Ag Systems Research

My agricultural systems management research has focused on inservice and curriculum needs for the agricultural systems management and agricultural education . A bibliography of selected papers follows:

  • Harrison, J. D. Schumacher, L. G. and Birkenholz, R. J. (1995). Agricultural Mechanization Knowledge and skills needed by agriculture, food and natural resources students. The Journal of Agricultural Mechanization.

  • Schumacher, L. G. and Humphrey, J. K.(1995). Agricultural mechanics skills needed for high school students in an entry-level course: A modified Delphi approach. Journal of Agricultural Mechanization. (In press)

  • Birkenholz, R. J. & Schumacher, L. G. (1994). Leadership skills of college of agriculture graduates. Journal of Agricultural Education. 35,(4), 1-8.

  • Harrison, J. D. Schumacher, L. G. and Birkenholz, R. J. (1993). Agricultural Mechanization Knowledge and skills needed by agriculture, food and natural resources students. The Journal of the National Association of Colleges and teachers of Agriculture. March, 1993, 54-55.

  • Schumacher, L. G., and Swan, M. (1993). An assessment of the need for formal leadership training for students in a land grant college of Agriculture. The Journal of Agricultural Education. 34 (3), 1-9.

  • Harrison, J. D. Schumacher, L. G. and Birkenholz, R. J. (1993). Agricultural Mechanization Knowledge and skills needed by agriculture, food and natural resources students. The Journal of the National Association of Colleges and teachers of Agriculture. March, 1993, 54-55.

  • Schumacher, L. G. & Johnson, D. M. (1990). A time series analysis of agricultural education student teachers' perceptions of agricultural mechanics laboratory management competencies. The Journal of Agricultural Education, 31 (4), 2-8.

  • Schumacher, L. G. and Kahler, A. A. (1990). Perceptions of selected policy makers toward agriculture. Journal of Vocational Education Research, 14 (4), 51-69.

  • Johnson, D. M., Schumacher, L. G., & Stewart, B. R. (1990). Analysis of the agricultural mechanics laboratory management inservice needs of Missouri agriculture teachers. The Journal of Agricultural Education, 31 (2), 35-39.

  • Johnson, D. M., Schumacher, L. G., & Stewart, B. R. (1990). Perceptions of teachers and experts concerning the importance of agricultural mechanics laboratory management factors. The Journal of Agricultural Mechanization, 5 (2), 9-15.

  • Johnson, D. M. & Schumacher, L. G. (1989). Agricultural mechanics specialists identification and evaluation of agricultural mechanics laboratory management competencies: A modified delphi approach. The Journal of Agricultural Education, 30(3), 23-28.

  • Schumacher, L. G. & Johnson, D. M. (1989). Modified delphi assessment of agricultural mechanics laboratory management competencies. The Journal of Agricultural Mechanization, 4(2), 29-39.

  • Schumacher, L. G. (1989). Factors limiting the use of "agLine" and other agricultural computer information databases. Journal of Studies in Technical Careers, 11(2), 131-138.

  • Schumacher, L. G. and Currence, H. D. (1989). Teach the teacher workshop model. The Journal of the National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture, 33(2), 74-77.

  • Schumacher, L. G. and Humprhey, J. K.(1994). Entry level competencies needed by high school agricultural mechanics students. Proceedings of the Central States Seminar in Agricultural Education. St. Louis, MO: refereed.

  • Schumacher, L. G. and Swan M. (1992). Leadership abilities of students enrolled in a College of Agriculture. Proceedings of the Central States Seminar in Agricultural Education. Austin, MN: refereed.

  • Schumacher, L. G. & Johnson, D. M. (1990). A time series analysis of agricultural education student teachers' perceptions of agricultural mechanics laboratory management competencies. Proceedings of the Central Region 44th Annual Research Conference in Agricultural Education. Chicago, IL: refereed.

  • Johnson, D. M., Schumacher, L. G., & Stewart, B. R. (1990). Determination of the agricultural mechanics laboratory management inservice needs of Missouri agriculture teachers. Proceedings of the Central Region 44th Annual Research Conference in Agricultural Education. Chicago, IL: refereed.

  • Johnson, D. M. and Schumacher, L. G. (1988). Agricultural mechanics laboratory management competencies. Proceedings of the Fifteenth National Agricultural Education Research Meeting. St. Louis, MO: refereed.

