Year 3 Grazing CAP Annual Meeting

  Date: 8:00am March 18-1:00pm March 19, 2015

Location: The CORE, Stephenson Research and Technology Center, 101 David L. Boren Blvd. University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma



Beef produced on pasture and rangeland forages and dual-purpose winter wheat in the Southern Great Plains (SGP: Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas) provides a significant portion of the nation’s red meat; constitutes the largest land use and agricultural enterprise in the region; and is subject to a widely variable climate. The aim of the Resilience and vulnerability of beef cattle production in the Southern Great Plains under changing climate, land use and markets (Grazing CAP) project is to answer critically important research questions and deliver Extension program¬ming about impacts of climate variability and climate change on system vulnerability and resilience. Project long-term goals are to (1) better understand vulnerability and enhance resilience of SGP beef-grazing systems in a world of increased climate variability, dynamic land-use, and fluctuating markets and (2) safeguard regional production while mitigating the environmental footprint of agriculture. Specific objectives are to (1) build capacity among regional institutions to move research and extension to a higher level of integration; (2) better understand beef-grazing system dynamics, quantify vulnerability and resilience, and balance sustainability of production and ecosystem services; (3) provide information and technology to enable producers to employ risk-based information in decision-making; and (4) train the next generation of producers and researchers to collectively address rising challenges.

Meeting Agenda

The two-day meeting will include progress reports from the leads of each Research Themes and Outreach Group as well as breakout sessions for Research Themes and Groups and integrated Research & Extension sessions focused on broader topics.


Registration is by invitation only. Registration deadline March 1, 2015.


$120, participants will be mailed an invoice payable following the workshop.


Designated lodging with a group rate of $109 has been reserved at Embassy Suites When making reservations please request teh Grazing CAP Annual Meeting block and group rate. Reservations must be made by February 16th to guarantee the group rate. 

Contact Person for Registration and Logistical Support

Ms. Melissa Scott, Center for Spatial Analysis, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (

Registered participants: 49

Name Institution
Aljoe, Hugh Noble Foundation
Bajgain, Rajen University of Oklahoma
Barkman, Lana Kansas State University
Basara, Jeffrey University of Oklahoma
Becerra, Terri Kansas State University
Biddy, Quentin K20 Center @ University of Oklahoma
Brown, Barbara Oklahoma State University
Campbell, Amber Kansas State University
Cate, Jean K20 Center @ University of Oklahoma
Coleman, Sam ARS GRL
Davis, Cathryn Kansas State University
Devlin, Daniel Kansas State University
Farney, Jaymelynn Kansas State University
Fick, Walter Kansas State University
French, Lisa Cheney Lake Watershed, Inc
Gardner, Tyler Kansas State University
Gowda, Prasanna USDA-ARS Conservation and Production Research Laboratory
Grusak, Michael USDA-ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center
Holderness, Audrey Kansas State University
Jin, Cui univerisity of oklahoma
Lalman, David Oklahoma State
Liu, Jing University of Oklahoma
Locke, James Noble Foundation
McCowen, Robert Kansas State University Office of Educational Innovation and Evaluation
Moffet, Corey Noble Foundation
Notenbaert, Noortje Kansas State University
Ochsner, Tyson Oklahoma State University
Osei, Edward Tarleton State University
Paul, George Texas A&M AgriLife Research
Peterson Munks, Brekke USDA-ARS Grazinglands Research Laboratory
Presley, DeAnn Kansas State University
Reuter, Ryan Oklahoma State University
Ruiz Diaz, Dorivar Kansas State University
sharma, sonisa Oklahoma State University
Shoup, Doug Kansas State
Starks, Pat USDA-ARS Grazinglands Res Lab
Steiner, Jean USDA-ARS Grazinglands Res Lab
Sutherland, Albert Oklahoma State University
Swamy, Aavudai Anandhi Kansas State University
Todd, Richard USDA-ARS Bushland
Turner, Ken USDA-ARS-GRL
Turner, Ken USDA-ARS Grazinglands Res Lab
Wagle, Pradeep University of Oklahoma
Wallin, Dennis USDA-ARS-PA-GRL
warren, jason OSU
Xiao, Xiangming University of Oklahoma
Zhou, Yuting University of Oklahoma