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(revised January 2011)
Morgan Scott Smith
Dean of Agriculture, University of Kentucky, January 2001- present
Administrative Head for:
Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service
Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station
Acting Dean, College of Human Environmental Sciences, 2002-3
Interim Provost, University of Kentucky, May 2005- August 2006
Associate Dean for Research, Associate Director of the Experiment Station, College of Agriculture, 1999-2000
Department of Agronomy, University of Kentucky
Professor of Soil Biology, 1988-
Associate Professor, 1983-88
Assistant Professor, 1978-1983
B.A., Cornell University, 1971, Arts & Sciences: Biology
M.S., Cornell University, 1975, Agriculture: Soil science
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1978, Soil microbiology
Born: July 7, 1949; Laconia, New Hampshire
Married: Susan Durisek Smith
Three daughters: ages 28-32
My Web Pages: http://www2.ca.uky.edu/deanadmin/
Vision Statement: http://www2.ca.uky.edu/deanadmin/coaStrategicPlan2009-2014
Dean and Director, College of Agriculture, University of Kentucky (appointed 1/1/01)
This position holds integrated administrative responsibilities for research, instruction and extension. The Dean also leads the Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station and the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service. The total college budget from all sources exceeds $150 million. The college includes approximately 250 faculty, 400 county agents and almost 2,000 total employees.
The Cooperative Extension Service has offices, agents and support staff in all 120 Kentucky counties. Kentucky extension continues to receive strong public support and enjoys levels of participation, volunteer support and local extension funding among the highest in the nation.
Undergraduate enrollment has approximately doubled since 2001, having reached approximately 2,400 through (mostly) manageable growth rates of 2-5% per year. Graduate enrollment is approximately 400. Innovative interdisciplinary majors in Biotechnology, Natural Resources Conservation and Management, and Equine Science and Management represent growth areas and have had significant positive impact on many academic aspects of the college.
The College of Agriculture has assumed a central position in several broad-based and visible research and technology-related initiatives. College programs in plant science, equine and animal health, bioengineering and community/economic development have figured prominently in, and been substantially supported by, the various state and national initiatives. The College is a lead partner in Kentucky’s massive investment in agricultural development (tobacco transition efforts and master tobacco settlement funding), leading us to a renewed emphasis on support for agricultural diversification and entrepreneurship.
College extramural funding has increased from about $10M in 2001 to $34M in 2010. Total giving during that decade was $80M. A cooperative USDA-Agricultural Research Service unit was brought to campus with an annual budget of approximately $3M. $30M in state funding was procured for expansion and renovation of the Veterinary Diagnostic Lab.
In 2003, the College of Human Environmental Sciences merged with the College of Agriculture under my leadership. Those academic programs now operate within the School of Human Environmental Sciences, administered by our College.
Administrative priorities since 2001 have included:
- Expanding and diversifying the funding and resource base for all elements of the College
- Investing in multi-disciplinary, cross-departmental initiatives to aggressively respond to land-grant needs and opportunities
- Fostering and promoting outstanding faculty scholarship, not only in discovery but also in education and outreach
- Sustaining the outstanding quality of advising and instruction in the College while enrollment grows, student demographics shift, and the range and diversity of degree programs increases
- More efficiently and effectively delivering statewide Cooperative Extension programs in order to maintan Kentucky's exceptional local extension support, and ultimately to realize documentable community advancement
- Providing a strong base of research and development, technology transfer and lifelong education needed to sustain the competitive position of our constituents in the agricultural, food and natural resource sectors
- Enhancing academic and operational management and leadership, including: improved support and guidance for chairs and directors, reorganization of business operations and off-campus facilities management, investment in faculty/staff leadership development, streamlining reporting and accountability demands.
