Grassland studies fall seminar series begins Sept. 17

Center for Grassland Studies
The Center for Grassland Studies fall seminar series will begin on Sept. 17. The seminars take place on most Mondays during the fall semester from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Nebraska East Union.

September 6, 2018

Lincoln, Neb. — The 24th annual fall seminar series offered by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's Center for Grassland Studies will include 9 presentations on topics related to transforming range curriculum in the 21st century, producer perspectives of systems management, ranch profitability given increased precipitation variability and flexible stocking and the history of grassland science at Nebraska.

Lincoln, Neb. — The seminars take place on most Mondays during the fall semester from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Nebraska East Union. The first lecture is Sept. 17 and the last is Nov. 26, with no presentations on Oct. 15 or Nov. 19. The seminars are free and open to the public. The series features Chuck West, this year's Frank and Margaret Leu Distinguished Lecturer.

West is program director and Thornton Distinguished Chair, Department of  Plant & Soil Science at Texas Tech University. He is an internationally known expert in forage ecophysiology. His interests include the management, ecology and research techniques of forage crops and pastures. His current research concentrates on quantifying the water use of forage crops and pastures as affected by grazing management in an effort to improve forage utilization by cattle and to make most efficient use of limited water supplies to sustain profitable agriculture. 

“We are fortunate to have someone of Dr. West’s background and expertise to visit with us about managing our forage and pasture resources for livestock production at a time when the Center for Grassland Studies and IANR are growing our programs in Integrated Beef Systems,” said Steve Waller, interim director of the Center for Grassland Studies. 

The seminar schedule can be found at The schedule is subject to revision; any changes will be noted on the website.

 Each seminar is videoed and uploaded to the website above a few days after the presentation. Contact the Center for Grassland Studies for more information at (402) 472-4101 or email

Margo McKendree
Administrative Coordinator
Center for Grassland Studies

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