Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research

Senior Capstone Papers - Undergraduate Research

2014

Stefanie Bohrer
Title: "Performance, Carcass Traits and Economics of Corn vs. Barley Fed Hogs"
Collaborator: Mr. Douglas Landblom

Amanda Dietz
Title: "The Effect of Color on the Price of Weanling Foals"
Collaborator: Dr. Woodrow W. "Chip" Poland, Jr.

Alecia Dukart
Title: "Causes and Frequency of Lamb Death"
Collaborator: Dr. Woodrow W. "Chip" Poland, Jr.

Jamie Gerving
Title: "The Effect of Weight, Heifer's Age and Dam's Age on Conception Rates of Heifers"
Collaborator: Dr. Woodrow W. "Chip" Poland, Jr.

Christina Jacobson
Title: "Determining the Optimal Combination of Livestock Enterprises for a Representative Ranch in North Central North Dakota using Budgeting and Linear Programming"
Collaborator: Dr. Seth Soman

Jayme Lorenz
Title: "Diagnosing Johne's in a Beef Cow Herd Using a Fecal and Serum Test"
Collaborator: Dr. Woodrow W. "Chip" Poland, Jr.

Jordan Pelton
Title: "Factors Affecting North Dakota Farmland Values"
Collaborator: Dr. Seth Soman

Isaiah Pemberton
Title: "The Effectiveness of Synovex S Implant 90 Days After a Synovex C Implant in Suckling Beef Calves"
Collaborator: Dr. Woodrow W. "Chip" Poland, Jr.

Lauren Pfenning
Title: "Bulk Density Comparison within a Crop Rotation in Western North Dakota"
Collaborator: Mr. Douglas Landblom

Cordell Schmitz
Title: "Probability of Spring vs. Fall Calving"
Collaborator: Dr. Woodrow W. "Chip" Poland, Jr.

2013

Lee Holliday
Title: "Feasibility of Downsizing and Specializing an Agricultural Business"

Kayla Kessler
Title: "Comparing Hay Waste: Unrolling vs. Bale-Processing"
Collaborator: Dr. Woodrow W. "Chip" Poland, Jr.

Matthew Ruland
Title: "Effect of Pen Design on Time and Effort Required to Sort Beef Cattle"
Collaborator: Dr. Woodrow W. "Chip" Poland, Jr.

Melissa Szudera
Title: "Effects of Long Term Rest on Soil Quality under Native Range"
Collaborator: Dr. Eric Brevik

Andrew Wasserburger
Title: "The Effect of Castration Method on Weaning Weights"
Collaborator: Mr. Douglas Landblom

2012

Brock Besler
Title: "Highest and Best Use of Expired CRP Land"
Collaborator: Dr. Seth Soman

Bryn Brown
Title: "Breeds of Sheep and the Survival Rates of Those Lambs from Birth Until Weaning"
Collaborator: Dr. Woodrow W. "Chip" Poland, Jr.

Patti Burian
Title: "Differences in Commercial and On-Farm Seed Lots of Common Hairy Vetch in the North Central Region"
Collaborators: Dr. Patrick Carr, Dr. Frank Kutka, Dr. Woodrow W. "Chip" Poland, Jr.

Layne Carson
Title: "Soil Physical Properties at a Reclaimed Oil Well Site"
Collaborator: Dr. Eric Brevik

Katie Clyde
Title: "Age vs. Learning Ability in Horses"
Collaborator: Dr. Woodrow W. "Chip" Poland, Jr.

Katie Dukart
Title: "Purebred vs. Crossbred Dairy Cattle"
Collaborator: Dr. Woodrow W. "Chip" Poland, Jr.

Jay Grosz
Title: "The Efficacy of Timed AI on Non-Cycling Beef Heifers at 72 Hours With a MGA-PG Synchronization Protocol"
Collaborator: Dr. Woodrow W. "Chip" Poland, Jr.

Angela Moch
Title: "Effects of Protein Seed Treatment on Spring Wheat"
Collaborators: Mr. Toby Stroh and Dr. Seth Soman

John Pfaff
Title: "Economics of Equine Enterprise in Southwest North Dakota"
Collaborators: Dr. Seth Soman and Mr. Toby Stroh

Abby Solberg
Title: "Habitat Suitability Model for Black-Tailed Prairie Dogs Using Geospatial Technologies in Southwest North Dakota"
Collaborator: Dr. Seth Soman

Ethan Thom
Title: "Wheat Basis"
Collaborator: Dr. Seth Soman

Kyle Wells
Title: "How Does Water Quality Affect Pregnancy Rates in Beef Cattle and How Does Water Quality Change Throughout Summer"
Collaborator: Dr. Woodrow W. "Chip" Poland, Jr.

2011

Chaunci Auen
Title: "Effects of Tordon/Plateau vs. Chaparral on Leafy Spurge in Western North Dakota"
Collaborators: Mr. Toby Stroh and Dr. Seth Soman

Diane Fischer
Title: "Producer Perspectives on the Efficacy of Leafy Spurge Control"
Collaborators: Dr. Woodrow W. "Chip" Poland, Jr. and Mr. Toby Stroh

Tyler Grosz
Title: "Economics of a Twinning Beef Herd"
Collaborator: Dr. Woodrow W. "Chip" Poland, Jr.

Luke Heinle
Title: "The Advantages of Integrating Sustainable Practices into a Livestock Operation"
Collaborators: Mr. Toby Stroh and Dr. Seth Soman

Amanda Herberholz
Title: "Effects of Growth-Promoting Implants on a Calf's Final Weight, Gain and ADG"
Collaborator: Dr. Woodrow W. "Chip" Poland, Jr.

Tayler Kennedy
Title: "Changes in the Standard Reinsurance Agreement"

Brittney Krebs
Title: "Growth Spurt: A Natural Soil Amendment"
Collaborator: Dr. Woodrow W. "Chip" Poland, Jr.

Marissa Krebs
Title: "Suitability of North Dakota for Feral Pigs"
Collaborator: Dr. M. Koyle

Garrett Larson
Title: "The Use of Disturbance Combinations to Decrease Crested Wheatgrass Presence and Increase Native Vegetation"
Collaborators: Dr. Woodrow W. "Chip" Poland, Jr. and Mr. Toby Stroh

Erica Lind
Title: "Water Quality and Cattle Production"
Collaborator: Mr. Toby Stroh

Kirby Longbrake
Title: "Sainfoin Suitability in Western North Dakota"
Collaborator: Dr. Woodrow W. "Chip" Poland, Jr.

Shawn Romo
Title: "Precision Farming and Crop Rotation Sequences for Romo Brothers, LLP"
Collaborator: Dr. Seth Soman

Ty Thompson
Title: "Age and Source Verification in Cattle"
Collaborator: Dr. Woodrow W. "Chip" Poland, Jr.

Kelsey Tibke
Title: "The Effects of Water Quality and Water Source on Indterdigital Necrobacillosis (Footrot) in Beef Cattle in Southwestern North Dakota"      
Collaborator: Dr. Woodrow W. "Chip" Poland, Jr.

Bodie Tobin
Title: "Prescribed Fire in Yellowstone National Park"
Collaborator: Dr. Woodrow W. "Chip" Poland, Jr.