Amy Millmier Schmidt, Ph.D., P.E.

Amy Schmidt Assistant Professor, Livestock Bioenvironmental Engineer
213 L.W. Chase Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583
(402) 472-0877
ASchmidt@unl.edu

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Biological Engineering August 2010
    Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
  • Master of Science, Agricultural Engineering May 1999
    Iowa State University, Ames, IA
  • Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Engineering December 1997
    Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Professional Experience

  • University of Nebraska – Lincoln
  • Departments of Biological Systems Engineering and Animal Science
  • Assistant Professor 2012 – Present
  • Mississippi State University
    Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering
    Assistant Extension Professor 2010 – 2012
    Extension Instructor 2008 – 2010
    Research Associate III 2007 – 2008
  • Value Ag, LLC
    Consultant, Cedar Valley Renewable Biomass Energy Conversion Feasibility Study 2008
  • University of Missouri – Columbia
    Extension Commercial Agriculture Program and Division of Food Systems & Bioengineering
    Extension Associate Professor 2007
    Extension Assistant Professor 2001 – 2007
  • National Pork Board
    Consultant, Comprehensive Nutrient Management Planning Pilot Project – Phase II 2003
  • Premium Standard Farms, Inc., Princeton, MO
    Environmental Engineer 1999 – 2001
  • Iowa State University
    Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department
    Graduate Research Assistant 1998 – 1999

Professional Licensure

  • Registered Professional Engineer, Mississippi (18060)

Professional Activities and Committees

  • ASABE, Member 1994 – Present
  • ASABE Educational Aids Competition Category Judging Coordinator 2008, 2009, 2013
  • ASABE ED-208 Extension Education Committee, Chair 2011 – 2012
  • ASABE ED-208 Extension Education Committee, Vice Chair 2010 – 2011
  • ASABE ED-208 Extension Education Committee, Secretary 2009 – 2010
  • ASABE ED-208 Extension Education Committee, Member 2008 – Present
  • ASABE Educational Aids Competition Chair 2010 – 2011
  • ASABE SE-412 Agricultural Waste Management Committee, Chair 2010 – 2011
  • ASABE SE-412 Agricultural Waste Management Committee, Vice Chair 2009 – 2010
  • ASABE SE-412 Agricultural Waste Management Committee, Secretary 2008 – 2009
  • ASABE SE-412 Agricultural Waste Management Committee, Member 2001 – Present
  • National Pork Board Environment Committee, Science Advisor 2007 – Present
  • National Pork Board Extension Educators Committee, Member 2013 – Present
  • 2010 International Symposium on Air Quality and Waste Management for Agriculture, Chair 2008-2010
  • Agricultural Engineering P. E. Licensing Exam Cut Score Panel, Member 2009 and 2010
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Member 2008 – Present
  • Missouri Section ASAE, Secretary 2002 – 2005
  • Missouri Section ASAE, Member 2001 – 2007
  • 2002 Mid-Central ASAE Conference, Bowling Tournament Chair 2001 – 2002
  • Missouri Society of Professional Engineers, Member 2004 – 2007
  • National Society of Professional Engineers, Member 2004 – 2007
  • Alpha Epsilon Honor Society, Member 1998 – Present
  • Journal of Dairy Science, Reviewer 2009 – 2011
  • Missouri Department of Agriculture Task Force on Issues Limiting
  • Livestock Production in Missouri, Member 2005 – 2007
  • ASABE D384.1 Revised "As-Harvested" Manure Characteristics Standard Committee, Member 2002 – 2004
  • Missouri Inter-agency Technical Working Group (ITWG), Committee Chair 2003 – 2004
  • Missouri Inter-agency Technical Working Group (ITWG), Committee Member 2001 – 2007
  • Canadian Biosystems Engineering Journal, Reviewer 2003
  • 9th International Symposium on Animal, Agriculture, and Food Processing Wastes, Paper Reviewer 2002

Service Activities

  • Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA+) Nebraska State Trainer 2013
  • University of Nebraska Department of Biological Systems Engineering,
    Social Committee Member 2012 – 2013
  • Mississippi State University
    Scholarship of Outreach Committee Member 2011 – 2012
  • Mississippi State University Division of Agriculture, Forestry and
    Veterinary Medicine Faculty Senate, ABE Department Senator 2011 – 2012
  • Mississippi State 4-H Congress
    Automotive & Compact Tractor Competitions Coordinator 2007 – 2012
  • Mississippi 4-H Project Achievement Days
    Engineering Visual Presentations and Electrical Wiring Competitions Coordinator 2007 – 2012
  • University of Missouri Food Science & Engineering Unit
    Ad Hoc Committee on Faculty Governance and Academics, Member 2005 – 2007
  • Missouri Pork Institute, Co-Coordinator & Presenter 2001 – 2007
  • Southeast Missouri Quality Dairy Management Group, Co-Coordinator 2002 – 2007
  • Swine Skill-A-Thon, Subject matter development and event implementation 2001 – 2007
  • Pork Quiz Bowl, Subject matter development and event implementation 2003 – 2007
  • State Fair 4-H Pork Demonstration Projects, Judge 2003 – 2007
  • State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa (SSTFI), Project and Seminar Judge 1994 – 2007
  • Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST)
    Boundless Science for Bountiful Agriculture: Student Essay, National Judge 2003