Associate Dean for Research, Associate Director of the Experiment Station (1999-2000)
This position is responsible for day to day administration of all research and experiment station functions in the College of Agriculture. I held the office for slightly less than two years. Responsibilities, areas of emphasis and issues faced included:
- Grants development and administration
- Building competitive and non-competitive federal research funding
- Sustaining and upgrading research facilities
- Intellectual property issues and private sector relationships
- Transitions in commodity (particularly tobacco) supported programs
- Research faculty mentoring and professional development
- Communications and marketing of the college research mission
Professional Activities and Service
Kentucky Agricultural Leadership
Kentucky Agricultural Development Board (responsible for approximately $250 million to date in tobacco master settlement funds), 2001-
Kentucky Farm Bureau Board of Directors, 2001-
Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center Board of Directors (includes Kentucky International Convention Center, YUM Arena), 2001-
Board on Agriculture (continuing appointment)
Kentucky Agricultural Council, Board of Directors (continuing appointment)
Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easements Board (continuing appointment)
National and State Leadership
Chair and Chair-Elect, Budget and Advocacy Committee, Board on Agriculture Assembly, NASULGC/APLU, 2005-9
Southern Region Chair, Administrative Heads of Agriculture, 2004-5
Southern Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors,
ESCOP Committee on Advocacy and Marketing, 2000.
Southern Region Advisory Committee (SRAC-1, Agronomy Chairs)
Secretary, 1995-6; Chair, 1996-8
Other Professional Experience or Recognition
Visiting Professor, Univ. of California, Berkeley 1984-1985
Wharton School, Univ. of Pennsylvania – Institute for Research on Higher Education,
Completed the Executive Education Program, 1998
Fellow, Soil Science Society of America, 2002.
Fellow, American Society of Agronomy, elected 1990.
Division Chair, Soil Science Society of America, Soil Microbiology, 1987-8.
Soil Science Society of America Journal
Technical Editor, 1991-6.
Associate Editor, 1988-90.
Professional international experience: Indonesia, Dominican Republic, France. Brazil
Over 50 university level committees or appointments, including:
Initial Top 20 Task Force, 2001-2
Top 20 Business Plan Steering Committee, 2005
(Nominally co-chair, but this overstates my actual role)
Chair, Chancellor Zinser’s “Blue Ribbon Study Committee”, 1999
More than 300 invited speeches, presentations and events in Kentucky since 2001
More than 50 invited presentations or panels related to scientific activities, in Kentucky and elsewhere
Instructional and Academic Activities:
Courses: AGR 566, Soil Microbiology, 1978-89
GEN 104, Plants and People, Fall 83
GEN 300, Natural Resource Conservation, Junior Seminar, S91-5
Co-originator and first Steering Committee Chair, major in Natural Resource Conservation and Management, 1993-5.
Co-directed merger of Agronomy and Horticulture majors to form new Plant and Soil Science major.
Directed formation, first Director of Graduate Studies, Plant and Soil Science Program, 1994-9.
Director of Graduate Studies, Soil Science, 1985-9
Degrees completed as advisor or co-advisor: 5 Ph.D., 4 M.S. Service on committee for over 25 students.
Instructor: AGR 660, Advanced Soil Biology, alternate years through 1989.
Extramural Funding and Development
As Dean and Associate Dean:
Lead college development and advancement efforts
Second UK College to reach campaign goal of $100 million
Value of College endowment peaked in 2008 at $99 million
Coordinate Federal Special Grants and earmarked funding programs. I conceptualized research areas, designated faculty PIs, and provided administrative leadership. Prior to FY 2000 there was no college funding in this category. Current value at approximately 45 million/year
Administer College and Station extramural funding programs. Grant awards increased from approximately $6 million in 1996 to about $34 million in 2008.
Principal Investigator: The Kentucky Natural Products Alliance, National Science Foundation, 2002-4, $600,000.
Brought about the re-establishment of a USA-ARS Laboratory in Kentucky, current annual funding approx. $3M/yr
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory capital project: $30M
County Extension Enhancement Initiative: $3M recurring funding supplement
Physical Activity Extension: $500,000 recurring funding supplement
As Chair or Faculty member:
Principal Investigator: "Ecology of Soil Denitrifiers" NSF. 1986-89, $180,000.
Co-PI: "Automated Mass Spectrometer", NSF Major Equipment Grants, 1989-90, $95,000.
Principal Investigator: "Tillage and inoculation effects on grain legumes in the Dominican Republic", USDA-AID Competitive Grant: 1982-84; $42,000.
Principal Investigator: "Soil Nitrogen Transformations Under No-Tillage and Conventional Tillage", USDA-SEA: 1980-84; $65,000.
Locally or Non-Competitive
Co-Fund Raiser: Star Scientific Endowed Chair in Plant Biochemistry, 1999-2000.
