Dr. Gramig does not have a formal extension/outreach appointment, but is involved in an increasing amount of outreach activities involving private and public sector decision makers. He is currently involved in one large integrated research and extension project (U2U). Gramig’s extension activities are focused on agricultural conservation and environmental services provided by (to) farmers to (by) society (the environment). The target audience is primarily farmers and farm advisors with the goal of bringing the best science to bear on applied agri-environmental management and policy development.

2018 Farm Bill posts on farmdocDaily

Coppess, J., B. Gramig, C. Zulauf, N. Paulson and G. Schnitkey. "Farm Bill Stalemate, Part 3: Conservation Concerns." farmdoc daily (8):192,Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, October 17, 2018. Permalink

Coppess, J., C. Zulauf, G. Schnitkey, K. Swanson, N. Paulson and B. Gramig. "2018 Farm Bill Updated: Conference Negotiations Begin."farmdoc daily (8):148, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, August 9, 2018.

Coppess, J., C. Zulauf, B. Gramig, G. Schnitkey and N. Paulson. "Conferencing Conservation: Reviewing Title II of the House and Senate Farm Bills." farmdoc daily (8):133, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, July 19, 2018.

Online Decision Support Tool Development

Irrigation Investment Calculator. A highly customizable tool for farmers and farm advisors to evaluate the basic economics of investing in irrigation for corn-soybean rotations in the 12 state greater US Corn Belt region. Role: Team Leader.

Corn Split NDST. Decision Support Tool to evaluate splitting Nitrogen application for corn between pre-plant and post-plant applications.

  • Version 2, Fall 2015. Role: Leader. Major updates:
    • Incorporated empirical yield penalties based on multi-state university research plot data (details);
    • Expanded geographical coverage (added ND, SD, NE, OH, MI, WI, MN) to entire 12 state Corn Belt region (details).
  • Version 1 (IL, IN, IA, MO, KS), Fall 2014. Role: Team member, Field Work Days data lead.


“Utilizing ‘Big Data’ to Evaluate Alternative Fertilizer Management.” Presented at the Purdue Top Farmer Conference in the session entitled "How to Put Big Data to Work on Your Farm." Beck Center, Purdue University ACRE, West Lafayette, Indiana. July 16, 2014.

“Managing Nitrogen for Profitability and Water Quality,” Indiana-Michigan St. Joseph River Basin Symposium. Niles, Michigan. May 17, 2013.

“How to ‘Commoditize’ Soil Carbon: Market & Farm Management Considerations.” Presented at the Indiana Ag Energy and Climate Forum organized by the 25x25 Agricultural Carbon Market Working Group. Fair Oaks, Indiana. July 8, 2010.

Ask the Experts Panel on Climate Change policy with Ohio State University faculty Ian Sheldon, Tim Haab, and Brent Sohngen. Farm Science Review, London, Ohio. September 22, 2009.


Gramig, B.M. “Greenhouse Gas Emissions Offsets from Agriculture: Opportunities and Challenges.” Purdue Agricultural Economics Report, February 2010. [LINK]

Outreach to Public Agencies and Engagement with the Private Sector

Gramig, B.M. “Nitrogen Fertilizer Management for Profitability and Water Quality,” Nutrient Sensor Technology Workshop, Whitehouse Office of Science and Technology Policy and Mississippi River Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient Task Force. USDA-Beltsville, Maryland (remotely delivered). September 9, 2014

Gramig, B.M. “Using Livestock Disease Indemnification Policy to Align Public and Private Incentives.” Presentation to the USDA-Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service-Veterinary Services: Livestock Indemnity-Compensation Symposium & Workshop, Fort Collins, CO. July 23, 2010.

Co-Organizer and Panel Moderator, Purdue Climate Change Research Center, Emissions Trading Workshop. Actively involved in organization, recruitment of panelists and invitation of participants. Moderated panel entitled “Implementation, Enforcement, and Monitoring-Reporting-Verification (MRV) Issues” focused on carbon cycle science, emissions offsets and agriculture. April 30, 2010. [LINK]