a faculty member of the TAMU Department of Range Science.

In September 1990, Rod accepted the position of Research Leader of the 55,000-acre USDA Agriculture Research Service’s Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory (LARRL) near Miles City, Montana.  Research foci at LARRL were beef cattle genetics and reproduction physiology, range animal nutrition, and range ecology and management.  Rod’s research was focused largely on developing effective grazing/drought management tactics and strategies.  However, his primary job was “managing” the 50-member staff and the $4,000,000 budget.  For a more detailed understanding of the LARRL mission and operation, please visit www.larrl.ars.usda.gov/.

Rod retired from LARRL on December 31, 2006.  He and Sue have since moved to Pecan Plantation, a gated, golfing community located near Granbury, Texas.  Jason and his wife, Traci, and two children, Jarren (15) and Kacey (13), live in Flowermound, Texas.  Dustin died in a tragic automobile accident on October 14, 2004.  His widow, Wendy, and two children, Riley (14) and Reagan (10), live near Birmingham, Alabama.

Rod was a prolific writer throughout his career as he authored or co-authored 70-plus refereed journal articles, 50-plus book chapters and proceedings, 115-plus technical and popular articles and 85-plus abstracts.  In addition, he made over 135 invited presentations to scientific and lay audiences during his 29-year career.  He proudly served on many graduate student committees at both TAMU and Montana State University.

Rod has been the recipient of numerous professional awards including the Society for Range Management’s (SRM) Outstanding Achievement Award (1991), Fellow Award (2004) and Renner Award (2013).  He served as a Director and President (2002) of the SRM parent society, Director of the Texas section of SRM, and President (1997) of the Northern Great Plains section of SRM.  He received an Outstanding Instructor Pilot Award (1972) while serving in the USAF, the America/World Agriculture Award (2009) presented by the National Association of County Agricultural Agents, an Alumni Achievement Award from Fort Hays University (1997), and a Friend of Extension Award (2005) from the Montana State Agriculture Extension Service.

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“Dr. Heitschmidt has accomplished more in just 20 years as a research scientist than many outstanding scientists do in a lifetime.” – Fort Hays State University President Emeritus Jerry Tomanek, fellow grassland scientist, 1997.

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1. Educational Background:

1963-1967 Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS.  B.S. 1967. Major-botany. Minor-zoology.

1967-1968 Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS.  M.S. 1968. Major-botany.

1968-1969 University of Texas, Austin, TX.

1969-1974 USAF Pilot Training, Columbus AFB, MS.  Aeronautical Rating. 1970. T-38 Instructor Pilot, Laughlin, AFB, TX 1970 – 1974.

1974-1977 Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.  Ph.D. 1977. Major-rangeland ecology.

 

2. Research Experience:

1967-1968 Graduate Research Assistant, Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS

1968-1969 Graduate Research Assistant, University of Texas, Austin, TX

1974-1977 Graduate Research Assistant, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

1977-1981 Assistant Professor, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Vernon, TX

1982-1986 Associate Professor, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Vernon, TX

1987-1990 Professor, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Vernon, TX

1990-2006 GM-15, Supervisory Rangeland Scientist, USDA, ARS, Miles City, MT

 

3. Partial List of Honors and Awards:

a. Elected member, Phi Kappa Phi & Beta Beta Beta, Professional Honorary Societies. President of FHSU chapter of Beta Beta Beta, 1968

b. Selected as Outstanding Instructor Pilot, Laughlin Air Force Base, 1972

c. Nominee for Outstanding Young Scientist Award, College of Natural Resources, Colorado State University, 1986

d. Received Outstanding Achievement Award, Society for Range Management, 1991

e. Selected for Employer of the Year Award, Miles City Area Chamber of Commerce, 1994

f. Received Alumni Achievement Award, Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS, 1997

g. NPA Nominee for ARS Technology Transfer Award, 2000

h. Received Federal Laboratories Consortium Outstanding Laboratory Award for Technology Transfer, Mid-Content Region, 2002

i. Elected Fellow Award, Society for Range Management, 2003

j. Selected to receive Friend of Extension Award, Montana State University Extension Honorary Association, 2005

k. Received Service to American/World Agriculture Award from National Association of County Agriculture Agents, 2009

 

4. List of 261 Publications:

1. Heitschmidt, R. K., Hulett, G. K., and Tomanek, G.W. Vegetational map and community structure of west central Kansas Prairie. SW Natur. 14(3):337-350. 1970.

2. Heitschmidt, R. K., Lauenroth, W. K., and Dodd, J. L. Effects of controlled levels of sulphur dioxide on western wheatgrass in a southeastern Montana grassland. J. Appl. Ecol. 14:859-868. 1977.

3. Schwartz, C. C., Lauenroth, W. K., Heitschmidt, R. K., and Dodd, J. L. Effects of controlled levels of sulphur dioxide on the nutrient quality of western wheatgrass. J. Appl. Ecol. 14:869-874. 1978.

4. Heitschmidt, R. K. Relative annual broomweed abundance as related to selected climatic factors. J. Range Manage. 32:401-403. 1979.

5. Heitschmidt, R. K., Kothmann, M. M., and Rawlins, W. J. Cow-calf response to stocking rates, grazing systems and winter supplementation at the Texas Experimental Ranch. J. Range Manage. 35:204-210. 1982.

6. Heitschmidt, R. K., Price, D. L., Gordon, R. A., and Frasure, J. R. Short duration grazing at the Texas Experimental Ranch: Effects on aboveground net primary production and seasonal growth dynamics. J. Range Manage. 35:367-372. 1982.

7. Heitschmidt, R. K., Gordon, R. A., and Bluntzer, J. S. Short duration grazing at the Texas Experimental Ranch: Effects on forage quality. J. Range Manage. 35:372-374. 1982.

8. Heitschmidt, R. K., Frasure J. R., Price, D. L., and Rittenhouse, L. R. Short duration grazing at the Texas Experimental Ranch: Weight gains of growing heifers. J. Range Manage. 35:375-379. 1982.

9. Heitschmidt, R. K. Diurnal variation in weight and rates of shrink of range cows and calves. J. Range Manage. 35:717-720. 1982.

10. Whitson, R. E., Heitschmidt, R. K., Kothmann, M. M., and Lundgren, G. K. The impact of grazing systems on the magnitude and stability of ranch income in the Rolling Plains of Texas. J. Range Manage. 35:526-532. 1982.

11. Dodd, J. L., Lauenroth, W. K., and Heitschmidt, R. K. Effects of controlled S02 exposure on net primary production and plant biomass dynamics. J. Range Manage. 35:572-579. 1982.

12. Singh, J. S., Lauenroth, W. K., Heitschmidt, R. K., and Dodd, J. L. Structural and functional attributes of the vegetation of northern mixed prairie of North America. Bot. Rev. 49:117-149. 1982.

13. Heitschmidt, R. K., and Schultz, R. D. Effects of drought on a grassland in the northern Rolling Plains of Texas. SW Naturalist 30:319-320. 1985.

14. Walker, J. W., Stuth, J. W., Heitschmidt, R.K., and Dowhower, S. L. A new esophageal plug. J. Range Manage. 38:185-187. 1985.

15. Walker, J. W., Heitschmidt, R. K., and Dowhower, S. L. Evaluation of pedometers for measuring distance traveled by cattle on two grazing systems. J. Range Manage. 38:90-93. 1985.

16. Price, D. L., Heitschmidt, R. K., Dowhower, S. A., and Frasure, J. R. Rangeland vegetation response following control of brownspine pricklypear (Opuntia phaecantha) with herbicide. Weed Sci. 33:630-633. 1985.

17. Heitschmidt, R. K., Schultz, R. D., and Scifres, C. J. Herbaceous biomass dynamics and net primary production following chemical control of honey mesquite. J. Range Manage. 39:67-71. 1985.

18. Walker, J. W., and Heitschmidt, R. K. Effect of various grazing systems on type and density of cattle trails. J. Range Manage. 39:428-431. 1986.

19. Heitschmidt, R. K., Dowhower, S. L., and Walker, J. W. 14- vs. 42-paddock rotational grazing: aboveground biomass dynamics, forage production, and harvest efficiency. J. Range Manage. 40:216-223. 1987.

20. Heitschmidt, R. K., Dowhower, S. L., and Walker, J. W. 14- vs. 42-paddock rotational grazing: forage quality. J. Range Manage. 40:315-317. 1987.

21. Heitschmidt, R. K., Dowhower, S. L., and Walker, J. W. Some effects of a rotational grazing treatment on quantity and quality of available forage and amount of ground litter. J. Range Manage. 40:318-321. 1987.

22. Pluhar, J. J., Knight, R. W., and Heitschmidt, R. K. Infiltration rates and sediment production as influenced by grazing systems in the Texas Rolling Plains. J. Range Manage. 40:428-431. 1987.