Principal Author: “Plant Sciences: Research, Graduate Education, and Technology Transfer for Kentucky’s Future”, 1998-(recurring funding), $400,000/yr new funds, $400,000 reallocated funds, $715,000 non-recurring, Kentucky Research Challenge Trust Initiative.
Initial Proposal Coordinator: “Plant Biotechnology Initiative”, 1997, $50,000, U.K. Research and Graduate Studies.
Coordinated Fund Raising: “Brown and Williamson Endowment”, support of applied research for benefit of Kentucky family farms, $500,000 endowment, 1998-9.
Principal Investigator: “Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer”, University Major Equipment Competition, 1994, $35,000
Principal Fund Raiser: “Initiative in Burley Tobacco Production and Management”, 1992-5, $169,000, Industrial Funding Sources.
Fund Raiser: Gifts to Support A New Position in Turfgrass Teaching and Research”, 1994-6, $65,000 committed, Kentucky Turf Council.
Principal Investigator: "Germplasm Improvement of Tall Fescue", USDA Cooperative Agreement, 1991-3, $150,000.
Principal Investigator: "Abatement of Nitrate Pollution from Cropland Using Legume Cover Crops with No-Till Corn", Water Resources Institute, 1985-86, $15,000.
Co-investigator: "Nitrogen Dynamics under No Tillage and Chisel Plow Soil Management", T.V.A., 1987-90, $36,000.
Co-investigator: "Effects of DCD, and Depth of N Placement on Nitrogen Use Efficiency with No-Tillage Agriculture", 1982-84, $30,000.
Principal Investigator: "Movement of Bacteria Through Macropores to Groundwater", Supported by Water Resources Research Institute: 1982-83; $11,000.
Co-investigator: "Modeling of Soil Nitrogen Mobility and Transformations Under No-Tillage and Conventional Tillage Systems", USDA-SEA Cooperative Agreement: 1981-83; $47,000.
Principal Investigator: "Microbial Reduction of Nitrate and Production of Nitrite in Tobacco", USDA-SEA Cooperative Agreement: 1981, 83; $46,000.
Principal Investigator: "Quality of Soybean Inoculants and Methods of Their Application", Kentucky Soybean Fund Association: 1980-81, extended 1982; $19,000.
In Refereed Journals (* indicates student or staff first-author under my direction)
Smith, M.S., A.J. Francis and J.M. Duxbury. 1977. Collection and analysis of organic gases from natural ecosystems. Environmental Science and Technology 11:51-55.
Smith, M.S., M.K. Firestone and J.M. Tiedje. 1978. The acetylene inhibition method for short-term measurement of soil denitrification and its evaluation using Nitrogen-13. Soil Sci. Soc. Amer. J. 42:611-615.
Smith, M.S. and J.M. Tiedje. 1979. Phases of denitrification following oxygen depletion in soil. Soil Biol. Biochem. 11:261-267.
Tiedje, J.M., R.B. Firestone, M.K. Firestone, M.R. Betlach, M.S. Smith and W.H. Caskey. 1979. Methods for the production and use of Nitrogen-13 in studies of denitrification. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 43:709-716.
Firestone, M.K., M.S. Smith, R.B. Firestone and J.M. Tiedje. 1979. The influence of nitrate, nitrite and oxygen on the composition of the gaseous products of denitrification in soil. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 43:1140-1144.
Smith, M.S. and M.J. Tiedje. 1979. The effects of roots on soil denitrification. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 43:951-955.
Smith, M.S. and J.M. Tiedje. 1980. Growth and survival of antibiotic-resistant denitrifier strains in soil. Can. J. Microbiol. 26:854-856.
Smith, M.S. and K. Zimmerman. 1981. Nitrous oxide production by non-denitrifying soil nitrate reducers. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 45:865:871.
Smith, M.S. 1982. Dissimilatory reduction of N02- to NH4+ and N20 by a soil Citrobacter sp. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 43:854-860.
Vincent, J.E.* and M.S. Smith. 1982. Evaluation of inoculant viability on commercially inoculated and coated legume seed. Agronomy J. 74:921-923.
Rice, C.W.* and M.S. Smith. 1982. Denitrification in no-till and plowed soils. Soil Sci. Soc. J. 46:1168-1173.