  • Schumacher, L. G. and Kahler, A. A. (1988). Perceptions of selected policy makers toward agriculture. Proceedings of the Central Region 42nd Annual Research Conference in Agricultural Education. Chicago, IL: refereed.

  • Johnson, D. M. and Schumacher, L. G. (1988). An assessment of agricultural mechanics competencies. Proceedings of the Central Region Seminar in Agriculture/Agribusiness Education, Chicago, IL: refereed.

  • Schumacher, L. G. and Kahler, A. A. (1987). Attitudes of selected policy makers toward agriculture. Proceedings of the Fourteenth Annual National Agricultural Education Research Meeting, Las Vegas, NV: refereed.

  • Priebe, D. and Schumacher, L. G. (1985). Employment opportunities and training needs in eight selected agribusiness industries. Proceedings of the Central Region 39th Annual Research Conference in Agricultural Education. Chicago, IL: refereed .

  • Schumacher, L. G.,and J.K. Humphrey. (1993). Entry level competencies for high school students enrolled in agricultural mechanics. Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers Winter Meeting. Chicago, IL. Paper #935521

  • Schumacher, L. G. and Birkenholz, R. J. (1987). Bitnet - Its time to get started. Proceedings of the AATEA Exchange of Ideas Sessions AVA Convention, Las Vegas, NV:

  • Schumacher, L. G. and Birkenholz, R. J. (1987). BITNET - Its time to get started. Proceedings of the Central Region Seminar in Agriculture/Agribusiness Education. Chicago, IL.

  • Schumacher, L. G. (1993). Effective teaching in agricultural mechanics laboratories. The Agricultural Education Magazine. November, 1993.

  • Schumacher, L. G. & Strickland, R. M. (1992). Computer Simulations- Adding a Touch of Reality. The Agricultural Education Magazine. 64 (8), pp. 8-9.

  • Schumacher, L. G. (1991). Urban Mechanization - It's Reality. The Agricultural Education Magazine. 64 (4), 13.

  • Schumacher, L. G. (1989). Involving industry in agricultural mechanics inservice- A success story. The Agricultural Education Magazine, 61(6), 17, 22.

  • Schumacher, L. G. (1988). BIT-NET computer applications - Telecommunications. Agricultural Mechanics Professional Seminar. Kansas City, MO (Invited paper).

  • Schumacher, L. G. & Priebe, D. (1984). Estimated opportunities in North Dakota agribusiness- Agricultural finance. Bulletin, North Dakota State University, Department of Agricultural Education, Fargo.

  • Schumacher, L. G. & Priebe, D. (1984). Estimated opportunities in North Dakota agribusiness- Dairy processing. Bulletin, North Dakota State University, Department of Agricultural Education, Fargo.

  • Schumacher, L. G. & Priebe, D. (1984). Estimated opportunities in North Dakota agribusiness- The farm implement industry. Bulletin, North Dakota State University, Department of Agricultural Education, Fargo.

  • Schumacher, L. G. & Priebe, D. (1984). Estimated opportunities in North Dakota agribusiness- The grain industry. Bulletin, North Dakota State University, Department of Agricultural Education, Fargo.

  • Schumacher, L. G. & Priebe, D. (1984). Estimated opportunities in North Dakota agribusiness- Horticulture industry. Bulletin, North Dakota State University, Department of Agricultural Education, Fargo.

  • Schumacher, L. G. & Priebe, D. (1984). Estimated opportunities in North Dakota agribusiness- Livestock marketing. Bulletin, North Dakota State University, Department of Agricultural Education, Fargo.

  • Schumacher, L. G. & Priebe, D. (1984). Estimated opportunities in North Dakota agribusiness- Meat processing. Bulletin, North Dakota State University, Department of Agricultural Education, Fargo.

  • Schumacher, L. G. & Priebe, D. (1984). Estimated opportunities in North Dakota agribusiness- Veterinary service. Bulletin, North Dakota State University, Department of Agricultural Education, Fargo.

Papers are on file and were published through several journals and magazines including the Journal of Agricultural Education, Journal of Agricultural Mechanization and the American Society of Agricultural Engineers. Please contact me at leon.schumacher@ndsu.edu for additional information. I can also be reached at 701-231-5173 or by mail at:

  • 101 Agricultural Engineering Building

  • North Dakota State University

  • Fargo, ND 58108-6050

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