23. Van Tassell, L. W., Heitschmidt, R. K., and Conner, J. R. Modeling variation of range calf growth under conditions of environmental uncertainty. J. Range Manage. 40:310-314. 1987.

24. Greene, L. W., Pinchak, W. E., and Heitschmidt, R. K. Seasonal dynamics of minerals in forages at the Texas Experimental Ranch. J. Range Manage. 40:502-506. 1987.

25. Heitschmidt, R. K., Ansley, R. J., Dowhower, S. L., Jacoby, P. W., and Price, D. L. Some observations from the excavation of honey mesquite root systems. J. Range Manage. 41:227-231. 1988.

26. Walker, J. W., Heitschmidt, R. K., and Dowhower, S. L. Some effects of a rotational grazing treatment on cattle preference for plant communities. J. Range Manage. 42:143-148. 1989.

27. Riechers, R. K., Conner, J. R., and Heitschmidt, R. K. Economic consequences of alternative stocking rate adjustment tactics: a simulation approach. J. Range Manage. 42:165-171. 1989.

28. Walker, J. W., Heitschmidt, R. K., de Moraes, E.A., Kothmann, M. M., and Dowhower, S. L. Quality and botanical composition of cattle diets under rotational and continuous grazing treatments. J. Range Manage. 42:239-242. 1989.

29. Walker, J. W., and Heitschmidt, R. K. Some effects of a rotational grazing treatment on cattle grazing behavior. J. Range Manage. 42:337-342. 1989.

30. Price, D. L., and Heitschmidt, R. K. Reductions in belowground biomass estimates from freezing of soil cores. Plant & Soil 116:273-274. 1989.

31. Heitschmidt, R. K., Dowhower, S. L., Pinchak, W. E., and Canon, S. K. Effects of stocking rate on quantity and quality of available forage in a southern mixed grass prairie. J. Range Manage. 42:468-473. 1989.

32. Walker, J. W., Stuth, J. W., and Heitschmidt, R. K. A simulation approach for evaluating field data from grazing trials. Agr. Syst. 30:301-316. 1989.

33. Pinchak, W. E., Greene, L. W., and Heitschmidt, R. K. Mineral dynamics in beef cattle diets from a southern mixed grass prairie. J. Range Manage. 42:431-433. 1989.

34. Heitschmidt, R. K., Conner, J. R., Canon, S. K., Pinchak, W. E., Walker, J. W., and Dowhower, S. L. Cow/calf production and economic returns from yearlong continuous, deferred rotation and rotational grazing treatments. J. Prod. Agr. 3:92-99. 1990.

35. Heitschmidt, R. K., Briske, D. D., and Price, D. L. Patterns of interspecific tiller defoliation in a mixed grass prairie grazed by cattle. Grass For. Sci. 45:215-222. 1990.

36. Pinchak, W. E., Canon, S. K., Heitschmidt, R. K., and Dowhower, S. L. Effect of long-term, year-long grazing at moderate and heavy rates of stocking on diet selection and forage intake dynamics. J. Range Manage. 42:304-309. 1990.

37. Carlson, D. H., Thurow, T. L., Knight, R. W., and Heitschmidt, R. K. Effect of honey mesquite on the water balance of Texas Rolling Plains rangeland. J. Range Manage. 43:491-496. 1990.

38. Heitschmidt, R. K., and Dowhower, S. L. Herbage response following control of honey mesquite within single tree lysimeters. J. Range Manage. 44:144-149. 1991.

39. McKown, C. D., Walker, J. W., Stuth, J. W., and Heitschmidt, R. K. Nutrient intake of cattle on rotational and continuous grazing treatments. J. Range Manage. 44:596-601. 1991.

40. Haferkamp, M. R., Volesky, J. D., Borman, M. M., Heitschmidt, R. K., and Currie, P. O. Effects of mechanical treatments and climatic factors on productivity of Northern Great Plains rangelands. J. Range Manage. 46:346-350. 1993.

41. Heitschmidt, R. K., Volesky, J. D., Haferkamp, M. R., and Currie, P. O. Steer performance on native and modified Northern Great Plains rangeland. J. Range Manage. 46:529-533. 1993.

42. Heitschmidt, R. K., Grings, E. E., Haferkamp, M. R., and Karl, M. G. Herbage dynamics on two Northern Great Plains range sites. J. Range Manage. 48:211-217. 1995.

43. Heitschmidt, R. K., Short, R. E., and Grings, E. E. Ecosystems, sustainability, and animal agriculture. J. Anim. Sci. 74:1395-1405. 1995.

44. Grings, E. E., Haferkamp, M. R., Heitschmidt, R. K., and Karl, M. G. Mineral dynamics in forages of the northern Great Plains. J. Range Manage. 49:234-240. 1996.

45. Short, R. E., Grings, E. E., MacNeil, M. D., Heitschmidt, R. K., Haferkamp, M. R., and Adams, D. C. Effects of time of weaning, supplement, and sire breed of calf during the fall grazing period on cow and calf performance. J. Anim. Sci. 74:1701-1710. 1996.

46. Heitschmidt, R. K. Credibility and the business of range professionals. Rangelands 18:234-237. 1996.

47. Heitschmidt, R. K., and Walker, J. W. Grazing management: technology for sustaining rangeland ecosystems? Rangeland J. 18:194-215. 1996.

48. Haferkamp, M. R., Heitschmidt, R. K., and Karl, M. G. Influence of Japanese brome on western wheatgrass yield. J. Range Manage. 50:44-50. 1997.

49. Weltzin, J. F., Archer, S., and Heitschmidt, R. K. Small-mammal regulation of vegetation structure in a temperate savanna. Ecology 78:751-763. 1997.

50. Weltzin, J. F., Dowhower, S. L., and Heitschmidt, R. K. Prairie dog effects on plant community structure in Southern mixed-grass prairie. Southwestern Naturalist 42:251-258. 1997.

51. Haferkamp, M. R., Heitschmidt, R. K., and Karl, M. G. Clipping and Japanese brome reduce western wheatgrass yield. J. Range Manage. 51:692-698. 1998.

52. Weltzin, J. F., Archer, S. R., and Heitschmidt, R. K. Defoliation and woody plant (Prosopis glandulosa) seedling regeneration: potential vs realized herbivory tolerance. Plant Ecol. 138:127-135. 1998.

53. Karl, M. G., Heitschmidt, R. K., and Haferkamp, M. R. Dynamics and patterns of flora sexual reproduction in a northern mixed grass prairie. Amer. Midl. Natur. 141:227-237. 1999.

54. Heitschmidt, R. K., Haferkamp, M. R., Karl, M. G., and Hild, A. L. Drought and grazing: I. Effects on quantity of forage produced. J. Range Manage. 52:440-446. 1999.

55. Short, R.E., MacNeil, M. D., Grings, E. E., Heitschmidt, R. K., Williams, C. B., and Bennett, G. L. Effects of growth potential, growing-finishing strategy, and time on feed on performance, composition, and efficiency of steers. J. Anim. Sci. 77:2406-2417. 1999.

56. Haferkamp, M. R., and Heitschmidt, R. K. Japanese brome impacts northern Great Plains rangelands. Great Plains Res. 9:315-327. 2000.

57. Grings, E.E., Heitschmidt, R.K., Short, R.E., and Haferkamp, M.R. Intensive early stocking for yearling cattle in the Northern Great Plains. J. Range Manage. 55:135-138. 2001.

58. Hild, A.L., Karl, M.G., Haferkamp, M.R., and Heitschmidt, R.K. Drought and Grazing III: Root dynamics and seedling emergence. J. Range Manage. 54:292-298. 2001.

59. Haferkamp, M. R., Grings, E. E., Heitschmidt, R. K., MacNeil, M. D., and Karl, M. G. Suppression of annual bromes impacts rangelands: Animal responses. J. Range Manage. 54:663-668. 2001.

60. Haferkamp, M. R., Heitschmidt, R. K., Grings, E. E., MacNeil, M. D., and Karl, M. G. Suppression of annual bromes impacts rangelands: Vegetation responses. J. Range Manage. 54:656-662. 2001.

61. Grings, E.E., Short, R.E., Haferkamp, M.R. and Heitschmidt, R.K. Animal age and sex effects on diets of grazing cattle. J. Range Manage. 54:77-81. 2001.

62. Heitschmidt, R.K., Johnson, J., and K. D. Klement. Science, social values and livestock grazing in the Great Plains. Great Plains Res. 11:361-374. 2001.

63. Haferkamp, M.R., Grings, E.E., Heitschmidt, R.K. and MacNeil, M.D. Quality and persistence of cool-season forages in the Northern Great Plains. J. Range Manage. 55:482-487. 2002.

64. Eneboe, E.J., Sowell, B.F., Heitschmidt, R.K., Karl, M.G., and Haferkamp, M.R. Drought and grazing: IV. Effects on blue grama and western wheatgrass tiller dynamics. J. Range Manage. 55:197-203. 2002.