Grantsmanship

  • Improving cattle health and productivity through integrated pest management education. July 2013. USDA-NIFA. PI: Amy Millmier Schmidt; Collaborators: David Taylor, Douglas Golick, Kristina Friesen, Lisa Durso, Ty Schmidt, Mehmet Can Vuran. Requested: $1,000,000 (In review).
  • Optimizing watershed manure management for water quality protection and conservation under climate change. July 2013. USDA-NIFA. PI: Dan Snow; Collaborators: John Gilley, Lisa Durso, Dan Miller, Amy Millmier Schmidt, Shannon Bartelt-Hunt, Xu Li, and Kathryn Pekarek. Requested: $659,445 (Unfunded).
  • Barnyard Engineered BMPs Playbook. June 2013. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. PIs: Jill Heemstra and Amy Millmier Schmidt. Requested: $14,373 (In review).
  • XR/MEGA-10ZERO Photonic Imaging System. May 2013. University of Nebraska Agricultural Research Division Hatch Equipment Funds. PIs: Ty Schmidt and Amy Millmier Schmidt. Awarded: $75,000.
  • ESI: Environmental Solutions Investigators. December 2012. Environmental Protection Agency. PI: Amy Millmier Schmidt; Collaborators: Bradley Barker, Saundra Frerichs, and Charles Shapiro. Requested: $215,999 (Unfunded).
  • Development of an integrated approach to mitigate antimicrobial resistance originating from broiler chickens and turkeys. December 2012. Ohio State University. PI: Jill Heemstra; Collaborator: Amy Millmier Schmidt. Requested: $123,498 (In review).
  • Mitigating Antimicrobial Resistance Using Livestock Manure Biochar. December 2012. USDA-AFRI. PI: Xu Li; Collaborators: Shannon Bartelt-Hunt, Milford Hanna, David Jones, Amy Schmidt, and Daniel Snow. Requested: $800,000 (Unfunded).
  • Determination of Time-Temperature Combinations for Destruction of Escherichia Coli During Composting of Beef Manure. November 2012. UNL Layman Seed Program. PI: Amy Schmidt; Collaborator: Ty Schmidt. Requested: $10,000 (Unfunded).
  • On-farm Validation of the Mississippi Irrigation Scheduler Tool (MIST) for Soybean Production Systems. November 2011. Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board. PI: Amy Schmidt; Collaborators: Gretchen Sassenrath, Joseph Crumpton, Jeanne Schneider. Awarded: $77,231.
  • Development and Delivery of a Mobile Application for Irrigation System Calibration. November 2011. Southern Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SSARE) Program. PI: Amy Millmier Schmidt; Collaborators: Gretchen Sassenrath, Joseph Crumpton, Don Respess, Darrington Seward and John Michael Pillow. Requested: $15,000 (Unfunded).
  • Development and Delivery of Water Management Tools for the Humid Southeast United States. July 2011. USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. PI: Amy Millmier Schmidt. Co-PIs: Joseph Crumpton (MSU); Mark Silva (MSU Delta Research and Extension Center); Gretchen Sassenrath (USDA-ARS Crop Production Systems Research Unit); Collaborators: Jeanne Schneider (USDA-ARS Great Plains Agroclimate and Natural Resources Research Unit), Hendrik van Riessen (GIS Consultant), Joseph Massey (MSU). Requested: $400,000 (Unfunded).
  • On-farm Validation of the Mississippi Irrigation Scheduler Tool (MIST) for Cotton Production Systems. July 2011. Mississippi Cotton Incorporated State Support Program. PI: Amy Schmidt; Collaborators: Gretchen Sassenrath, Lyle Pringle, Joseph Crumpton and Mark Silva. Requested: $225,443 (Unfunded).
  • Utilization of Management Intensive Rotational Grazing Practices to Improve Forage Quality, Production Efficiency and Sustainability of Southeastern Dairy Farms. June 2011. Southern SARE. PI: Stephanie Hill Ward; Collaborators: Amy Millmier Schmidt, Rocky Lemus. Requested: $200,500 (Unfunded).
  • Water Management Research and Education Initiative. May 2011. USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. PI: Amy Millmier Schmidt. Co-PIs: Joseph Crumpton (MSU); Gretchen Sassenrath (USDA-ARS Crop Production Systems Research Unit); Collaborators: Jeanne Schneider (USDA-ARS Great Plains Agroclimate and Natural Resources Research Unit), Hendrik van Riessen (Private GIS Consultant), Joseph Massey (MSU). Requested: $497,978 (Unfunded).
  • Mississippi AgrAbility Project. February 2011. USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. PI: Amy Millmier Schmidt. Collaborators: Jason Ward, Janie Cirlot-New, Wes Perry and Dan Allison, (MSU); H.S. "Butch" McMillan (MS Dept. of Rehabilitation Services). Requested: $720,000 (Unfunded).
  • Do Your Part! An Educational Program for Promoting Safe Disposal of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products. February 2011. Southern Regional Water Resource Project. PI: Amy Millmier Schmidt. Collaborators: Michael Smolen (Oklahoma State University), Maifan Silitonga (Alcorn State University), Ashley Osbourne (University of Kentucky), Ellen Bauske (University of Georgia) and Diane Boellstorff (Texas A&M University). Requested: $18,999. (Funded)
  • Prescreening /Qualitative Analysis of Pharmaceuticals in the Southern Region. February 2011. Southern Regional Water Resource Project. PI: Maifan Silitonga (Alcorn State University). Collaborators: Amy Millmier Schmidt (MSU), Diane Boellstorff (Texas A&M University), Jason Vogel (Oklahoma State University), Glynn Beck (University of Kentucky), Sam Dennis (Tennessee State University), Teferi Tsegaye (Alabama A&M University), Uttam Saha (University of Georgia), Edmund Buckner and Brian Haggard (University of Arkansas), Odemari Mbuya (Florida A&M University), and G.B. Reddy (North Carolina A&T State University). Requested: $44,997. (Funded. MSU Awarded: $1,500).
