The Bair Ranch Foundation Seminar Series is a seminar series that brings nationally recognized scientists and agricultural professionals to MSU for the benefit of students, faculty, and the public. The series is aimed at fostering greater public engagement and outreach on innovative research, agricultural, and natural resource issues. Each seminar will include a research talk in an effort to provide meaningful opportunities for professional interactions among nationally recognized Agricultural professionals, teachers, and researchers, to the students and faculty of MSU.  

All seminars take place in the Animal Biosciences Building (ABB) Room 134 (unless noted). The evening seminars will be preceded by a reception at 5:00 p.m.

2019 FALL SCHEDULE

Thursday, September 5:

MSU Seminar @ 12:15  in Lewis Hall 304

Dr. Nathan Sayre, University of California, Berkeley

“Collaborative Rangeland Conservation in the U: What Can the Past Tell Us Now?”

Click here to view the video of the presentation.

 

Thursday, September 19:

MSU Seminar @ Noon in ABB 134

Dr. Erik Beever, Research Ecologist and Affiliate Professor, USGS Northern Rocky Mtn. Science Center

"Synecology of Free-roaming Horses: Multi-scale Relationships with Mammals, Reptiles, Plants, and Soils of Sagebrush Habitats."

Click here to view the video of the presentation.

 

Thursday,  October 3:

MSU Seminar @ Noon in ABB 134

Patrick Wall, Iowa State University, Executive Director, Ultrasound Guidelines Council, Area Beef Field Specialist – SE Iowa, Marion County Extension Office

“The Ultrasound Guidelines Council: Industry Challenges”

Click here to view the video of the presentation.

 

Community Talk @ 6:00 pm in ABB 134

Patrick Wall, Iowa State University, Executive Director, Ultrasound Guidelines Council, Area Beef Field Specialist – SE Iowa, Marion County Extension Office

“Carcass Ultrasound Technology: It’s History…and Why”

Click here to view the video of the presentation.

 

Thursday, October 17:

MSU Seminar @ Noon in ABB 134

Dr. Bill Fagan, University of Maryland, Department of Biology, Professor and Department Chair

“Spatial Ecology & Animal Movement”

 

Community Talk @ 6:00 pm in ABB 134

Dr. Bill Fagan, University of Maryland, Department of Biology, Professor and Department Chair

 

November 14:

MSU Seminar @ Noon in ABB 134

Dr. Fabian Menalled, Montana State University, Land Resources Environmental Sciences

“Weed Ecology and the Relationships of Farming Systems, Soil, and Microbiology”

 

Thursday, December 5:

MSU Seminar @ Noon in ABB 134

Graduate Student Seminars

 

Thursday, December 12:

MSU Seminar @ Noon in ABB 134

Graduate Student Seminars

 

2019 SPRING SCHEDULE

Thursday, January 17:

MSU Seminar @ Noon in ABB 134

Dr. Bob Garrott, Professor, Department of Ecology, Montana State University

“Montana State University’s Collaborative Bighorn Sheep Research”

A link to Dr. Garrott's presentation is here. We apologize for the technical difficulties.

 

Thursday, January 31:

Community Talk

Museum of Rockies Hager Auditorium 6:00 p.m.
Reception in the Bair Lobby at 5:15 p.m.

Dr. Sreekala Bajwa, College of Ag Vice President and Dean, Montana State University

“MSU Agriculture – Vital to MSU’s Land-Grant Mission and Values”

 

Thursday, February 14:

MSU Seminar @ Noon in ABB 134

Dr. Ryan Thum, Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology, Montana State University

“Precision Weed Control”

A link to Dr. Thum's presentation is here.

 

Thursday, February 28:

MSU Seminar @ Noon in ABB 134

Dr. Katie Dunlap, Professor, Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M University

“Teaching the Changing Demographic of Animal Science Students”

A link to Dr. Dunlap's presentation is here.

 

Community Talk @ 6:00 pm in ABB 134

Dr. Katie Dunlap, Professor, Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M University

"Teaching  Today’s Animal Science Students: Opportunities In and Out of the Classroom”

 

Thursday, March 14:

MSU Seminar @ Noon in ABB 134

Dr. Sam Fuhlendorf, Professor, Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Oklahoma State University

“Using Heterogeneity as a Basis for Rangeland Management ”

A link to Dr. Fuhlendorf's presentation is here.

 

Community Talk @ 6:00 pm in ABB 134

Dr. Sam Fuhlendorf, Professor, Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Oklahoma State University

“Fire and Rangelands: Historical, Recent Past and Future Role in Conservation”

 

Thursday, April 4:

MSU Seminar @ Noon in ABB 134

Dr. Hayes Goosey, Assistant Research Professor, Department of Animal & Range Sciences, Montana State University

“Sage Grouse Initiative”

A link to Dr. Goosey's presentation is here.

 

Thursday, April 11:

MSU Seminar @ Noon in ABB 134

Graduate Student Seminars

 

Thursday, April 18:

MSU Seminar @ Noon in ABB 134

Graduate Student Seminars

 

Thursday, April 25:

MSU Seminar @ Noon in ABB 134

Graduate Student Seminars


 

2018 FALL SCHEDULE

Wednesday, September 19:

MSU Seminar @ Noon in ABB 134

Vince Smith, Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics, Montana State University

“Food Aid Cargo Preference:  Costs, Benefits and Implications for US Humanitarian Aid Efforts”

 

Community Talk @ 6:00 pm in ABB 134

Vince Smith, Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics, Montana State University

“US Agricultural Policy:  Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?”

 

Wednesday, October 3:

MSU Seminar @ Noon in ABB 134

Kevin Ellison, Grasslands Ecologist, Northern Great Plains, World Wildlife Fund

“Landscape Scale Interactions between Birds and Agriculture”

 

Wednesday, October 17:

MSU Seminar @ Noon in ABB 134

Amilton de Mello, Ph.D., Nevada Meat Science Lab, University of Nevada - Reno

“Beef Industry in the U.S. – Challenges and Perspectives”

 

Community Talk @ 6:00 pm in ABB 134

Amilton de Mello, Ph.D., Nevada Meat Science Lab, University of Nevada - Reno

“Beef Industry in the U.S. – Challenges and Perspectives”

 

Wednesday, October 31:

MSU Seminar @ Noon in ABB 134

Matthew Cronin, Scientist with Northwest Biology Company

“Population Genetics of Wildlife and Livestock”

 

Wednesday, November 14:

MSU Seminar @ Noon in ABB 134

Matthew Spangler, Professor, Beef Genetics Specialist, University of Nebraska – Lincoln

“Genetic Selection of Livestock:  Why it Matters to You”

 

Community Talk @ 6:00 pm in ABB 134

Matthew Spangler, Professor, Beef Genetics Specialist, University of Nebraska – Lincoln

“Genetic Selection of Livestock:  Why it Matters to You”

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