65. Emmerich, W.E. and Heitschmidt, R.K. Drought and grazing: II. Effects on water yield and quality. J. Range Manage. 55:229-234. 2002.

66. Grings, E.E., Heitschmidt, R.K., Short, R.E., and Haferkamp, M.R. Intensive early stocking for yearling cattle in the Northern Great Plains. J. Range Manage. 55:135 138. 2002.

67. Heitschmidt, R. K., E. E. Grings, L. T. Vermeire. Is rangeland agriculture sustainable? J. Anim. Sci. (E. Suppl.): E138 – 146. 2004.

68. Grings, E.E., Short, R.E., Haferkamp, M.R., and Heitschmidt, R.K. Late summer protein supplementation for yearling cattle in the Northern Great Plains. J. Range Manage. 55:358-364. 2004.

69. Vermeire, L. T., R. K. Heitschmidt, P. S. Johnson, and B. F. Sowell. The prairie dog story: Do we have it right? Bioscience 54:689–695. 2004.

70. Heitschmidt, R.K., Klement, K.D., and Haferkamp, M.R. Interaction effects of drought and grazing on Northern Great Plains rangelands. J. Range. Ecol. Manage. 58:11-19. 2005.

71, Heitschmidt, R. K. and L. T. Vermeire. 2006. Can abundant summer precipitation counter losses in herbage production caused by spring drought? J. Range. Ecol. Manage. 59:392 – 399.

72. Vermeire, L. T., R. K. Heitschmidt, and M. R. Haferkamp. Northern prairie response following 6-year exposure to 7 grazing strategies. 2006. (Submitted to JREM).

73. Vermeire, L. T., R. K. Heitschmidt and Matthew J. Rinella. 2009. Primary productivity and precipitation-use efficiency in mixed-grass prairie: A comparison of northern and southern US sites. J. Range. Ecol. Manage. 62:230 – 239.

74. Heitschmidt, R. K. Vegetational map and community structure of a west central Kansas prairie. M.S. Thesis, Fort Hays St. Univ., Hays, KS. 24 p. 1968. (Thesis)

75. Lauenroth, W. K., Dodd, J. L., Heitschmidt, R. K., and Woodmansee, R. G. Biomass dynamics and primary production in mixed prairie grasslands in southeastern Montana; Baseline data for air pollution studies. p. 559-578. In: W. Clark (ed.) Proc. Fort Union Coal Field Symp., Eastern Mont. Coll., Billings. 1975. (Proceedings)

76. Dodd, J.L., Woodmansee, R. G., Lauenroth, W. K., Heitschmidt, R. K., and Leetham, J. W. Effects of SO2 and other coal-fired power plant emissions on producer, invertebrate consumer, and decomposer structure and function in a southeastern Montana grassland. p. 41-61. In: R.A. Lewis, N.R. Glass, and A.S. Lefohn (eds.) The Bioenvironmental Impact of a Coal-Fired Power Plant, 3rd Interim Rep., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Corvallis, OR. 1976. (Technical Report)

77. Heitschmidt, R. K. Chronic effects of SO2 on western wheatgrass in a Montana grassland. Ph.D. Dissertation. Colo. St. Univ., Ft. Collins. 100 p. 1977. (Dissertation)

78. Dodd, J. L., Lauenroth, W. K., Heitschmidt, R. K., and Leetham, J. W. First-year effects of controlled sulphur dioxide fumigation on a mixed-grass prairie ecosystem. p. 249-279. In: E. M. Preston and R. A. Lewis (eds.) The Bioenvironmental Impact of a Coal-Fired Power Plant, 3rd Interim Rep., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Corvallis, OR. 1977. (Technical Report)

79. Lauenroth, W. K., Dodd, J. L., Heitschmidt, R. K., and Leetham, J. W. Effects of SO2 and other coal-firing plant emissions on producer, invertebrate consumer, and decomposer structure and function in the vicinity of Colstrip, Montana. p. 13-40. In: E. M. Preston and R. A. Lewis (eds.) The Bioenvironmental Impact of a Coal-Fired Power Plant, 3rd Interim Rep., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Corvallis, OR. 1977. (Technical Report)

80. Heitschmidt, R. K., and Altman, J. L. Probable effects of S02 on agricultural crops. Colo. Agr. Exp. Sta., Ft. Collins. Tech. Bull. 133. 7 p. 1978. (Technical Bulletin)

81. Heitschmidt, R. K. A 21-year success story. Cattleman 66(1):48-70. 1979. (Popular Article)

82. Heitschmidt, R. K., Schultz, R. D., and Haas, R. H. Forage production following brush control. Ann. Rep., E. Paul and Helen Buck Waggoner Foundation, Inc., Vernon, TX. 20 p. 1979. (Technical Report)

83. Heitschmidt, R. K., Rittenhouse, L. R., and Bluntzer, J. S. Performance of growing heifers on a one herd, 10 pasture, rapid rotation grazing system. p. 20. In: D. N. Ueckert and J. E. Huston (ed). Rangeland resources research, Tex. Agr. Exp. Sta. Consol. PR-3665, College Station, 1980. (Technical Report)

84. Heitschmidt, R. K., and Rawlins, W. J. Cow-calf performance as influenced by grazing systems and stocking rages. p. 20-21. In: D. N. Ueckert and J. E. Huston (eds.) Rangeland resources research, Tex. Agr. Exp. Sta. Consol. PR-3665, College Station. 1980. (Technical Report)

85. Heitschmidt, R. K., and Gordon, R. A. Effects of grazing on aboveground biomass dynamics and net primary productivity on a shallow range site. p. 82-83. In: D. N. Ueckert and J. E. Huston (eds.) Rangeland resources research, Tex. Agr. Exp. Sta. Consol. PR-3665, College Station. 1980. (Technical Report)

86. Jacoby, P. W., Jr., Heitschmidt, R. K., and Meadors, C. H., Jr. Late season control of annual broomweed with herbicides. p. 28. In: D. N. Ueckert and J. E. Huston (eds.) Rangeland resources research, Tex. Agr. Exp. Sta. Consol. PR-3665, College Station. 1980. (Technical Report)

87. Johnson, A. B., Heitschmidt, R. K., Frasure, J. R., and Price, D. L. Effect of heavy stocking rates on cow-calf performance. p. 38-39. In: Beef cattle research in Texas, 1981, Tex. Agr. Exp. Sta. Consol. PR-3758-3830, College Station. 1981. (Technical Report)

88. Johnson, A. B., Heitschmidt, R. K., Frasure, J. R., and Price, D. L. Effect of different stocking rates and grazing systems on cow-calf performance at the Texas Experimental Ranch. p. 39-41. In: Beef cattle research in Texas, 1981, Tex. Agr. Exp. Sta. Consol. PR-3758-3830, College Station. 1981. (Technical Report)

89. Johnson, A. B., Frasure, J. R., and Heitschmidt, R. K. Abomasal nutrient flow as affected by stocking rate. p. 172-173. In: Beef cattle research in Texas, 1981, Tex. Agr. Exp. Sta. Consol. PR-3758-3830, College Station. 1981. (Technical Report)

90. Johnson, A. B., Heitschmidt, R. K., Frasure, J. R., and Price, D. L. Potassium supplementation in the Rolling Plains. p. 174-175. In: Beef cattle research in Texas, 1981, Tex. Agr. Exp. Sta. Consol. PR-3758-3830, College Station. 1981. (Technical Report)

91. Heitschmidt, R. K. Better management through grazing research. Cattleman 68(6):114-118. 1981. (Popular Article)

92. Heitschmidt, R. K., and Schultz, R. D. Forage production following brush control. Ann. Rep., E. Paul and Helen Buck Waggoner Foundation, Inc., Vernon, TX. 20 p. 1981. (Technical Report)

93. Schultz, R. D. Net primary production and seasonal herbaceous dynamics following brush management. Ph.D. Dissertation. Texas A&M Univ., College Station. 159 p. 1982. (Dissertation)

94. Heitschmidt, R. K., and Johnson, A. B. Diurnal variation in weight and rates of shrink of range cows and calves. p. 74-75. In: Beef cattle research in Texas, 1982, Tex. Agr. Exp. Sta. Consol. PR-3916-3963, College Station. 1982. (Technical Report)

95. Schultz, R. D., and Heitschmidt, R. K. Net primary production and seasonal changes in herbaceous vegetation following brush management. p. 107-110. In: W. T. Hamilton, C. J. Scifres, and D. N. Ueckert (eds.) Brush management and range improvement research 1980-81, Tex. Agr. Exp. Sta. Consol. PR-3968-4014B, College Station. 1982. (Technical Report)

96. Heitschmidt, R. K. Cattle performance and grazing systems. p. 38-45. In: L. White & A. Hoerman (eds.) Proc. 1982 Inter. Ranchers Roundup, Tex. Agr. Ext. Serv., College Station. 1982. (Proceedings)

