AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY / INTERESTS
Applied research and extension programming on forage management systems. My extension and research programs are focused on helping producers utilize forages efficiently and profitably while protecting our natural resources and environment. I co-lead the OSU Extension Integrated Forage Management Team whose activities include training workshops, field days, short courses, newsletters, magazine articles, factsheets, bulletins, and on-farm research.
My research is field-based and focuses on forage management issues, extending the grazing season, integrated crop-livestock systems, integrated pest management in alfalfa, and performance of forage species and varieties under Ohio conditions. I collaborate with animal nutritionists, entomologists, plant pathologists, farm management specialists, and soil scientists to address practical questions faced by forage producers.
Ohio Forages - Your Souce of Forage Information, News, Research, and Education
Ohio Forage Performance Trials - Evaluations of forage varieties grown under Ohio conditions
2008-present Professor, Dept. Horticulture & Crop Science, OSU
2011-2012 Interim Chair, Dept. Horticulture & Crop Science, OSU
1998-2008 Associate Professor, Horticulture & Crop Science, OSU
2002-2003 Faculty Professional Leave, Univ. Federal do Parana, Curitiba, Brazil.
1992-1998 Assistant Professor, Horticulture & Crop Science, OSU
1987-1992 Graduate Research Assistant, Dept. of Agronomy, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison.
1985-1987 Agronomy Research Coordinator, Pioneer Hi-Bred Int’l, Des Moines, IA
1980-1985 Research Associate, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.
- Jack Tucker Award for Service – 2010, Ohio Forage & Grasslands Council.
- Certificate of Excellence - 2010 Extension Educational Materials Program, American Society of Agronomy
- Tools for Teaching and Media Contest Award - Publications. 2006. Alpha Eta Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi for book entitled "Ohio Agronomy Guide, 14th ed.”
- Merit Award, American Forage & Grassland Council, 15 June 2004, Roanoke, VA.