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Amy Schmidt

Animal Manure Management 

Office: 213 L.W. Chase Hall
Phone: (402) 472-0877
Email:
aschmidt@unl.edu

CV for Amy Schmidt

 

Education

Ph.D. In Biological Engineering from Mississippi State University, 2010
M.S. In Agricultural Engineering from Iowa State University, 1999
B.S. In Agricultural Engineering from Iowa State University, 1997

Appointment

Extension 30%
Research 40%
Animal Science 30%

Extension Interests
Research Interests
  • Nutrients fate and transport
  • Pathogen fate and transport
  • Water quality
Professional Recognition
  • Registered Professional Engineer in Mississippi
  • Epsilon Sigma Phi Early Career Service State Award
  • Mississippi State University State Pride Award for Faculty Excellence
  • ASAE Outstanding Paper Award
  • Epsilon Sigma Phi State Team Award
Professional Organizations
  • ASABE
  • National Pork Board Environment Committee
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Alpha Epsilon Honor Society
Selected Publications
Research Publications
  • Mun, S., Sassenrath, G. F., Schmidt, A., Lee, N., Wadsworth, M. C., Rice, B., Corbitt, J., Schneider, J. M., Tagert, M. L. M., Pote, J. W., Prabhu, R. (in press). Uncertainty analysis of an irrigation scheduling model for water management in crop production. To appear in Agricultural Water Management.
  • Sassenrath, G. F., Schneider, J. M., Schmidt, A., Corbitt, J. Q., Halloran, J. M., Prabhu, R. (2013). Testing Gridded NWS 1-day Observed Precipitation Analysis in a Daily Irrigation Scheduler. Agricultural Sciences, 4, 621-627.
  • 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
  • Chichester, L., Walz, T., Tonn, S., Randle, R., Berger, A., Stalker, L., Schmidt, A., Johnston, B., Plugge, B., Anderson, B., Johnson, B. B., Treffer, B., Redfearn, D., Aiken, J., Boxler, D., Griffin, D., Bauer, D., Erickson, G., Jenkins, J. D., Parsons, J., Bradshaw, J., Jones, J., Jansen, J., Jenkins, K., Brooks, K., Johnson, L., Drewnoski, M., Luebbe, M., Spangler, M., Stockton, M., Saner, R., Funston, R., Rasby, R., Eirich, R., Wilson, R., Niemeyer, S., Young, S., Barrett, T., Mader, T. (2014). UNL BeefWatch, Troy Walz, Lindsay Chichester (Ed.), Lincoln, Nebraska: UNL BeefWatch electronic newsletter. http://newsroom.unl.edu/announce/beef
  • Watson, A. K., Schreck, A. L., Schmidt, A., Klopfenstein, T., Erickson, G. (2014). Anaerobic Digestion of Feedlot Manure. (pp. 115-116). Lincoln, NE: 2015 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report. The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska. http://beef.unl.edu
  • Schmidt, A.M. (2014). EPA's Proposed Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Rule. (October 2014 ed.). BeefWatch Newsletter.
  • Schmidt, A.M. (2014). Manure Spreader Calibration Improves Nutrient Use Efficiency. (October 2014 ed.). BeefWatch Newsletter.
  • Schmidt, A.M. (2014). Proposed Changes to "Waters of the United States" Definition. (June 2014 ed.). BeefWatch Newsletter.
  • Schmidt, A.M. (2014). How Can YOU Educate Consumers About Agriculture? (March 2014 ed.). BeefWatch Newsletter.
  • Schmidt, A.M. (2014). UNL Extension Talks Agriculture Through Social Media Outlets. (January 2014 ed.). BeefWatch Newsletter.
  • Schmidt, A.M. (in press). Preparing for a Site Visit. (pp. 4). Des Moines, IA: Pork Information Gateway. U.S. Pork Center of Excellence.
  • 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.
  • Schmidt, A.M. (2013). Emergency Management Planning for Livestock Operations. Lincoln, NE: UNL BeefWatch Newsletter. UNL Beef Spire. http://newsroom.unl.edu/announce/beef/2754/15387
  • Schmidt, A.M. (2013). Large Animal Mortality Composting Demonstration. Lincoln, NE: UNL BeefWatch Newsletter. UNL Beef Spire. http://newsroom.unl.edu/announce/beef/2754/15400
  • Schmidt, A.M. (2013). Composting Large Animal Carcasses. Lincoln, NE: UNL BeefWatch Newsletter. UNL Beef Spire. http://newsroom.unl.edu/announce/beef/2563/14861
  • Schmidt, A.M. (2013). Managing Earthen Manure Storage Basins During Drought. Lincoln, NE: BeefWatch Newsletter. UNL Beef Spire. http://newsroom.unl.edu/announce/beef/2563/14870
  • Schmidt, A.M. (2013). Safe Food Systems the Result of Science, Monitoring. In Strategic Discussions for Nebraska., Mary Garbacz, EdMedia (Ed.), (vol. 4, pp. 70-71). Lincoln, NE: Nebraska: The Epicenter of Global Beef Production. UNL College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.
  • 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. www.agwater.msucares.com.
  • 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.
Links

http://water.unl.edu/manure