97. Johnson, A. B., Heitschmidt R. K., Walker, J. W., and Frasure, J. R. Growth and development of calves suckling first calf heifers. Proc. West. Sect. Amer. Soc. Anim. Sci. 33:174-176. 1982. (Proceedings)

98. Heitschmidt, R. K., Johnson, A. B., Walker, J. W., and Dowhower, S. L. Short duration grazing at the Texas Experimental Ranch: Livestock production. p. 168-171. In: D. D. Briske & M. M. Kothmann (eds.) Proc. Nat. Conf. Grazing Manage. Tech., Tex. A&M Univ., College Station, TX. 1982. (Technical Report)

99. Dowhower, S. L., Heitschmidt, R. K., Walker, J. W., and Johnson, A. B. Short duration grazing at the Texas Experimental Ranch: Aboveground biomass dynamics and net primary production. p. 172-175. In: D. D. Briske & M. M. Kothmann (eds.) Proc. Nat. Conf. Grazing Manage. Tech., Texas A&M Univ., College Station. 1982. (Technical Report)

100. Johnson, A. B., Heitschmidt, R. K., Walker, J. W., and Dowhower, S. L. Short duration grazing at the Texas Experimental Ranch: Forage and diet quality. p. 176-177. In: D. D. Briske & M. M. Kothmann (ed.) Proc. Nat. Conf. Grazing Manage. Tech., Texas A&M Univ., College Station. 1982. (Technical Report)

101. Walker, J. W., Heitschmidt, R. K., Johnson, A. B., and Dowhower, S. L. Short duration grazing at the Texas Experimental Ranch: Animal behavior. p. 178-181 In: D. D. Briske & M. M. Kothmann (ed.) Proc. Nat. Conf. Grazing Manage. Tech., Texas A&M Univ., College Station. 1982. (Technical Report)

102. Heitschmidt, R. K. Integrated brush control and grazing management. Ann. Rep., E. Paul and Helen Buck Waggoner Foundation, Inc., Vernon, TX. 10 p. 1982. (Technical Report)

103. Heitschmidt, R. K. Cattle performance and grazing systems. p. 38-45. In: Proc. 1982 Inter. Ranchers Roundup, Tex. Agr. Ext. Serv., College Station. 1982. (Proceedings)

104. Heitschmidt, R. K., Johnson, A. B., Frasure, J. R., and Price, D. L. Cow-calf and vegetation response to heavy rates of stocking at the Texas Experimental Ranch. Tex. Agr. Exp. Sta. B-14227, College Station. 9 p. 1983. (Technical Bulletin)

105. Johnson, A. B., Heitschmidt, R. K., Walker, J. W., and Frasure, J. R. Growth of implanted calves suckling first calf heifers. p. 15-16. In: Beef cattle research in Texas, 1983, Tex. Agr. Exp. Sta. Consol. PR-4061-4123, College Station. 1983. (Technical Report)

106. Johnson, A. B., Heitschmidt, R. K., Walker, J. W., and Shipman, O. Potassium supplementation of cows in the Rolling Plains. In: Beef cattle research in Texas, 1983, Tex. Agr. Exp. Sta. Consol. PR-4061-4123, College Station. 1983. (Technical Report)

107. Heitschmidt, R. K., and Walker, J. W. Short duration grazing and the Savory grazing method in perspective. Rangelands 5:147-150. 1983. (Popular Article)

108. Heitschmidt, R. K. Integrated brush control and grazing management. Ann. Rep., E. Paul and Helen Buck Waggoner Foundation, Inc., Vernon, TX. 11 p. 1983. (Technical Report)

109. Pluhar, J. J. Hydrologic impacts of selected grazing systems on the Texas Rolling Plains. M.S. Thesis, Tex. A&M Univ., College Station. 92 p. 1984. (Thesis)

110. Heitschmidt, R. K., and Peiper, R. D. Integrated brush control and grazing management. p. 89-95. In: K.C. McDaniel (ed.) Proc. Brush Manage. Symp., Soc. Range Manage, Denver, CO. 1984. (Proceedings)

111. Heitschmidt, R. K., and Walker, J. W. Requirements for a grazing system that best meets ranch needs. p. 236-245. In: L. White and A. Hoerman (eds.) Proc. 1984 Inter. Ranchers Roundup, Tex. Agr. Ext. Serv., College Station. 1984. (Proceedings)

112. Heitschmidt, R. K. Intensive rangeland grazing systems: The pros and cons. p. 1-12. In: Proc. of Agriculture: The New Frontier Symp., Coll. of Bio. & Agr. and Ezra Taft Benson Agr. & Food Inst., Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT. 1984. (Proceedings)

113. Heitschmidt, R. K. The ecological efficiency of grazing management. p. 378-384. In: Proc. 1984 Forage and Grassland Conference, Amer. For. Grassl. Counc., Lexington, KY. 1984. (Proceedings)

114. Heitschmidt, R. K. Vegetation and cow-calf response to rotational grazing at the Texas Experimental Ranch. p. 207-211. In: P. J. Joss, P. W. Lynch, and O. B. Williams (eds.) Rangelands: A resource under seige, Proc. Second Inter. Rangel. Congr., Cambridge Univ. Press, New York. 1984. (Proceedings)

115. Heitschmidt, R. K. Integrated brush control and grazing management. Ann. Rep., E. Paul and Helen Buck Waggoner Foundation, Inc., Vernon, TX. 21 p. 1984. (Technical Report)

116. Heitschmidt, R. K. (ed.) Texas Experimental Ranch Field Day Report. TAMU Agr. Res. and Ext. Ctr., Vernon, TX. 25 p. 1985. (Technical Report)

117. de Moraes, E. A. Cattle diets from yearlong and rotational grazing at two stock densities on the Texas Experimental Ranch. Ph.D. Dissertation, Tex. A&M Univ., College Station. 84 p. 1985. (Dissertation)

118. Heitschmidt, R. K., Dowhower, S. L., Gordon, R. A., and Price, D. L. Response of vegetation to livestock grazing at the Texas Experimental Ranch. Tex. Agr. Exp. Sta. B-1515, College Station. 34 p. 1985. (Technical Bulletin)

119. Greene, L. W., Heitschmidt, R. K., and Pinchak, W. K. Mineral dynamics of forages on the Texas Experimental Ranch. In: Forage research in Texas, Tex. Agr. Exp. Sta. Consol. PR. 1985. (Technical Report)

120. Adams, N. J., and Heitschmidt, R. K. Field evaluation of chemical castration of bull calves. Proc. West. Sect., Amer. Soc. Anim. Sci., Vernon, TX. 36:147-148. 1985. (Proceedings)

121. Heitschmidt, R. K., and Pinchak, W. E. Grazing management research in the Rolling Plains of Texas. Ann. Rep., E. Paul and Helen Buck Waggoner Foundation, Inc., Vernon, TX. 15 p. 1985. (Technical Report)

122. Blackburn, W. H., Knight, R. W., Thurow, W. L., Warren, S. D., Mings, T., Taylor, C. A., Heitschmidt, R. K., and Garza, N. E. Livestock grazing systems as a tool for increasing on-site water and decreasing erosion. Ann. Rep., USDA-SCS-RCA Special Study No. 58-7442-4-2800. 1985. (Technical Report)

123. Greene, L. W., Heitschmidt, R. K., and Pinchak, W. E. Mineral composition of forages in a short duration grazing system. p. 40-41. In: Grazing research in Texas, 1980-85, Tex. Agr. Exp. Sta. Consol. PR-4416-4457, College Station. 1986. (Technical Report)

124. Heitschmidt, R. K., and Kothmann, M. M. Cow-calf response to rates of stocking, type of grazing system and level of winter supplementation at the Texas Experimental Ranch. p. 38-39. In: Grazing research in Texas, 1980-85, Tex. Agr. Exp. Sta. Consol. PR-4416-4457, College Station. 1986. (Technical Report)

125. Heitschmidt, R. K. Effects of heavy rates of stocking on cow-calf performance under yearlong continuous grazing. p. 34-35. In: Grazing research in Texas, 1980-85, Tex. Agr. Exp. Sta. Consol. PR-4416-4457, College Station. 1986. (Technical Report)

126. Whitson, R. E., Heitschmidt, R. K., and Kothmann, M. M. Economic analyses of cow-calf response to rates of stocking, type of grazing system, and level of winter supplementation at the Texas Experimental Ranch. p. 55-56. In: Grazing research in Texas, 1980-85, Tex. Agr. Exp. Sta. Consol. PR-4416-4457, College Station. 1986. (Technical Report)

127. Heitschmidt, R. K., Walker, J. W., Pinchak, W. E., and Dowhower, S. L. Effect of rotational grazing on cow-calf performance. p. 32-33. In: Grazing research in Texas, 1980-85, Tex. Agr. Exp. Sta. Consol. PR-4416-4457, College Station. 1986. (Technical Report)