Blevins, R.L., G.W. Thomas, M.S. Smith, W.W. Frye and P.L. Cornelius. 1983. Changes in soil properties after 10 years non-tilled and conventionally tilled corn. Soil and Tillage Res. 3:135-146.
Smith, M.S. 1983. Nitrous oxide production by Escherichia coli is correlated with nitrate reductase activity. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 45:1545-1547.
Blevins, R.L., M.S. Smith, G.W. Thomas and W.W. Frye. 1983. Influence of conservation tillage on soil properties. J. Soil Water Conserv. 38:301-307.
Rice, C.W.* and M.S. Smith. 1983. Nitrification of fertilizer and mineralized ammonium in no-till and plowed soil. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 47:1125-1129.
Rice, C.W.* and M.S. Smith. 1984. Short-term immobilization of surface applied nitrogen in no-till and plowed soils. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 48:295-297.
Kitur, B.K., M.S. Smith, R.L. Blevins and W.W. Frye. 1984. Fate of 15N-depleted ammonium nitrate applied to no-tillage and conventional tillage corn. Agron. J. 76:240-242.
White, R.E., G.W. Thomas and M.S. Smith. 1984. Modeling water flow through undisturbed soil cores using a transfer function model from 3HOH and Cl transport. J. Soil Sci. 35:159-168.
Rice, C.W.*, M.S. Smith and J.M. Crutchfield. 1984. Inorganic N analysis of soil extracts by automated and distillation procedures. Comm. In Soil Sci. Plant Anal. 15:663-672.
Smith, M.S., G.W. Thomas, R.E. White and M.D. Ritonga. 1985. Transport of Escherichia coli through intact soil columns. J. Environ. Quality 14:87-91.
Smith M.S. and L.L. Parsons. 1985. Persistence of denitrifying enzyme activity in dried soils. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 49:316-320.
Smith, G.B. and M.S. Smith. 1985. Symbiotic and free-living denitrification by Bradyrhizobium japonicum. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 50:349-354.
Huntington, T.G.*, M.S. Smith, G.W. Thomas,R.L. Blevins and A. Perez. 1985. Response of Phaseolus vulgaris to inoculation with Rhizobium phaseoli under two tillage systems in the Dominican Republic. Plant and Soil 95:77-85.
Rice, C.W.*, M.S. Smith and R.L. Blevins. 1986. Soil nitrogen availability after long-term continuous no-tillage and conventional tillage corn production. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 50:1206-1210.
Parsons, L.L.*, M.S. Smith, J.L. Hamilton and C.T. MacKown. 1986. Nitrate reduction during curing and processing of burley tobacco. Tobacco Science 30:100-103.
MacKown, C.T., P.D. Brooks and M.S. Smith. 1987. Diffusion of nitrogen-15 Kjeldahl digests for isotope analysis. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 51:87-90.
Rice, C.W.*, J.H. Grove and M.S. Smith. 1987. Estimating soil net nitrogen mineralization as affected by tillage and soil drainage due to topographic position. Can. J. Soil Sci. 67:513-520.
Germann, P.F., M.S. Smith and G.W. Thomas. 1987. Kinematic wave approximation to the transport of Escherichia coli in the vadose zone. Water Resources Research 23:1281-1287.
Martin, K.*, L.L. Parsons, R.E. Murray and M.S. Smith. 1988. Dynamics of soil denitrifier populations:Relationships between enzyme activity, population counts and actual N gas loss. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 54:2711-2716.
Varco, J.J., W.W. Frye, M.S. Smith and C.T. MacKown. 1989. Tillage effects on nitrogen recovery by corn from a N15-labelled legume cover crop. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 53:822-827.
Smith, M.S., C.W. Rice, and E.A. Paul. 1989. Metabolism of labeled organic nitrogen in soil: Regulation by inorganic nitrogen. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 53:768-773.
Parsons, L.L.* and M.S. Smith. 1989. Microbial utilization of 14-C glucose in aerobic vs. anaerobic denitrifying soils. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 53:1082-1085.
Murray, R.E.*, L.L. Parsons and M.S. Smith, 1989. Kinetics of nitrate utilization by mixed populations of denitrifying bacteria. App. Environ. Microbiol. 55:717-721.
