Dr. Gramig does not have a formal extension/outreach appointment, but is involved in several outreach activities involving private and public sector decision makers. 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.
Current outreach projects include:
Lead author of the Agriculture chapter of the Illinois Climate Impacts Assessment conducted with scientists from across Illinois and The Nature Conservancy
Survey to assess the Fall Covers for Winter Savings crop insurance discount program for the Illinois Department of Agriculture, American Farmland Trust, and other partners
Community survey of Chicagoland residents on perceptions of and interaction with the Chicago River in support of H2Now.
2018 Farm Bill posts on farmdocDaily
Coppess, J., G. Schnitkey, C. Zulauf, N. Paulson, B. Gramig and K. Swanson. "The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018: Initial Review." farmdoc daily (8):227, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, December 12, 2018.
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.
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.
Version 2, Fall 2015. Role: Leader. Major updates:
Version 1 (IL, IN, IA, MO, KS), Fall 2014. Role: Team member, Field Work Days data lead.
February 13, 2019. “Economics of Water on Corn Belt Farms.” North Central Region Water Network, The Current webinar 44. https://go.aces.illinois.edu/current44
“Environmental Economic Approaches to Soil Health as a Capital Stock.” Soil Health on Rented Lands in Indiana: A Workshop for Agricultural, Conservation and Landowner Service Professionals to Explore Potential Solutions convened by The Nature Conservancy at the NCAA Hall of Champions, Indianapolis, IN, March 23, 2018.
“What is a Day Spent Fishing on Southern Lake Michigan Worth to Anglers?” Lake Michigan Fisheries Workshop, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant. City Hall, Michigan City, Indiana. November 15, 2017
“The Food-Energy-Water Nexus in and around the Sangamon River.” Sangamon Watershed Celebration, Decatur, IL. November 4, 2017.
“What is a Day Spent Fishing on Southern Lake Michigan Worth to Anglers?” Lake Michigan Fisheries Workshop, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant. Hammond Marina, Hammond, Indiana. November 1, 2017
“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.
Outreach to Public Agencies and Engagement with the Private Sector
Gramig, B.M. “Socio-Economic Considerations for the Adoption of Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers.” US EPA-USDA Joint Workshop on Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers. Arlington, VA. October 28-29, 2019.
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]