128. Heitschmidt, R. K., and Dowhower, S. L. Long-term vegetation response to grazing treatments. p. 11-12. In: Grazing research in Texas, 1980-85, Tex. Agr. Exp. Sta. Consol. PR-4416-4457, College Station. 1986. (Technical Report)

129. Heitschmidt, R. K., Dowhower, S. L., and Walker, J. W. Effect of rotational grazing on protein content of available forage. p. 20-21. In: Grazing research in Texas, 1980-85, Tex. Agr. Exp. Sta. Consol. PR-4416-4457, College Station. 1986. (Technical Report)

130. Heitschmidt, R. K., Dowhower, S. L., and Walker, J. W. Effect of rotational grazing on forage and litter standing crops. p. 10-11. In: Grazing research in Texas, 1980-85, Tex. Agr. Exp. Sta. Consol. PR- 4416-4457, College Station. 1986. (Technical Report)

131. Heitschmidt, R. K., Dowhower, S. L., and Walker, J. W. Effect of livestock density (number of paddocks) in a rotational grazing system on forage production and herbage standing crop. p. 9-10. In: Grazing research in Texas, 1980-85, Tex. Agr. Exp. Sta. Consol. PR-4416-4457, College Station. 1986. (Technical Report)

132. Walker, J. W., and Heitschmidt, R. K. Grazing behavior of cattle in moderate continuous and rotational grazed systems. p. 21-22. In: Grazing research in Texas, 1980-85, Tex. Agr. Exp. Sta. Consol. PR- 4416-4457, College Station. 1986. (Technical Report)

133. Walker, J. W., and Heitschmidt, R. K. Effect of various grazing systems on type and density of cattle trails. p. 22-23. In: Grazing research in Texas, 1980-85, Tex. Agr. Exp. Sta. Consol. PR-4416-4457, College Station. 1986. (Technical Report)

134. Kothmann, M. M., de Moraes, E. A., Heitschmidt, R. K., and Walker, J. W. Botanical and chemical composition of cattle diets from yearlong continuous and rotational grazing systems. p. 26. In: Grazing research in Texas, 1980-85, Tex. Agr. Exp. Sta. Consol. PR-4416-4457, College Station. 1986. (Technical Report)

135. McKown, C. D., Stuth, J. W., Heitschmidt, R. K., and Walker, J. W. Nutrient intake of steers in continuous and rotational grazing systems. p. 39-40. In: Grazing research in Texas, 1980-85, Tex. Agr. Exp. Sta. Consol. PR-4416-4457, College Station. 1986. (Technical Report)

136. Conner, J. R., Heitschmidt, R. K., and Walker, J. W. Economic analysis of four grazing strategies. p. 53. In: Grazing research in Texas, 1980-85, Tex. Agr. Exp. Sta. Consol. PR-4416-4457, College Station. 1986. (Technical Report)

137. VanTassell, L. W., Heitschmidt, R. K., and Conner, J. R. Calf performance models for the Texas Rolling Plains. p. 56-57. In: Grazing research in Texas, 1980-85, Tex. Agr. Exp. Sta. Consol. PR-4416-4457, College Station. 1986. (Technical Report)

138. Heitschmidt, R. K. Short duration grazing at the Texas Experimental Ranch. p. 91-102. In: J. A. Tiedemann (ed.) Short duration grazing and current issues in grazing management short course, Wash. St. Univ., Pullman, WA. 1986. (Proceedings)

139. Heitschmidt, R. K. Texas perspectives on intensive grazing. p. 67-76. In: P. E. Reese and J. T. Nichols (eds.) Proc. Ranch Manage. Symp. (North Platte, NB), Univ. Neb., Lincoln, NB. 1986. (Proceedings)

140. Pinchak, W. E., and Heitschmidt, R. K. Grazing management research in the Rolling Plains of Texas. Ann. Rep., E. Paul and Helen Buck Waggoner Foundation, Inc., Vernon, TX. 10 p. 1986. (Technical Report)

141. Heitschmidt, R. K. Water utilization and yield from Rolling Plains rangelands. Ann. Rep., E. Paul and Helen Buck Waggoner Foundation, Inc., Vernon, TX. 6 p. 1986. (Technical Report)

142. McKown, C. D. Nutrient intake of steers in a continuous and a rotational grazing system. M.S. Thesis. Tex. A&M Univ., College Station. 55 p. 1987. (Thesis)

143. Knight, J. C. Vegetation and cow-calf response to several grazing systems in the Rolling Plains of Texas. M.S. Thesis. Tex. A&M Univ., College Station, 141 p. 1987. (Thesis)

144. Hansen, D. K., Rouquette, F. M., Jr., Florence, M. J., Walker, J. W., and Heitschmidt, R. K. Grazing behavior of yearling horses. I. Time spent grazing different forages. p. 17-19. In: Forage Research in Texas, 1987, Tex. Agr. Exp. Sta. Consol. PR-4537, College Station. 1987. (Technical Report)

145. Heitschmidt, R. K., Conner, J. R., and Pinchak, W. E. Grazing management to meet goals. p. 61-70. In: L. White (ed.) Proc. 1987 Inter. Ranchers Roundup, Tex. Agr. Ext. Serv. College Station, TX. 1987. (Proceedings)

146. Heitschmidt, R. K. Principles and concepts of short duration grazing on semiarid rangelands. In: Proc. 43rd Annual Meeting, Southern Pasture and Forage Crop Improv. Conf. 1987. (Proceedings)

147. Heitschmidt, R. K. Grazing systems and livestock management. p. 101-106. In: R. S. White & R. E. Short (eds.) Achieving efficient use of rangeland resources. Ft. Keogh research symposium, Mont. Agr. Exp. Sta., Bozeman, MT. 1987. (Proceedings)

148. Blackburn, W. H., Knight, R. W., Thuron, T. L., Warren, S. D., Mings, T., Taylor, C. A., Heitschmidt, R. K., and Garza, N. E. Final Rep., Livestock grazing systems as a tool for increasing on-site water and decreasing erosion. Ann. Rep., USDA-SCS-RCA Special Study No. 58-7442-4-2800. 167 p. 1987. (Technical Report)

149. Heitschmidt, R. K., and Pinchak, W. E. Grazing management and beef cattle research in the Rolling Plains. Ann. Rep., E. Paul and Helen Buck Waggoner Foundation, Inc., Vernon, TX. 29 p. 1987. (Technical Report)

150. Pieper, R. D., and Heitschmidt, R. K. Grazing management: Is short duration grazing the answer? J. Soil Water Cons. 43:133-37. 1988. (Review Article)

151. Walker, J. W. The effect of grazing systems on cattle behavior. Ph.D. Dissertation, Tex. A&M Univ., College Station. 84 p. 1988. (Dissertation)

152. Pinchak, W. E., Heitschmidt, R. K., Canon, S. K., and Dowhower, S. L. Effects of longterm heavy rates of stocking on nutrient intake dynamics. In: Beef cattle research in Texas, 1988, Tex. Agr. Exp. Sta. Consol. PR-4596-4648, College Station. 1988. (Technical Report)

153. Heitschmidt, R. K. Intensive grazing in arid regions. p. 340-353. In: Proc. 1988 Forage Grassland Conf., Amer. For. & Grassl. Counc., Lexington, KY. 1988. (Proceedings)

154. Heitschmidt, R. K. (ed.) Texas Experimental Ranch Field Day Report. TAMU Agr. Res. and Ext. Ctr., Vernon, TX. 14 p. 1988. (Technical Report)

155. Heitschmidt, R. K. Effects of yearlong continuous deferred rotation, and rotational grazing treatments on cow/calf production at the Texas Experimental Ranch. Ann. Rep., E. Paul and Helen Buck Waggoner Foundation, Inc., Vernon, TX. 29 p. 1988. (Technical Report)

156. Heitschmidt, R. K. The role of black-tailed prairie dogs in the establishment of honey mesquite. Ann. Rep., E. Paul and Helen Buck Waggoner Foundation, Inc., Vernon, TX. 29 p. 1988. (Technical Report)

157. Heitschmidt, R. K. A summary of rotational grazing research at the Texas Experimental Ranch. In: Proc. of Short Duration Grazing and Holistic Resource Management Seminar, British Columbia Cattleman’s Assoc., Kamloopes, B.C. 1988. (Proceedings)

158. Pinchak, W. E., Canon, S. K., Heitschmidt, R. K., Cornett, J. L., and Dowhower, S. L. Effect of winter supplemental feed type on cow-calf performance on native range. In: Beef cattle research in Texas, 1989, Tex. Agr. Exp. Sta. PR-4649-4818, 1990. (Technical Report)