  • Web-based Mississippi Irrigation Scheduling Tool. January 2011. Specific Cooperative Agreement with USDA-ARS-Application and Production Technology Research Unit, Stoneville, MS. PI: Amy Schmidt. Contracted: $62,545.
  • On-farm Validation of the Mississippi Irrigation Scheduler Tool (MIST) for Corn Production Systems. December 2010. Mississippi Corn Promotion Board. PI: Amy Schmidt; Collaborators: Gretchen Sassenrath, Lyle Pringle, Bijay Shresthra. Awarded: $30,147.
  • On-farm Validation of the Mississippi Irrigation Scheduler Tool (MIST) for Soybean Production Systems. December 2010. Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board. PI: Amy Schmidt; Collaborators: Gretchen Sassenrath, Lyle Pringle, Bijay Shresthra. Awarded: $64,310.
  • Irrigation Water Use and Sustainability in Soybean Production Systems in Mississippi. March 2010. Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board. PI: Amy Schmidt. Awarded: $19,640.
  • End-user Training, Implementation and Review of a Web-based Irrigation Scheduling Tool for Mississippi Crop Producers. December 2009. Pre-proposal submitted to Southern Risk Management Education Center. PI: Amy Schmidt; Collaborators: Scott Samson, Gretchen Sassenrath, Lyle Pruitt. Requested (Unfunded): $44,789.
  • 2009 Mississippi 319 Waste Pesticide Disposal Program. August 2009. Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. PI: Jimmy Bonner; Co-PI: Amy Schmidt. Awarded: $225,000.
  • Web-based Mississippi Irrigation Scheduling Tool. June 2009. Specific Cooperative Agreement with USDA-ARS-Application and Production Technology Research Unit, Stoneville, MS. Co-PI's: Scott Samson and Amy Schmidt. Contracted: $31,239.
  • Investigation of the prevalence of MRSA in stored swine manure and deposited particulate matter from building exhaust fans and the resulting fate and transport of MRSA in the environment. April 2009. National Pork Board. PI: Amy Schmidt; Collaborators: Sally Yoder, Ty Schmidt, Chad Stahl, Thomas Reilly and Richard O'Callaghan . Requested (Unfunded): $55,665.
  • Improving health of the Senegalese through water, sanitation, education, and aquaculture. March 2009. USAID Senegal. PI: Jane Clary; Collaborators: Benjy Mikel, Jason Behrends, Amy Schmidt, Mikel Hall, and Brian Smith. Requested (Unfunded): $20,999,206.18.
  • Southeastern Regional Small Public Water Systems Capacity Development Project. August 2007. United States Environmental Protection Agency. Co-PI's: Amy Schmidt and Jonathan Pote. Requested (Unfunded) $696,616.
  • Training and Technical Assistance for Small and/or Rural Public Water Systems. August 2007. United States Environmental Protection Agency, Collaborators: Amy Schmidt and members of eight technical assistance centers forming the Technical Assistance Center Network – TACNET). Requested (Unfunded): $1,999,999 total; $240,000 (MSU SE-TAC Program).
  • Feasibility of Dairy Development in Southeast Missouri. July 2006. Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority. PI: Joe Horner, Collaborators: Amy Schmidt, Ryan Milhollin, Joe Zulovich, Barry Steevens, Charles Fulhage, John Lory, Scott Poock. Awarded $72,845.
  • Contract Hog Finishing for Crop Producers. February 2006. North Central Risk Management Education Center. Co-PIs: Ray Massey, Ann Ulmer, Amy Schmidt, and John Lory. Requested (Unfunded) $19,606.
  • Aikens Beef Finishing Operation Design – Phase II. February 2006. Upper and Middle Mississippi Valley Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit. PI: Charles Fulhage, Co-PI's: Amy Schmidt and Joseph Zulovich. Awarded $13,690.
  • Missouri Swine Production School. December 2005. National Pork Board and Missouri Pork Association. PI: Amy Schmidt, Collaborators: Charles Fulhage, John Lory, Raymond Massey, Marcia Shannon, Tim Safranski, Tom Fangman, Ann Ulmer, Joseph Zulovich, and Rex Ricketts. Awarded $20,000.
  • Aikens Beef Finishing Operation Design – Phase I. October 2005. Upper and Middle Mississippi Valley Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit. PI: Charles Fulhage, Co-PI's: Amy Schmidt and Joseph Zulovich. Awarded $12,008.
  • CNMP Education Initiative. December 2003. National Pork Board. PI: Marcia Shannon, Collaborators: Amy Schmidt, Tim Safranski, Tom Fangman, Raymond Massey, John Lory, Joseph Zulovich, and Charles Fulhage. Awarded $10,000.
  • Most Commonly Asked Questions About Pork Production and the Environment. May 2003. National Pork Board. PI: Amy Millmier, Collaborators: Charles Fulhage, John Lory, Marcia Shannon, Raymond Massey, Tom Fangman, Tim Safranski, and Joseph Zulovich. Awarded $5,500.
  • Comprehensive Nutrient Management Planning Educational Programming for Missouri Swine Producers. December 2002. National Pork Board and Missouri Pork Association. PI: Marcia Carlson Shannon, Collaborators: Charles Fulhage, John Lory, Ray Massey, Amy Millmier, and Joseph Zulovich. Awarded $20,000.
  • Center for Olfactometry Research. January 2002. State of Missouri Tobacco Funds. Co-PIs: Ingolf Gruen, Jinglu Tan, Amy Millmier, Leon Schumacher, and Joe Zulovich. Requested (unfunded) $595,000.
  • Measurement and Control of Aerial Pollutant Emissions from Swine Finishing Houses. Six-State Consortium on Animal Waste Management. June 2001. Co-PIs: Amy Millmier, University of Missouri – Columbia and Albert Heber, Purdue University. University of Missouri: Awarded $83,142.

