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Bryan Smith

Area Extension Agent-Agricultural Engineer
Irrigation and Animal Manure Management
Livestock and Forages Program Team, Laurens County Cooperative Extension Office

Office: Laurens County Extension
Phone: 864-984-2514
Email: WSMTH@clemson.edu

 

 Educational Background

M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of South Carolina 1996

B.S. Agricultural Engineering
Clemson University 1985

 Profile

Mr. Smith is the County Coordinator for the Laurens County Extension Office. He is also the chair of the SC Confined Animal Manure Managers Program, which is a required program for all SC confined animal facility owners, and the Laurens County Master Gardener Program coordinator. His interests include animal manure management, livestock watering systems, and commercial, residential, and agricultural irrigation systems. Mr. Smith was born on a family farm and still operates a small commercial beef cattle operation with his father.

 Extension and Outreach

Confined Animal Manure Manager Program Chair
Laurens County Master Gardener Program Coordinator
Clemson Livestock and Forages Program Team
Irrigation Systems (Agricultural and Residential)
Livestock Watering Systems

 Publications

Smith, W. B., B. Beer, J. Chastain, and L. van Vlake, 2017. Solid Manure Spreader Calibration. Clemson University Livestock and Forages Factsheet (LF 15). Available at http://www.clemson.edu/extension/publications/index.html#livestock

Smith, W. B., B. Beer, J. Croft, and L. van Vlake, 2017. Pasture/Hay Field Weed Control Timing Chart. Clemson University Livestock and Forages Factsheet (LF 14). Available at http://www.clemson.edu/extension/publications/index.html#livestock

Smith, W. B., 2017. Home-Made Hydraulic Ram Pump for Livestock Water. Clemson University Livestock and Forages Factsheet (LF 13). Available at http://www.clemson.edu/extension/publications/index.html#livestock

Smith, W. B., 2016. Depth Control for the Sweatless Soil Sampler. Clemson University Livestock and Forages Factsheet (LF 11). Available at http://www.clemson.edu/extension/publications/index.html#livestock

Chastain, J. P., and W. B. Smith, 2015. Determination of the Anaerobic Volatile Solids Reduction Ratio of Animal Manure Using a Bench Scale Batch Reactor. Presented at the 2015 ASABE Annual International Meeting. Paper No. 152189216. ASABE, 2950 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI 49085-9659.

Smith, W. B., J.P. Chastain, and G.L. Heusner, 2013. Efficient Utilization of Equine Manure, In Proceedings of the National Extension Conference: Waste to Worth – Spreading Science & Solutions, April 1-5, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Denver CO. Available at: http://www.extension.org/pages/67764/efficient-utilization-of-equine-manure

Smith, W. B., 2008. Landscape Irrigation Management Part 1: Water in the Landscape. Clemson University Home and Garden Information Center Factsheet (HGIC 1800). Part 1 of a series of 19 residential irrigation factsheets. Available at http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/plants/other/irrigation/

Smith, W. B., 2007, Residential Irrigation, Chapter 11 in the South Carolina Master Gardener Training Manual (EC-678), Copyright 2007 Clemson University. ISBN 978-0-9798777-0-4.

English, W. R. and W. B. Smith, 2003. Water Quality, Chapter 2 in the Confined Animal Manure Management Training Manual - Dairy. Available at http://www.clemson.edu/extension/camm/manuals/dairy_toc.html

Smith, W. B. and J. P. Chastain, 2003. Irrigation Application Calibration Methods, Chapter 6a in the Confined Animal Manure Management Training Manual - Dairy. Available at http://www.clemson.edu/extension/camm/manuals/dairy_toc.html

Chastain, J. P., and W. B. Smith, 2003. Manure Spreader Calibration, Chapter 6b in the Confined Animal Manure Management Training Manual - Dairy. Available at http://www.clemson.edu/extension/camm/manuals/dairy_toc.html

English, W. R. and W. B. Smith, 2001. Water Quality, Chapter 2 in the Confined Animal Manure Management Training Manual - Poultry. Available at http://www.clemson.edu/extension/camm/manuals/poultry_toc.html

Smith, W. B. and J. P. Chastain, 2001. Irrigation Application Calibration Methods, Chapter 6a in the Confined Animal Manure Management Training Manual - Poultry. Available at http://www.clemson.edu/extension/camm/manuals/poultry_toc.html

Chastain, J. P., and W. B. Smith, 2001. Manure Spreader Calibration, Chapter 6b in the Confined Animal Manure Management Training Manual - Poultry. Available at http://www.clemson.edu/extension/camm/manuals/poultry_toc.html

English, W. R. and W. B. Smith, 1999. Water Quality, Chapter 2 in the Confined Animal Manure Management Training Manual - Swine. Available at http://www.clemson.edu/extension/camm/manuals/swine_toc.html

Smith, W. B. and J. P. Chastain, 1999. Irrigation Application Calibration Methods, Chapter 6a in the Confined Animal Manure Management Training Manual - Swine. Available at http://www.clemson.edu/extension/camm/manuals/swine_toc.html

Chastain, J. P., and W. B. Smith, 1999. Manure Spreader Calibration, Chapter 6b in the Confined Animal Manure Management Training Manual - Swine. Available at http://www.clemson.edu/extension/camm/manuals/swine_toc.html

 Links

SC Confined Animal Manure Managers Program
Laurens County Extension
Laurens County Extension Facebook Page