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Redfearn, D., Parsons, J., and Drewnoski, M. (2016). Multidisciplinary research and extension team evolution: Processes, outcomes, and strategies. Agricultural & Environmental Letters, 1:160042 (2016) doi:10.2134/ael2016.10.0042.

Kachergis, E. J., C. N. Knapp, M. E. Fernandez-Gimenez, J. P. Ritten, J. G. Pritchett, J. Parsons, W. Hibbs, and R. Roath. 2013. Tools for resilience management: multidisciplinary development of state-and-transition models for northwest Colorado. Ecology and Society 18(4): 39.

McCullock, K., Hoag, D. K., Parsons, J., Lacy, M., Seidel Jr., G. E., & Wailes, W. (2013). “Factors affecting economics of using sexed semen in dairy cattle.Journal of Dairy Science, 96(10), 6366-6377. doi:10.3168/jds.2013-6672.

Mortenson, Ryan, Jay Parsons, Dustin L. Pendell, and Scott D. Haley. “Wheat Variety Selection: An Application of Portfolio Theory in Colorado.” Western Economics Forum, Volume 11 Number 2: pp. 10-21. Fall 2012.

McCullock, Katelyn, Jay Parsons, and I. Noa Roman-Muniz. “Extension’s Guide to Sexed Semen: A Dairy Case Study.” Journal of Extension, Volume 50 Number 4 Article Number 4 RIB7. August 2012.

Van Metre, David C., Sangeeta Rao, Cleon V. Kimberling, Paul S. Morley. “Factors associated with failure in breeding soundness examination of Western USA rams.” Preventive Veterinary Medicine, Volume 105, Issues 1–2, 1 June 2012, Pages 118-126.

Pritchett, James, Emily Kachergis, Jay Parsons, Maria Fernandez-Gimenez, and John Ritten. “Home on a Transitioning Range: A Ranch Simulation Game Demonstrating STMs.” Rangelands, 34(3): 53-59. June 2012.

Parsons, Jay, Geri Parsons, and Cleon Kimberling. “Economic Benefits of OPP Control--Project Report: 4,000-Ewe Range Sheep Operation.” OPP Concerned Sheep Breeders Society Newsletter. April 2011.

Kimberling, Cleon V. “OPP Control-Eradication Project in 4,000 Ewe Range Flock Operation.” OPP Concerned Sheep Breeders Society Newsletter. December 2006.

Kimberling, Cleon V, Jay Parsons, Anthony Knight, Geri Parsons, and Jeruesha Nichols. “Ovine Progressive Pneumonia Control/Eradication Project in 4,000 Ewe Range Sheep Operation.” OPP Concerned Sheep Breeders Society Newsletter. April 2005.