McCracken, D.V.*, S.J. Corak, M.S. Smith, W.W. Frye and R.L. Blevins. 1989. Residual effects of winter cover cropping and fertilization on nitrogen availability Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 53:1459-1464.
Potter, D.A., A.J. Powell and M.S. Smith. 1990. Decomposition of turfgrass thatch by earthworms and other soil invertebrates. J. Econ. Entomol. 83:205-211.
Murray, R.F.*, L.L.Parsons and M.S. Smith. 1990. Aerobic and anaerobic growth of rifampicin-resistant denitrifying bacteria in soil. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 56:322-328.
Parsons, L.L.*, R.E. Murray and M.S. Smith. 1991. Soil denitrification dynamics: Spatial and temporal variations of enzyme activity, populations, and nitrogen gas loss. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 55:90-95.
Corak, S.J., W.W. Frye and M.S. Smith. 1991. Legume mulch and nitrogen fertilizer effects on soil water and corn production. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 55:1395-1400.
Varco, J.J., J.H. Grove, W.W. Frye, and M.S. Smith. 1991. Nitrogen availability from alfalfa suppressed or killed for no-till production. Commun. Soil Sci. Plant Anal. 22:1527-1535.
Corak, S.J.*, M.S. Smith and C.T. MacKown. 1992. Fate of 15N-labeled legume and ammonium nitrogen sources in a soil-plant system. Commun. Soil Sci. Plant Anal. 23:631-642.
Murray, R.E.*, L.L. Parsons, and M.S. Smith. 1993. Competition between two isolates of denitrifying bacteria added to soil. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 58:3890-3895.
Varco, J.J., W.W. Frye, M.S. Smith, and C.T. MacKown. 1993. Tillage effects on legume decomposition and transformation of legume and fertilizer nitrogen. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 57:750-756.
McCracken, D.V.*, M.S. Smith, J.H. Grove, C.T. MacKown, and R.L. Blevins, 1994. Nitrate leaching as influenced by cover cropping and nitrogen source. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 58: 1476-1483.
Mundy, V., L.J. Grabau, and M.S. Smith, 1999. The evaluation of teaching: I. Methods of assessment in plant and soil science and agricultural economics departments. J. Nat. Resour. Life Sci. Educ. 28:31-36.
Bhavsar, V. M., L.J. Grabau, and M.S. Smith, 2000. Peer review of teaching: Lessons learned from the University of Kentucky. J. Nat. Resour. Life Sci. Educ. 29:36-40.
Tiedje, J.M., M.K. Firestone, M.S. Smith, M.R. Betlach and R.B. Firestone. 1978. Short-term measurement of denitrification rates in soils using N and acetylene inhibition methods. In M.N. Loutit and J.A. R. Miles (ed.) Proc. Life Sciences - Microbial Ecology, Springer-Verlag; pages 132-137.
Blevins, R.L., G.W. Thomas and M.S. Smith. 1984. Changes in soil properties under no-tillage. In R.E. Phillips and S.H. Phillips (eds.) No-tillage Agriculture: Principles and Practices. Van Nostrand Reinhold Co.; pages 190-230.
Doran, J.W. and M.S. Smith. 1987. Organic matter management and utilization of soil and fertilizer nutrients. In Soil Fertility and Organic Matter as Critical Components of Production Systems. S.S.S.A. Spec. Pub. no.19.
Smith, M.S. and C.W. Rice. 1984. Soil Biology and biochemical N transformations in no-till soils. In W. Lockeretz (ed.) Environmentally Sound Agriculture, Praeger.
Smith, M.S. and C.W. Rice. 1985. The role of microorganisms in the soil nitrogen cycle. In M.J. Mitchell (ed.) Microfloral and Faunal Interactions in Natural and Agro-ecosystems. Martinus-Nijhoff.
Blevins, R.L., W.W. Frye and M.S. Smith 1985. The effects of conservation tillage on soil properties. In F.M. D'Itri (ed.) A Systems Approach to Conservation Tillage. Kellogg Biological Station, MI.
Smith, M.S., W.W. Frye and J.J. Varco. 1987. Legume winter cover crops. In B.A. Stewart (ed.) Advances in Soil Science, Springer-Verlag.