159. Adams, N. J., Hoolscher, C. E., Heitschmidt, R. K., and Pinchak, W. E. Internal and external parasite control in range beef cows. p. 40-50. In: Proc. West. Sec. Amer. Soc. Anim. Sci., Bozeman, MT. 1989. (Proceedings)

160. Heitschmidt, R. K. A summary of rotational grazing research at the Texas Experimental Ranch, p. 175-193. In: Proc. XI range beef cow symposium, Coop. Ext. Serv., Rapid City, SD. 1989. (Proceedings)

161. Heitschmidt, R. K. Water yield from rangelands in the Rolling Plains. Ann. Rep., E. Paul and Helen Buck Waggoner Foundation, Inc., Vernon, TX. 11 p. 1989. (Technical Report)

162. Weltzin, J. F., and Heitschmidt, R. K. The current and historical potential role of prairie dogs in regulating mesquite population dynamics. Ann. Rep., E. Paul & Helen Buck Waggoner Foundation, Inc., Vernon, TX. 2 p. 1989. (Technical Report)

163. Weltzin, J. F. The potential role of prairie dogs in regulating honey mesquite population dynamics. M.S. Thesis, Tex. A&M Univ., College Station. 62 p. 1990. (Thesis)

164. Adams, N. J., Hoelscher, C. E., Heitschmidt, R. K., and Pinchak, W. E. Internal and external parasite control in range beef cattle. In: Beef Cattle Research in Texas, Tex. Agr. Exp. Sta. Consol. PR-4819-4865, College Station. 1990. (Technical Report)

165. Heitschmidt, R. K. The role of livestock and other herbivores in improving range vegetation. Rangelands 12:112-115. 1990. (Popular Article)

166. Heitschmidt, R. K., and Conner, J. R. Economic risks in grazing management. p. 132-144. In: Beef cattle science handbook, Lang Printing, Inc., Bryan, TX. 1990. (Proceedings)

167. Pinchak, W. E., and Heitschmidt, R. K. Livestock production and old world bluestem – What is the potential? Ann. Rep., E. Paul and Helen Buck Waggoner Foundation, Inc., Vernon, TX. 15 p. 1990. (Technical Report)

168. Wright, T. A. Water budgets of North Texas native grasslands. M.S. Thesis. Tex. A&M Univ., College Station. 88 p. 1990. (Thesis)

169. Barnes, T. G., Heitschmidt, R. K., and Varner, L. W. Wildlife. p. 179-189. In: R. K. Heitschmidt and J. W. Stuth (eds.) Grazing management: An ecological perspective, Timber Press, Corvallis, OR. 1991. (Book Chapter)

170. Stuth, J. W., Conner, J. R., and Heitschmidt, R. K. The grazing management decision environment and planning paradigm. p. 201-223. In: R. K. Heitschmidt and J. W. Stuth (eds.) Grazing management: An ecological perspective, Timber Press, Corvallis, OR. 1991. (Book Chapter)

171. Briske, D. D., and Heitschmidt, R. K. An ecological perspective. p. 11-26. In: R. K. Heitschmidt and J. W. Stuth (eds.) Grazing management: An ecological perspective, Timber Press, Corvallis, OR. 1991. (Book Chapter)

172. Heitschmidt, R. K., and Taylor, C. A., Jr. Livestock production. p. 161-177. In: R. K. Heitschmidt and J. W. Stuth (eds.) Grazing Management: An ecological perspective, Timber Press, Corvallis, OR. 1991. (Book Chapter)

173. Heitschmidt, R. K., and Stuth, J. W. (eds.). Grazing management: An ecological perspective. Timber Press, Corvallis, OR. 259 p. 1991. (Book) (http://cnrit.tamu.edu/rlem/textbook/textbook-fr.html)

174. Lauenroth, W. K., Milchunis, D. G., Dodd, J. L., Heitschmidt, R. K., Hart, R. H., and Rittenhouse, L. R. Grazing and the Great Plains. p. 35-54. In: Grazing and grassland ecosystems symposium, Ecol. Soc. Amer. 1991. (Book Chapter)

175. Heitschmidt, R. K. A summary of rotational grazing research at the Texas Experimental Ranch. In: Proc. of Inter. Livestock Symposium, Sonoran, Hermosillo, Mexico. 1992. (Proceedings)

176. Heitschmidt, R. K. What we expect from the land: An ecologist. Montana Stockgrower 65:20. 1993. (Popular Article)

177. Heitschmidt, R. K. (ed.). Research and rangeland agriculture: Past, present, and future. Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory, Miles City, MT. 124 pp. 1993. (Technical Report)

178. Heitschmidt, R. K. Rangeland Agriculture in the 21st Century. p. 12-17. In: R. K. Heitschmidt (ed.) Research and rangeland agriculture: Past, present and future, Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Res. Lab. Field Day, Miles City, MT. 1993. (Technical Report)

179. Grings, E. E., Haferkamp, M. R., and Heitschmidt, R. K. Mineral dynamics of forage grasses in the Northern Great Plains. p. 85-88. In: R. K. Heitschmidt (ed.) Research and rangeland agriculture: Past, present and future, Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Res. Lab. Field Day, Miles City, MT. 1993. (Technical Report)

180. Short, R. E., Grings, E. E., MacNeil, M. D., Bennett, G. L., and Heitschmidt, R. K. Effects of genotype and management system on postweaning production efficiency and composition of beef. p. 89-92. In: R. K. Heitschmidt (ed.) Research and rangeland agriculture: Past, present and future, Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Res. Lab. Field Day, Miles City, MT. 1993. (Technical Report)

181. Haferkamp, M. R., Volesky, J. D., Borman, M. M., Heitschmidt, R. K., and Currie, P. O. Effects of mechanical treatments and climatic factors on the productivity of northern mixed-grass prairie. p. 107-109. In: R. K. Heitschmidt (ed.) Research and rangeland agriculture: Past, present and future, Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Res. Lab. Field Day, Miles City, MT. 1993. (Technical Report)

182. Heitschmidt, R. K., Volesky, J. D., Haferkamp, M. R., and Currie, P. O. Effects of mechanical treatments and climatic factors on livestock production in the northern mixed-grass prairie. p. 110-111. In: R. K. Heitschmidt (ed.) Research and rangeland agriculture: Past, present and future, Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Res. Lab. Field Day, Miles City, MT. 1993. (Technical Report)

183. Haferkamp, M. R., Karl, M. G., MacNeil, M. D., Heitschmidt, R. K., and Young, J. A. Japanese brome in the northern Great Plains. p. 112-117. In: R. K. Heitschmidt (ed.) Research and rangeland agriculture: Past, present and future, Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Res. Lab. Field Day, Miles City, MT. 1993. (Technical Report)

184. Karl, M. G., Heitschmidt, R. K., and Haferkamp, M. R. Rangeland seed banks. p. 119-122. In: R. K. Heitschmidt (ed.) Research and rangeland agriculture: Past, present and future, Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Res. Lab. Field Day, Miles City, MT. 1993. (Technical Report)

185. Heitschmidt, R. K. Reducing the impact of drought on northern Great Plains rangelands. p. 123-124. In: R. K. Heitschmidt (ed.) Research and rangeland agriculture: Past, present and future, Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Res. Lab. Field Day, Miles City, MT. 1993. (Technical Report)

186. Heitschmidt, R. K. Ecology, economics, and ethics in range management. p. 929-932. In: A. Gaston, M. Kernick, and H. LeHouerou (eds.) Proc. 4th Inter. Rangel. Congr., Montpellier, France. 1993. (Proceedings)

187. Heitschmidt, R. K. The ecology of grazing management. p. 1267-1272. In: Proc. 17th Inter. Grassl. Cong., Hamilton, New Zealand. 1993. (Proceedings)

188. Larson, W., Heitschmidt, R., and Knapp, B. Rainout shelter design. Trans. Amer. Soc. Agr. Eng. 1993. (Mimeo handout)

189. Heitschmidt, R. K. Rangeland ecology. p. 515-522. In: C. J. Arntzen (ed.) Encyclopedia of agricultural science, Academic Press, San Diego, CA. 1994. (Book Chapter)

190. Heitschmidt, R. K. Rangeland agriculture – Is it sustainable? P. 63-74. In: Taha, F.K, et. al. (eds.) Proc. 1st Interprovincial Range Conf., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. 1994. (Proceedings)

191. Heitschmidt, R. K. Rangeland management and livestock production in the 21st century. p. 25-39. In: P. A. Thacker (ed.) Livestock production for the 21st century: priorities and research needs, Univ. Saskatchewan, Dept. Anim. & Poultry Sci., Saskatoon, Sask., Canada. 1994. (Proceedings)

192. Haferkamp, M. R., Young, J. A., Grings, E. E., Karl, M. G., Heitschmidt, R. K., and MacNeil, M. D. Japanese brome in the northern Great Plains. p. 396-401. In: S. B. Monsen and S. G. Kitchen (compilers) Proc. ecology and management of annual rangelands symp., USFS Intermountain Res. Sta., Tech. Rpt. INT GTR-313. Ogden, UT. 1994. (Proceedings)

193. Heitschmidt, R. K. Ecosystems, sustainability, and rangeland agriculture. p. 29-30. In: Proc. Sustainability of range livestock production sytems in the West, Mont. Agric. Ext. Serv., Bozeman, MT. 1994. (Proceedings)

194. Heitschmidt, R. K. Sustainable agriculture and ecosystem management. p. 75-78. In: Walter D. Willms and John F. Kormaar (eds.) Proc. 4th Prairie conservation and endangered species workshop, The Provincial Museum of Alberta, Edmonton. 1995. (Proceedings)

195. Heitschmidt, R. K. Rangelands, grasses, and sustainable agriculture. Western Beef Producer 3(5):76-77 & 103. 1995. (Popular Article)

196. Short, B., Grings, E., MacNeil, M., Heitschmidt, R. and Haferkamp, M. Weaning and supplementation options for cow-calf pairs during the fall grazing period. p. 61-65. In: Governor’s conference on the state of the cattle industry, Billings, MT. 1996.

