Mitch Stephenson - Range and Forage Management Specialist

Mitch Stephenson

4502 Ave I Scottsbluff NE 69361-4939

icon-documentPublications and Other Intellectual Contributions

  • Grazing Method Effect on Topographical Vegetation Characteristics and Livestock Performance in the Nebraska Sandhills, September 2013
  • Time of grazing effect on subsequent-year standing crop in the eastern Nebraska Sandhills, March 2015
  • Factors affecting the efficacy of low-stress herding and supplement placement to target cattle grazing locations, March 2017

icon-bookmark-starAwards & Honors

  • Nebraska Range & Conservation Endowment Awrd, Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation, 2017

Faculty Bio

cattle grazing cool-season grasses
Figure 1. With grain prices down and input costs up, converting cropland to pastureland could create a profit opportunity for 2017. A successful and cost-effective conversion starts with careful planning. (Photo by Jerry Volesky)

Converting Cropland to Pastureland March 16, 2017

At a time when crop production costs remain high as crop prices decline and cattle compete for scarce pastures, converting cropland to pasture might make sense. If you’re considering this change, take time to plan and do it right.

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Downy brome, also know as cheatgrass, in a field
Figure 1. Downy brome (cheatgrass) is greening up in a pasture in Scottsbluff County due to recent warmer temperatures; photo taken February 20, 2017. (Photo by Cody Creech)

Take Advantage of Warm Weather this Winter to Control Downy Brome February 20, 2017

Just a month after double-digit below zero temperatures, Nebraska hit an extended period of above normal temperatures, coaxing weed seeds to germinate early in many fields and pastures and creating the need to tackle the influx early.

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