Publications

[Refereed Journal Articles]

  • Schmidt, A.M., J. D. Davis, J. L. Purswell, Z. Fan, and A. S. Kiess. 2013. Spatial variability of heating profiles in windrowed poultry litter. J App Poultry Res. 22:319-328.
  • Sassenrath, G.F., Schneider, J.M., Schmidt, A.M., Silva, A.M. 2012. Quality assurance of weather parameters for determining daily evapotranspiration in the humid growing environment of the Mid-South. Mississippi Academy of Science. 57:178-192.
  • Ni, J-Q, A.J. Heber, T.T. Lim, P.C. Tao, and A.M. Schmidt. 2008. Methane and carbon dioxide emission from two pig finishing barns. J. Environ. Qual. 37:2001-2011.
  • Heber, A.J., J.-Q. Ni, T.-T. Lim, A.M. Schmidt, J. A. Koziel, P.C. Tao, D.B. Beasley, S.J. Hoff, R.E. Nicolai, L.D. Jacobson, and Y. Zhang. 2006. Quality assured measurements of animal building emissions: Gas concentrations. AWMA Journal 56:1472-1483.
  • Heber, A.J., T.-T. Lim; J.-Q. Ni; P.C. Tao, A.M. Schmidt, J.A. Koziel, S.J. Hoff, L.D. Jacobson, Y. Zhang, and G.B. Baughman. 2006. Quality assured measurements of animal building emissions: Particulate matter concentrations. AWMA Journal 56:1642-1648.
  • Lory, J., R. Massey, J. Zulovich, J. Hoehne, A. Schmidt, M. Shannon and C. Fulhage. 2004. An Assessment of nitrogen-based manure application rates on 39 US swine operations. J. Environ. Qual. 33:1106-1113.
  • Lory, J., R. Massey, J. Zulovich, J. Hoehne, A. Schmidt, M. Shannon and C. Fulhage. 2004. Feasibility and costs of phosphorus application limits on 39 US swine operations. J. Environ. Qual. 33:1114-1123.
  • Millmier, A., C. Hurburgh, C. Fulhage, J. Hattey, and H. Zhang. 2000. Near-Infrared Sensing of Manure Nutrients. Transactions of the ASAE 43(4).