197. Grings, E., Heitschmidt, R., Short, B., Hould, B., and Bellows, N. Management strategies for grazing yearling cattle. p. 111-113. In: Governor’s conference on the state of the cattle industry, Billings, MT. 1996.

198. Eneboe, E. J. Tiller dynamics of blue grama and western wheatgrass subjected to drought and grazing. Thesis, Montana State University, Bozeman. 91 pp. 1997. (Thesis)

199. Heitschmidt, R. K. Rangeland grazing systems: which one is best? Montana Farmer Stockman, Western Beef Producer Section 3:WB26-27. 1997. (Popular article)

200. Grings, E. E., Short, R. E., and Heitschmidt, R. K. Meeting nutrient needs of stocker cattle. p.53-56. In: Proc. of 46th Montana Livestock Nutr. Conf., Montana State University, Bozeman. 1997. (Proceedings)

201. Haferkamp, M. R., Heitschmidt, R. K., Karl, M. G., and MacNeil, M. D. Forage production of annual brome. p. A2.1-2. In: Progress report, Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory, Miles City, MT. 1997. (Technical Report)

202. Haferkamp, M. R., Heitschmidt, R. K., Karl, M. G., and MacNeil, M. D. Forage production of annual brome. p. 160-161. In: Governor’s conference on the cattle industry, Great Falls, MT. 1997. (Technical Report)

203. Haferkamp, M. R., Heitschmidt, R. K., Karl, M. G., and MacNeil, M. D. Influence of Japanese brome on western wheatgrass. p. A3.1-2. In: Progress report, Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory, Miles City, MT. 1997. (Technical Report)

204. Haferkamp, M. R., Heitschmidt, R. K., and Karl, M. G. Simulated grazing of Japanese brome. p. A4.1-2. In: Progress report, Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory, Miles City, MT. 1997. (Technical Report)

205. Haferkamp, M. R., Heitschmidt, R. K., and Karl, M. G. Simulated grazing of Japanese brome. p. 154-155. In: Governor’s conference on the cattle industry, Great Falls, MT. 1997. (Technical Report)

206. Haferkamp, M. R., Heitschmidt, R. K., Volesky, J. D., and Currie, P. O. Effects of mechanical treatments and climate on productivity of northern Great Plains rangelands. p. A5.1-5. In: Progress report, Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory, Miles City, MT. 1997. (Technical Report)

207. Haferkamp, M. R., Heitschmidt, R. K., Volesky, J. D. and Currie, P. O. Effects of mechanical treatments and climate on productivity of northern Great Plains rangelands. p. 137-141. In: Governor’s conference on the cattle industry, Great Falls, MT. 1997. (Technical Report)

208. Heitschmidt, R. K., Karl, M. G., and Haferkamp, M. R. Seed bank dynamics in a northern Great Plains rangeland. p. A6.1-2. In: Progress report, Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory, Miles City, MT. 1997. (Technical Report)

209. Grings, E. E., Haferkamp, M. R., Heitschmidt, R. K., and Karl, M. G. Mineral dynamics of forages during the growing season. p. A7.1-2. In: Progress report, Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory, Miles City, MT. 1997. (Technical Report)

210. Grings, E. E., Haferkamp, M. R., Heitschmidt, R. K., and Karl, M. G. Mineral dynamics of forages during the growing season. p. 70-71. In: Governor’s conference on the cattle industry, Great Falls, MT. 1997. (Technical Report)

211. Haferkamp, M. R., and Heitschmidt, R. K. Measuring carbon fluxes over northern Great Plains rangelands. p. A8.1-2. In: Progress report, Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory, Miles City, MT. 1997. (Technical Report)

212. Heitschmidt, R. K., and Haferkamp, M. R. Impacts of various livestock grazing strategies on northern Great Plains rangelands. p. B1.1-3. In: Progress report, Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory, Miles City, MT. 1997. (Technical Report)

213. Heitschmidt, R. K., and Haferkamp, M. R. Impacts of various livestock grazing strategies on northern Great Plains rangelands. p. 142-144. In: Governor’s conference on the cattle industry, Great Falls, MT. 1997. (Technical Report)

214. Haferkamp, M. R., Heitschmidt, R. K., and Grings, E. E. Livestock Performance on Improved Cool Season Forages. p. B3.1-2. In: Progress report, Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory, Miles City, MT. 1997. (Technical Report)

215. Haferkamp, M. R., Heitschmidt, R. K., and Grings, E. E. Livestock performance on improved cool season forages. p. 145-146. In: Governor’s conference on the cattle industry, Great Falls, MT. 1997. (Technical Report)

216. Heitschmidt, R. K., Haferkamp, M. R., and Hild, A. L. Grazing and Drought Management. p. B4.1-2. In: Progress report, Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory, Miles City, MT. 1997. (Technical Report)

217. Heitschmidt, R. K., Haferkamp, M. R., and Hild, A. L. Grazing and drought management. p. 156-157. In: Governor’s conference on the cattle industry, Great Falls, MT. 1997. (Technical Report)

218. Grings, E. E., Heitschmidt, R. K., Short, R. E., Hould, B. S., and Bellows, N. R. Management strategies for grazing yearling cattle. p. B5.1-2. In: Progress report, Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory, Miles City, MT. 1997. (Technical Report)

219. Grings, E. E., Heitschmidt, R. K., Short, R. E., Hould, B. S., and Bellows, N. R. Management strategies for grazing yearling cattle. p. 158-159. In: Governor’s conference on the cattle industry, Great Falls, MT. 1997. (Technical Report)

220. Short, R. E., Grings, E. E., MacNeil, M. D., Heitschmidt, R. K., and Haferkamp, M. R. Weaning and supplement options for cow calf pairs during fall grazing. p. B7.1-2. In: Progress report, Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory, Miles City, MT. 1997. (Technical Report)

221. Short, R. E., Grings, E. E., MacNeil, M. D., Heitschmidt, R. K., and Haferkamp, M. R. Weaning and supplement options for cow calf pairs during fall grazing. p. 105-106. In: Governor’s conference on the cattle industry, Great Falls, MT. 1997. (Technical Report)

222. Short, R. E., MacNeil, M. D., Grings, E. E., Heitschmidt, R. K., Williams, C. B., and Bennett, G. L. Effects of Growth Potential, Growing finishing Strategy, and Time on Feed on Performance, Composition, and Efficiency of Steers. p. B8.1-2. In: Progress report, Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory, Miles City, MT. 1997. (Technical Report)

223. Short, R. E., MacNeil, M. D., Grings, E. E., Heitschmidt, R. K., Williams, C. B., and Bennett, G. L. Effects of Growth Potential, Growing finishing Strategy, and Time on Feed on Performance, Composition, and Efficiency of Steers. p. 68-69. In: Governor’s Conference on the Cattle Industry, Great Falls, MT. 1997. (Technical Report)

224. Heitschmidt, R. K., and Walker, J. W. Grazing management: technology for sustaining rangeland ecosystems? p. 303-331. In: Jose Alberto Gomide (ed.) Proceedings of animal production under grazing symposium, Vicosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil. 1997. (Proceedings)

225. Heitschmidt, R. K., Haferkamp, M. R., and Klement, K. D. Grazing and Drought Management. p. B4.1-2. In: Progress report, Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory, Miles City, MT. 1997. (Technical Report)

226. Thurow, T. L., Carlson, D. H., and Heitschmidt, R. K. Estimating the impacts of alternative management practices on rangeland production and ecology using the SPUR model. p. 165-177. In: T. Robertson, B. C. English, and R. R. Alexander (eds.) Evaluating natural resource use in agriculture, Univ. Tennessee Press, Knoxville. 1998. (Book Chapter)