Smith, M.S., W.W.Frye, S.J.Corak and J.J. Varco. 1987. Abatement of nitrate pollution in groundwater and surface runoff from cropland using legume cover crops with no-till corn. In F.M. D'Itri and L.G. Wolfson (eds.) Rural Groundwater Contamination. Lewis Publishers Inc.
Smith, M.S. and R.L. Blevins. 1987. Effect of conservation tillage on biological and chemical soil conditions: Regional and Temporal variability. In T.J. Logan, J.M. Davidson, J.L. Baker and M.R. Overcash (eds.) Effects of Conservation Tillage on groundwater Quality. Lewis Publishers.
Frye, W.W., J.J. Varco, R.L. Blevins, M.S. Smith and S.J. Corak. 1988. Role of annual legume cover crops in efficient use of water and nitrogen. In W.L. Hargrove (ed). Cropping strategies for efficient use of water and nitrogen. American Society of Agronomy, Madison.
Thomas, G.W., M.S. Smith, and R.E. Phillips. 1989. Impact of soil management practices on nitrogen leaching. In R.E. Follett (ed.) Nitrogen Management and Groundwater Protection. Elsevier.
Duxbury, J.M., M.S. Smith, and J.W. Doran. 1989. Organic matter as a source and a sink of plant nutrients. In D.C. Coleman, J.M. Oades, G. Uehara (eds.) Dynamics of Soil Organic Matter in Tropical Ecosystems. U. of Hawaii Press.
Samples of additional publications
Smith, M.S. (ed.) Agronomy Research Report. 1990, 1992, 1994.
Smith, M.S. Guide to Graduate Programs in Plant and Soil Science. 1995.
Wells, K. and S. Smith (ed.). Agronomy Extension Programs. 1995
Sims, J.L., D.B. Egli and M.S. Smith. Inoculation of soybeans. U.K. Extension Publication AGR-80.
Smith, M.S. 1981. Review of "Denitrification, Nitrification, and Atmospheric Nitrous Oxide." (Invited book review).
Giddens, J.E. et al. 1982. Legume Inoculation in the Southeastern U.S.A. Southern Cooperative Series Bulletin No. 283.
Smith, M.S. 1982. Nitrogen Value from Plowing a Sod. Soil Science News and Views.
Smith, M.S. and V.P. Evangelou. 1982. Improving water quality in sediment ponds: Consequence of neutralizing acidity with ammonia. Reclamation News and Views.
Smith, M.S., K.L. Wells and G.W. Thomas. Fertilization and Liming of Corn. U.K. Extension Publication AGR-105.
Smith, M.S. 1983. Quality of legume inoculants. Soil Science News and Views.
Smith, M.S. 1983. Inoculation of legumes used in reclamation. Reclamation News and Views. 1(a)
Phillips. R.E., K.L. Wells, W.W. Frye, R.L. Blevins, M.S. Smith, G.W. Thomas, and S.H. Phillips. 1985. No-Tillage: An old idea with new life. Science of Food and Agriculture 3:23-27.
Corak, S.J., W.W. Frye, M.S. Smith, J.H. Grove and C.T. MacKown. 1987. Fertilizer nitrogen recovery by no-till corn as influenced by a legume cover crop. In J.F. Power (ed.). The Role of Legumes in Conservation Tillage Systems:Proceedings of a National Conference Athens, GA.
Thomas, G.W., R.L. Blevins, R.E. Phillips, W.W. Frye, J.H. Grove, and M.S. Smith. 1982. Concerning the "Long-Term Tillage Effects of Interrow Runoff and Infiltration." Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 46:884-885.
Varco, J.J., W.W. Frye, M.S. Smith and J.H. Grove. 1987. Legume nitrogen transformation and recovery by corn as influenced by tillage. In J.F. Power (ed.). The Role of Legumes in Conservation Tillage Systems:Proceedings of a National Conference. Athens, Ga.
Smith, M.S. 1987. A Review of "Microbial Autecology" A.S.M. News. 53:521.
Smith, M.S. and J.Taraba. 1991. Water Quality in Kentucky. Video, approximately 25 minutes.
Wells, K.L.,G.W. Thomas, J.L. Sims and M.S. Smith. 1991. Managing soil nitrates for agronomic efficiency and environmental protection. AGR-147.
Also, about 50 abstracts or papers read at national meetings.