[Extension Publications]

  • Schmidt, A.M. 2013. Preparing for a Site Visit. Pork Information Gateway Fact Sheet (number not yet assigned).
  • Schmidt, A.M. 2013. Managing Earthen Manure Storage Basins During Drought. University of Nebraska Extension Circular 719.
  • Schmidt, A.M. 2013. Safe Disposal of Veterinary Pharmaceuticals. Pork Information Gateway Fact Sheet, HOW-10-06-02.
  • Schmidt, A.M. 2013. Feedlot Abandonment Recommended Procedures (Revision). University of Nebraska NebGuide G1293.
  • Schmidt, A.M. 2013. Abandonment Planning for Earthen Manure Storages, Holding Ponds, and Anaerobic Lagoons (Revision). University of Nebraska NebGuide G1370.
  • Schmidt, A.M. 2013. Sludge Management for Anaerobic Lagoons and Runoff Holding Ponds (Revision). University of Nebraska NebGuide G1371.
  • Schmidt, A.M. 2013. Estimating a Whole Farm Nutrient Balance: Spreadsheet Instructions (Revision). University of Nebraska EC 189.
  • Schmidt, A.M. 2013. Manure Nutrient and Land Requirement Estimator: Spreadsheet Instructions (Revision). University of Nebraska EC 190.
  • Barrett, J., A.M. Schmidt and J. Camp. 2012. Testing and Understanding Residential Private Well Drinking Water Analyses in Mississippi. Mississippi State University Extension Service.
  • Schmidt, A.M., E. Bauske, A. Osborne, M. Silitonga, R. Sheffield, J. Bonner, M. Smolen, J. Vogel, S. Dennis, and D. Boellstorff. 2012. Pharmaceutical Disposal Education Website. www.DontDrugYourDrain.com.
  • Schmidt, A.M. 2011. Chemigation (Revision). Mississippi State University Extension Service. Publication number 1551.
  • Schmidt, A.M. 2011. Irrigation Facts and Figures (Revision). Mississippi State University Extension Service. Publication number F 804.
  • Schmidt, A. M., G. Sassenrath, J. Crumpton, B. Rice. 2011. Water Conservation and Water Management Website.
  • Oldham, L., and A. Schmidt. 2011. Operating an Environmentally Compatible Livestock Operation. Mississippi State University Extension Service. Publication number 2658.
  • Sassenrath, G.F., D.K. Fisher, H.C. Pringle, S. Samson and A.M. Schmidt. 2010. Irrigation Scheduling for Humid Environments – Improving Water Management, Crop Performance and Economic Return. USDA-ARS Crop Production Systems Fact Sheet No. 2010-003. November 2010.
  • Snyder, R.G. and A.M. Schmidt. 2010. Fertigation: The Basics of Injecting Fertilizer for Field-Grown Tomatoes. Mississippi State University Extension Service. Publication number 2037.
  • Schmidt, A.M. 2008. Safe Disposal of Medications and Personal Care Products. Mississippi State University Extension Service. Publication number 1844.
  • Lory, J., R. Massey, A. Schmidt, M. Shannon. 2007. Optimizing Fertilizer Value of Manure from Slurry Hog Finishing Operations. MU Guide 9334.
  • Schmidt, A.M. Controlling Odors on Your Livestock Operation: A Producer's Checklist for Good Stewardship. University of Missouri Extension Publication.
  • Schmidt, A.M. "EPA Air Compliance Agreement – What Missouri Producers Need to Know" Producer Fact Sheet (1 page). Developed by: University of Missouri Commercial Agriculture Program and Missouri Department of Natural Resources. March 2005.
  • Schmidt, A.M. "EPA Air Compliance Agreement – What Missouri Producers Need to Know" Producer Information Guide (5 pages). Developed by: University of Missouri Commercial Agriculture Program and Missouri Department of Natural Resources. March 2005.
  • "Wet Weather Emergency Lagoon Management Practices" Fact Sheet. Developed by: University of Missouri Commercial Agriculture Program, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, and Missouri Department of Agriculture. January 2005.
  • Schmidt, A.M. and A. J. Heber. 2004. Dust, Odor and Gas Control in Swine Finishing Barns Through Oil Sprinkling. University of Missouri Extension Publication G 2530.

