306 BioAgEng Bldg.
University of Minnesota
1390 Eckles Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
Curriculum Vitae (.pdf)
MS Agricultural Engineering. University of Minnesota, 1992
BS Agricultural Engineering. University of Wisconsin-Platteville, 1982
Since 1992 David has focused his research and education efforts on developing and promoting affordable manure handling technologies that protect air and water quality. His air quality research includes the development of a wind tunnel for quantifying air emissions from area sources, quantifying emissions from both building and area sources and dispersion modeling. In addition, he has been instrumental in development of OFFSET and MinnFARM, simple screening tools to objectively evaluate air and water quality impacts on the environment. Mr. Schmidt has also represented the University of Minnesota on several Minnesota Task Forces dealing manure and animal agriculture issues. Mr. Schmidt conducts training workshops on a variety of topics regarding manure handling and air quality for consultants, engineers, livestock producers, regulators, and environmental groups throughout Minnesota.
Bicudo, J.R., C. J. Clanton, D. R. Schmidt, W. Powers, L. D. Jacobson, C. L. Tengman. 2004. Geotextile covers to reduce odor and gas emissions from swine manure storage ponds. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. Vol. 20(1): 65-75.
Gay, S. W., D. R. Schmidt, C. J. Clanton, K. A. Janni, L. D. Jacobson, and S. Weisberg. 2003. Odor, total reduced sulfur, and ammonia emissions from animal housing facilities and manure storage units in Minnesota. Applied Engineering in Agriculture Vol 19(3):347-360. ASAE, St. Joseph MI.
Larry Dean Jacobson, D. R. Schmidt, B. P. Hetchler. 2007. Protocol and techniques to evaluate emission control technologies from animal production operations. Editor, L. Moody, St. Joseph Michigan: 2007 ASABE Annual International Meeting Minneapolis, Minnesota. 17 - 20 June 2007.
Schmidt, D. R., L Jacobson. 2006. Hydrogen Sulfide Dispersion, Summary of Model Farms. ASAE paper #064135. St. Joseph, Mich.: ASAE.
Schmidt, D.R. and B. Wilson. 2008. Minnesota Feedlot Annualized Runoff Model – Spreadsheet and Users Guide. www.manure.umn.edu
Schmidt, D.R., S. Christopherson, P. Fryer, K. Janni. 2005. Design recommendations for Milkhouse Wastewater Treatment Systems. ASAE Paper No. 054103., presented at the ASAE International Meeting held in Tampa, FL, July 17- 20, 2005, St. Joseph, Mich.: ASAE.
Coordinates educational activities for the Manure Management and Air Quality Education Program