Brent Auvermann

Professor & Extension Specialist

Agriculture & Life Sciences Texas A&M University
(806) 677-5600

Based in Amarillo, Dr. Auvermann’s extension and research programs involve environmental quality (air and water pollution) and manure management associated with confined livestock production. He is also an adjunct faculty member in the College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences at West Texas A&M University (WTAMU).

Dr. Auvermann specializes in water quality, air quality, manure & mortality management, and biomass energy as they pertain to beef and dairy production in confinement. His projects focus on feedyard and dairy manure management, production and land application of composted manure, dust and odor abatement, feedyard dust characterization, and air pollution policy analysis.

Dr. Auvermann’s role in the Ogallala CAP project is to stimulate and sustain meaningful integration of engineering and the social sciences, especially as that integration pertains to farm-level decisions to adopt, or not to adopt, new conservation technologies, management strategies, and/or policy frameworks.

Selected Publications

Todd, R. W., N. A. Cole, G. R. Hagevoort, K. D. Casey, and B. W. Auvermann. 2015. Ammonia losses and nitrogen partitioning at a southern High Plains open lot dairy. Atmospheric Environment 110(1):75-83.

O’Connor, A. M., B. W. Auvermann, J. P. T. Higgins, S. P. Kirychuk, J. M. Sergeant, S. G. Von Essen, J. M. Glanville, and H. Wood. 2014. The association between proximity to animal-feeding operations and community health: a protocol for updating a systematic review. Systematic Reviews 3:99 (7 pp.).

Bush, K. J., K. R. Heflin, G. W. Marek, T. C. Bryant, and B. W. Auvermann. 2014. Increasing stocking density reduces emissions of fugitive dust from cattle feedyards. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 30(5):815-824.

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