[Conference Proceedings]

  • Schmidt, A.M., G.F. Sassenrath, J. Crumpton, J. Corbitt, B. Rice, H. van Riessen, R. Thornton, R. Prabhu, J. Pote, C. Wax, and M. L. Tagert. 2013. Development and delivery of educational tools for irrigation water management and on-farm implementation of the MIST. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO, July 21-24, 2013.
  • Sassenrath, G.F., A. M. Schmidt, J. Schneider, J. Crumpton, B. Rice, H. van Riessen, R. Thornton, R. Prabhu, J. Corbitt, J. Pote, and C. Wax. 2013. Development of the Mississippi Irrigation Scheduling Tool – MIST. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO, July 21-24, 2013.
  • Sassenrath, G.F., A. M. Schmidt, J. Schneider, J. Crumpton, B. Rice, H. van Riessen, R. Thornton, R. Prabhu, J. Corbitt, J. Pote, and C. Wax. 2013. Testing the accuracy of National Weather Service spatially gridded radar precipitation estimates for determining field-level rainfall amounts. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO, July 21-24, 2013.
  • Rice, B., H. van Riessen, J. Crumpton, , G.F. Sassenrath, A. M. Schmidt, J. Schneider, R. Thornton, R. Prabhu, J. Corbitt, J. Pote, and C. Wax. 2013. Implementation of the Mississippi Irrigation Scheduling Tool in a dynamic web-based format. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO, July 21-24, 2013.
  • Prabhu, R., G.F. Sassenrath, A. M. Schmidt, J. Crumpton, B. Rice, H. van Riessen, R. Thornton, J. Corbitt, J. Pote, and C. Wax. 2013. Uncertainty, calibration and validation of the Mississippi Irrigation Scheduling Tool model. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO, July 21-24, 2013.
  • Sassenrath, G.F., A. M. Schmidt, J. Corbitt, J. Crumpton, B. Rice, H. van Riessen, R. Thornton, R. Prabhu, J. Schneider, J. Pote, and C. Wax. 2013. On-farm testing and potential improvements in water management using the MIST. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO, July 21-24, 2013.
  • Schmidt, A.M., G.F. Sassenrath, J. Crumpton, B. Rice. and J. Schneider. 2012. MIST: A Web-Based Irrigation Scheduling Tool for Mississippi Crop Production. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, July 29 – August 1, 2012.
  • Rice, B., J. Crumpton, A. Schmidt, G. Sassenrath, and J. Schneider. 2012. A web-based irrigation scheduling tool for Mississippi. Mississippi Water Resources Conference, Jackson, MS, April 3-4, 2012.
  • Schmidt, A.M., G.F. Sassenrath, J. Schneider, J. Crumpton, B. Rice. 2011. A web-based irrigation scheduling tool for Mississippi. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering Annual Meeting, Louisville, KY, August 7-10, 2011.
  • Schmidt, A.M., G.F. Sassenrath, H.C. Pringle, D.K. Fisher, S. Samson and B. Shrestha. 2011. Development of Irrigation Scheduling Tools for the Humid, High-rainfall Environment of the Lower Mississippi Delta. 2011 Land Grant / Sea Grant National Water Conference, Washington, D.C., January 30 – February 1, 2011.
  • Sassenrath, G.F., Schmidt, A.M., Pringle, H.C., Shrestha, B., Fisher, D.K. 2011. Mississippi web-based irrigation scheduling tool. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. Atlanta, GA. Jan. 4-9, 2011. p. 7-9. 2011.
  • Sassenrath, G.F., H.C. Pringle, D.K. Fisher, S. Samson, A.M. Schmidt, and B. Shrestha. 2010. Development of Irrigation Scheduling Tools for the Humid, High-rainfall Environment of the Lower Mississippi Delta. ASABE Paper No. IRR10-9797. ASABE 5th National Decennial Irrigation Conference, Phoenix, AZ, December 5-8, 2010.
  • Sassenrath, G.F., A.M. Schmidt, J. Schneider, H.C. Pringle. 2010. Parameterizing the FAO-56 Penman Monteith Evapotranspiration calculation for alluvial soils of the lower Mississippi River alluvial flood plain. Agronomy Society of America Annual Meeting, Pittsburg, PA.