227. Grings, E. E., Short, R. E., and Heitschmidt, R. K. Evaluation of supplementation for growing cattle grazing native rangeland, p. 223-226. In: Proc. West. Sect., Amer. Soc. Anim. Sci. 49:223-226. 1998. (Proceedings)

228. Heitschmidt, R. K. Seeking ecological balance. Montana Farmer-Stockman: 86:WB76. 1998. (Popular article)

229. Heitschmidt, R. K. Ecosystems, sustainability and rangeland agriculture. Proc. Beef Improvement Federation Annual Meeting. Calgary, Alberta. 1998. (Proceedings)

230. Heitschmidt, R. K. Ecosystems, sustainability, and rangeland management. Proc. Western Range Science Seminar, The range: Progress and potential, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. p. 1-12. 2000. (Proceedings)

231. Heitschmidt, R. K. Ecosystems, sustainability, and rangeland management. Proc. Culture, Economics, and Ecology of Ranching West of the 100th Meridian, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. 2000. (Proceedings)

232. Heitschmidt, R. K. Rangeland grazing management strategies, Part 2. Montana State University Extension Service BEEF Newsletter 6(#4):4. 2000. (Popular Article)

233. Heitschmidt, R. K. Fort Keogh researchers help producers increase the bottom line. Montana State University Extension Service BEEF Newsletter 6(#4):5. 2000. (Popular Article)

234. Grings, E.E., Short, R.E., and Heitschmidt, R.K. Effects of season of calving and weaning age on cow and calf production through weaning. Proc. West. Sec. Anim. Sci. 51:125-127. 2000. (Proceedings)

235. Short, R.E. and Heitschmidt, R.K. Some thoughts on animal agriculture, technology, energy, humans, animal science, and how it all fits together. Proc. West. Sec. Anim. Sci. 51:9-17. 2000. (Proceedings)

236. Heitschmidt, R.K. Rangeland grazing management strategies, Part 2. Beef Questions and Answers 6(4):4. 2001. (Popular Article)

237. Heitschmidt, R.K. Fort Keogh researchers help producers increase the bottom line. Beef Questions and Answers 6(4):5. 2001. (Popular Article)

238. Heitschmidt, R.K. Grazing systems as resource management tools. Proc. Sustainable Manage. of Rangeland Res., Teton County Ext. Ser. May 14-16, p. 18-20. 2001. (Handout)

239. Haferkamp, M.R., Grings, E.E., Heitschmidt, R.K. and MacNeil, M.D. Livestock performance on seeded forages in the Northern Great Plains. Proc. West. Sec. Am. Soc. Anim. Sci. 52:326-328. 2001. (Proceedings)

240. Klement, K. D., R. K. Heitschmidt, and C. E. Kay. Eighty years of vegetation and landscape changes in the Northern Great Plains: a photographic record. USDA Agric. Res. Ser., Conser. Res. Rpt. No. 45. Beltsville, MA. 91 p. 2002. (Technical Report)

241. Emmerich, W. E., and Heitschmidt, R. K. Grazing, burning and drought influence on rangeland ecosystem sustainability. In: Proc. 10th Inter. Soil Conserv. Org. Conf. May 23-28, 1999. Purdue Univ., IN. 2002. (Proceedings).

242. Phillips, W.A., Coleman, S.W., Grings, E.E., Riley, D.G., Chase, C.C., Short, R.E., Mayeux, H.S., and Heitschmidt, R.K. 2002. Performance of steer calves reared in temperate or sub tropic environments and used as stocker calves on winter wheat pastures. p. 44 45. In: Progress reports from the Grazinglands Research Laboratory. C.T. MacKown and J. Garbrecht (ed.) (Field Day Report)

243. Heitschmidt, R. Do you have to run out of forage before you manage? Proc. Montana Nutrition Conf. Realistic Solutions for Maintaining the Sustainability of Montana’s Livestock Industry. p. 3-5. 2002. (Proceedings)

244. Kruse, R.E., Tess, M.W., Heitschmidt, R.K., Paterson, J.A., and Klement, K. Evaluation of drought management strategies for cow-calf enterprises. A practical predictor of growing season forage production. Proc. Western Section Amer. Soc. Anim. Sci. 53:212-215. 2002. (Proceedings)

245. Phillips, W. A., S. W. Coleman, E. E. Grings, D. G. Riley, C. C. Chase, R. E. Short, H. S. Mayeux, and R. K. Heitschmidt, p. 49 – 50. In: Increasing the performance of stocker calves on winter wheat pastures. USDA-ARS Fort Reno Grazinglands Research Laboratory Progr. Rpt. 2002. (Progress Report).

246. Heitschmidt, R.K. and Haferkamp, M.R. Ecological consequences of drought and grazing on grasslands of the Northern Great Plains. p. 107-126. In: J.F. Weltzin & G.R. McPhearson (eds.) Changing precipitation regimes and terrestrial ecosystems. The University of Arizona Press. 2003. (Book Chapter)

247. Heitschmidt, R.K. and Kirby, D. Range programs at risk. Western Farmer-Stockman. Pg. 20. February 2003. (Popular Article)

248. Fox, W.E., Heitschmidt, R., and Joyce, L. Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable (SRR) Criterion: Conservation and maintenance of plant and animal resources on rangelands. p. 1955-1957. In: Allsopp, N., Palmer, A.R., Milton, S.J., Kirkman, K.P., Kerley, G.I.H., Hurt, C.R. and Brown, C.J. (eds). Proceedings of the VII International Rangelands Congress. Durban, South Africa. 2003. (Proceedings)

249. MacNeil, M.D. and Heitschmidt, R.K. Beef cattle management: Extensive. In: Encyclopedia of Anim. Sci. 2004. (In Press)

250. Grings, E.E., Short, R.E. and Heitschmidt, R.K. Effects of calving date and weaning age on cow and calf production in the Northern Great Plains. Proc. West. Sec. Amer. Soc. Anim. Sci. 54:335-338. 2003. (Proceedings)

251. Heitschmidt, R.K., Haferkamp, M.R., Klement, K.D. Grazing and drought management, p. 27-28. In: E.E. Gring(ed.), 2003 Research Update, Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory. 2003. (Technical Report)

252. Heitschmidt, R.K., Klement, K.D., Kruse, R.E. Drought management – do you have to run out of forage before you manage? p. 29. In: E.E. Gring(ed.), 2003 Research Update, Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory. 2003. (Technical Report)

253. Klement, K.D., Heitschmidt, R.K., Kay, C.E. Eighty years of vegetation and landscape changes in the Northern Great Plains. p. 10. In: E.E. Gring(ed.), 2003 Research Update, Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory. 2003. (Technical Report)

254. Haferkamp, M.R., Heitschmidt, R.K. Measuring carbon fluxes over Northern Great Plains rangelands. p. 12-13. In: E.E. Gring(ed.), 2003 Research Update, Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory. 2003. (Technical Report)

255. Vermeire, L.T., Heitschmidt, R.K., Haferkamp, M.R. Impacts of various livestock grazing strategies on Northern Great Plains rangelands. p. 22-23. In: E.E. Gring(ed.), 2003 Research Update, Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory. 2003. (Technical Report)

256. Haferkamp, M.R., Grings, E.E., Heitschmidt, R.K., MacNeil, M.D. Livestock performance on seeded cool-season forages. p. 24-25. In: E.E. Gring(ed.), 2003 Research Update, Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory. 2003. (Technical Report)

257. Grings, E.E., Short, R.E., Heitschmidt, R.K. Effects of season of calving and weaning age on cow and calf production through weaning. p. 30-31. In: E.E. Gring(ed.), 2003 Research Update, Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory. 2003. (Technical Report)

258. Haferkamp, M.R., Macneil, M.D., Grings, E.E., Heitschmidt, R.K., Klement, K.D. Heifer production on seeded cool-season forages. p. 26. In: E.E. Gring(ed.), 2003 Research Update, Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory. 2003. (Technical Report)

259. Grings, E.E., Phillips, W.A., Short, R.E., Mayeux Jr, H.S., Heitschmidt, R.K. Performance of steer calves born in the Northern Great Plains in three seasons of calving and used as stocker cattle on winter wheat pasture in the Southern Great Plains. p. 32. In: E.E. Gring(ed.), 2003 Research Update, Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory. 2003. (Technical Report)

260. Allen, V., Heitschmidt, R.K., Sollenberger, L. Grazing systems and strategies. In: C. Jerry Nelson (ed.). Forages, Vol. II. Iowa State Univ. Press, Ames, Iowa. 2004. (Book Chapter)

261. R. K. Heitschmidt and Vermeire, L. T. 2005. An ecological and economic risk avoidance drought management decision support system. p. 178. In: J. A. Milne (ed.) Pastoral systems in marginal environments. Proc. Satellite workshop, 20th Inter. Range. Congr., Glasgow, Scotland. The Netherlands: Wageningen Acad. Publ.