Dr. W. Marshall Frasier

Marshall Frasier

Professor
Chair of the Undergraduate Programs
Ph.D.: Washington State University
B331 Clark Bldg.
(970) 491-6071
marshall.frasier@colostate.edu

Research Interests:

My research interests focus on the interface between agricultural production and the natural resource base upon which it relies.  Historically I have done significant work in water allocation and water quality as they relate to agricultural production.  More recently I am expanding my emphasis in livestock and grazing management as consistent with my long-held relationship with Integrated Resource Management.  Finally, I am developing an emerging interest in formal evaluation and development of curricular and extra-curricular programs for undergraduate students at the academy.

Courses:

AREC 305 -Ag & Resource Enterprise Analysis
AREC 342 -Water Law, Policy, and Institutions
AREC 405 -Agricultural Production Management
AREC 615 -Optimization Methods for Applied Economics
AGRI 192 -Orientation to Agricultural Systems Management
AGRI 636 -Analyzing and Managing the Business (Online)

Selected Publications, Presentations and Projects:

Publications and Working Papers

Houk, E.E., W. M. Frasier, and R. G. Taylor. “Evaluating Water Transfers from Agriculture for Reducing Critical Habitat Water Shortages in the Platte Basin.” Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management. 133:4 (July 2007):320-328.

Bastian, C. T., S. Mooney, A. M. Nagler, J. P. Hewlett, S. I. Paisley, M. A. Smith, W. M. Frasier, and W. J. Umberger. “Cattle Ranchers Diverse in Their Drought Management Strategies,” Western Economics Forum. Vol. 5, no. 2(2006): In Press.

Houk, E.E., W. M. Frasier, and E. C. Schuck. “The Agricultural Impacts of Irrigation Induced Waterlogging and Soil Salinity in the Arkansas Basin.” Agricultural Water Management. 85:1 (September 2006):175-183.

Schuck, E.C., W. M. Frasier, R. S. Webb, L. J. Ellingson and W. J. Umberger. “Adoption of More Technically Efficient Irrigation Systems as a Drought Response.” International Journal of Water Resource Development. 21:4(2005):651-662.

Houk, E.E., W. M. Frasier, and E. C. Schuck. “Evaluating the Adoption of Higher Efficiency Irrigation Systems in the Presence of Salinization and Waterlogging.” Global Business and Economics Review. 7:4 (2005):343-352.

Koch, B., R. Khosla, W. M. Frasier, D. G. Westfall, and D. Inman. “Economic Feasibility of Variable-Rate Nitrogen Application Utilizing Site-Specific Management Zones.” Agronomy Journal. 96(2004):1572-1580.

Frasier, W. M. “Rangelands and the Academy: Opportunities for Economists in the West.” Western Economics Forum. 3(December 2004):26-30.

Schuck, E.C. and W. M. Frasier. “Coping with Natural and Institutional Drought”, Current Agricultural, Food and Resource Issues. 5(2004):119-130.

Ascough II, J.C., D.L. Hoag, G.S. McMaster, and W.M. Frasier. Computer Use And Satisfaction By Great Plains Producers: Ordered Logit Model Analysis. Agronomy Journal, Vol. 94 (2002): p. 1263-1269.

Presentations

Frasier, W.M.   “The Changing Economics of Water” presented at the 25th Annual Water Seminar of the Southwestern Water Conservation District, Durango, CO, April 6, 2007.

Frasier, W.M. “The Art of Motivating Employees” presented at the Robert E. Taylor Beef Symposium, CSU ARDEC. December 1, 2006.

Frasier, W.M. Coordinated 2006 Nick Petry Workshop “Are Water Conflicts Inevitable?: Agriculture vs. Urban Colorado”. Sponsored by the Western Center for Integrated Resource Management (WCIRM) and the National Western Stock Show (NWSS). Denver, CO, December 1, 2006.

Ritten, J., W. M. Frasier, C. Bastian, W. Umberger, S.Mooney, M. Smith, and S. Paisley. “Economically Sustainable Cattle Production Practices During Multiple Years of Drought,” Selected Paper Session. Western Agricultural Economics Association Meetings. Anchorage, AK. Jun. 28-30, 2006.

Ellingson L., E. Schuck, and W. M. Frasier. “Comparison of Regional and Statewide Impacts on Salinity Mitigation in the Arkansas River Valley”, presented at the American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Providence, RI, July 24-27, 2005.

Ellingson L., E. Schuck, and W. M. Frasier “Regional Impact Evaluation of Salinity Mitigation Alternatives in the Arkansas River Valley”, presented at the Western Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, July 6-8, 2005.

Houk, E.E, W.M. Frasier, and E.C. Schuck. “The Regional Effects of Waterlogging and Soil Salinization on a Rural County in the Arkansas River Basin of Colorado”, presented at the Western Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI, June 30-July 2, 2004.

Ellingson, L.J., E.E. Houk, E.C. Schuck, and W.M. Frasier. “Benefits of Controlling Saline Water in Colorado”, presented at the Western Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI, June 30-July 2, 2004.

Frasier, W.M., E.C. Schuck, and W.J. Umberger. “The Impact of the 2002 Drought on Colorado\’s Beef Industry”, presented at the Western Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, July 11-16, 2003.

Houk, E.E., W.M. Frasier, and E.C. Schuck . “Linking Hydrologic and Economic Modeling to Evaluate Salinity Mitigation in the Arkansas River Basin”, presented at the Western Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, July 11-16, 2003.

Schuck, E.C., W.M. Frasier, G. Green, and B. Green. “The Role of Water Quality and Institutional Structure in Irrigation Technology Choice”, presented at the Western Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, July 11-16, 2003.

Base Appointment:

Resident Instruction, Research, and Outreach

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