  • Schmidt, A., J. Davis, J. Purswell, Z. Fan and A. Kiess. 2010. Analysis of the Effect of Spatial and Temporal Sampling Densities on Accuracy of Predicting the Heating Profile in Windrowed Broiler Litter. ASABE Paper No. 711P0510cd. ASABE International Symposium on Air Quality and Manure Management for Agriculture, Dallas, TX, September 12-16, 2010.
  • Schmidt, A., J. Davis, J. Purswell, and A. Kiess. 2010. Effect of Moisture Content on the Heating Profile in Windrowed Broiler Litter. ASABE Paper No. 711P0510cd. ASABE International Symposium on Air Quality and Manure Management for Agriculture, Dallas, TX, September 12-16, 2010.
  • Schmidt, A., J. Davis, J. Purswell, A. Kiess, W. Batchelor. 2009. Standard Methodology for Monitoring the Self-heating Profile in Windrowed Poultry Litter. ASABE Paper No. 095916. ASABE Annual Meeting, Reno, NV, June 21-14, 2009.
  • Fulhage, C., A. Schmidt, and J. Lory. 2005. Long Term Sludge and Nutrient Accumulation in Swine Lagoons – A Case Study. 2005 Animal Waste Management Symposium. North Carolina State University Animal and Poultry Waste Management Center. Raleigh, North Carolina. October 5-7, 2005.
  • Heber, A.J., P.-C. Tao, J.-Q. Ni, T.-T. Lim, A.M. Schmidt. 2005. Air emissions from two swine finishing buildings with flushing: ammonia characteristics. Oral presentation at the Seventh International Livestock Symposium, Beijing, China, May 17-19.
  • Heber, A.J., T.-T. Lim, P,-C. Tao, J.-Q. Ni and A.M. Schmidt. 2004. Control of air emissions from swine finishing buildings flushed with recycled lagoon effluent. Oral presentation at the ASAE Meeting, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, July 30-August 4, 2004, ASAE Paper 044126, 12pp.
  • Tao, P.-C., A.J. Heber, J.-Q. Ni, T.-T. Lim, A. Schmidt. 2003. Measurements of carbon dioxide emissions from two mechanically-ventilated swine buildings. Oral presentation at the ASAE Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, July 28-Aug. 1.
  • Massey, R., J. Zulovich, J. Lory, and A. Millmier. 2003. Farm Level Economic Impacts of Owning and Operating Impermeable Lagoon Covers. In Swine Housing II Proceedings of the 12-15 October 2003 Conference. Research Triangle Park, Raleigh, NC. p. 94-101.
  • Massey, R., J. Zulovich, J. Lory, and A. Millmier. 2003. Farm Level Economic Impacts of Owning and Operating Impermeable Lagoon Covers. In Air Pollution from Agricultural Operations III Proceedings of the 12-15 October 2003 Conference. Research Triangle Park, Raleigh, NC. p. 346-353.
  • Heber, A., J.-Q. Ni, T. Lim, P. Tao, A. Millmier, L. Jacobson, R. Nicolai, J. Koziel, S. Hoff, Y. Zhang, and D. Beasley. 2002. Quality assured measurements of animal building emissions: Part 1. Gas concentrations. Symposium on Air Quality Measurement Methods and Technology, San Francisco, CA: November 13-25 Air and Waste Management Association: Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Heber, A., T. Lim; J. Gallien; J.-Q. Ni; P. Tao, A. Millmier, L. Jacobson, J. Koziel, S. Hoff, Y. Zhang, and G. Baughman. 2002. Quality assured measurements of animal building emissions: Part 2. Particulate matter concentrations. Symposium on Air Quality Measurement Methods and Technology, San Francisco, CA: November 13- 25, Air and Waste Management Association: Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Massey, R., J. Zulovich, J. Lory, and A. Millmier. 2002. Agronomic and Economic Impacts of Lagoon Based Swine Operations Complying with the Proposed EPA Zero Discharge Rule. 2002 Animal Residuals Conference, May 6-8, 2002, Washington, DC. pp. 331-333.
  • Lory, J., R. Massey, J. Zulovich, J. Hoehne, A. Millmier, M. Carlson. 2002. On-Farm Evaluation of Adopting Phosphorus versus Nitrogen Limits For Manure Application on U.S. Swine Operations. 2002 Animal Residuals Conference, May 6-8, 2002, Washington, DC. pp. 343-362.

[Book Chapters]

  • Sassenrath, G., A. Schmidt, and B. Leib, 2012. Section 7: Irrigation Scheduling Tools. Pages 32-37. In: Cotton Irrigation Management for Humid Regions. Cotton Incorporated, Cary, NC.
  • Millmier, A., J. Lory and R. Massey. Environmental Compatibility and Manure Nutrient Management. In: The Missouri Swine Enterprise Manual. Version 1.0, University of Missouri Extension Publications MM102, May 2003.

[Reports]

  • Horner, J., R. Milhollin, A. Schmidt, V. Pierce, J. Zulovich, C. Fulhage, S. Poock, B. Steevens, J. Lory, R. Ricketts. 2007. Feasibility of Dairy Development in Southeast Missouri. Report prepared for and submitted to Southeast Missouri Dairy & Beef Steering Committee. June 2007.
  • Lory, J., R. Massey, A. Schmidt, R. Milhollin V. Pierce, J. Zulovich, J. Hoehne, E. Wilson, and R. Ricketts. How Do Missouri's Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation Regulations Compare to Competing States? Report prepared at the request of, and submitted to, the Missouri Department of Agriculture on March 8, 2004.
  • Millmier, A., T.J. Fangman, M.S. Carlson, J. Zulovich, R. Massey, J. Lory, C. Fulhage. 2003. Answers to Consumers' Questions About How Pork is Produced. National Pork Board publication. Des Moines, IA, June 2003.
  • Massey, R., J. Lory, A. Millmier, J. Zulovich and L. McCann. "Comments from the University of Missouri Commercial Ag Program to the Environmental Protection Agency in response to Notice of Data Availability Published November 21, 2001." Sent January 14, 2002.
  • Massey, R., J. Lory, J. Zulovich, A. Millmier, J. Hoehne, C. Case, C. Boessen, M. Carlson, C. Fulhage, T. Fangman, and R. Ricketts. "Comments from the University of Missouri Commercial Agriculture Program to the Environmental Protection Agency in Response to Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation Proposed Rule Published January 2001. Submitted July 26, 2001.
  • Lory, John A., Ray Massey, Joe Zulovich, Amy Millmier, John Hoehne, and Chanda Case. "Chapter 2: Feasibility of Adopting Phosphorus-Rotation Limits Versus Nitrogen Limits for Manure Application." Comments to the USEPA on the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation Proposed Rule. Submitted July 26, 2001.
  • Lory, John A., Ray Massey, Joe Zulovich, Amy Millmier, John Hoehne, and Chanda Case. "Chapter 3: The Feasibility of Adopting Annual Versus Rotational Phosphorus Limits for Manure Application." Comments to the USEPA on the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation Proposed Rule. Submitted July 26, 2001.
  • Lory, John A., Ray Massey, Joe Zulovich, Amy Millmier, John Hoehne, and Chanda Case. "Chapter 4: On-Farm Evaluation of Adopting Phosphorus Verus Nitrogen Limits for Manure Application on U.S. Swine Operations." Comments to the USEPA on the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation Proposed Rule. Submitted July 26, 2001.
  • Zulovich, Joe, Amy Millmier, John Hoehne, John Lory, Ray Massey and Chanda Case. "Chapter 5: The Technical Feasibility of the Swine Industry Meeting a 'Zero Discharge' Requirement." Comments to the USEPA on the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation Proposed Rule. Submitted July 26, 2001.
  • Zulovich, Joe, Ray Massey, John Lory, Amy Millmier, John Hoehne, and Chanda Case. "Chapter 6: Agronomic and Economic Impacts of Converting Manure Systems." Comments to the USEPA on the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation Proposed Rule. Submitted July 26, 2001.
  • Boessen, Chris, Ray Massey, John Lory, Joe Zulovich, Amy Millmier, and Marcia Carlson. "Chapter 7: Co-Permitting Provisions in the Proposed Revisions to the NPDES Permit Regulation and Effluent Guidelines and Standards for CAFOs." Comments to the USEPA on the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation Proposed Rule. Submitted July 26, 2001.

Honors and Awards

  • Epsilon Sigma Phi Early Career Service State Award 2011
  • For exemplary service to extension through environmental research and education
  • to improve agricultural sustainability and profitability and protect public health
  • Mississippi State University State Pride Award for Faculty Excellence 2011
  • ASABE Conference Chair Recognition Award 2011
    2010 International Symposium on Air Quality and Manure Management for Agriculture
  • ASAE Outstanding Paper Award 2002
    "Near Infrared Sensing of Manure Nutrients" Transactions of the ASAE, Vol. 43, No. 4
  • USDA-NRCS Certificate of Appreciation 2001
    For assistance in training NRCS personnel and third party vendors on nutrient management
    in one-on-one and group sessions
  • Epsilon Sigma Phi State Team Award 2001
    For participation in a project in response to a National Pork Producers Council invitation
    to help agricultural producers understand the implications of the proposed EPA regulations
    on animal and crop agriculture in the United States

University of Nebraska - Lincoln Animal Science Department