AIAG has assembled a consortium of U.S. companies that are leaders in their discipline. Collectively, we bring Over 100 years of experience in agricultural business, technology, development and management.
Our team has subject matter expertise in the following disciplines:
a) Crop and soil science
c) Hydrology and water management
d) Dairy and beef farm engineering design and genetics
e) Crop storage design
f) Irrigation system engineering and design
g) Agricultural machinery and farm management
Subject Matter Experts Sample Profile:
Dr. Jared D. Williams Ph.D.
Professor of Crop and Soil Science
Dr. Williams brings over 15 years of demonstrated experience in soil science and agronomy. He has worked on major farm initiatives and research programs in the United states and other countries.
Ph.D. Soil Science, 2005, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.
Minor: Geographical Information Systems
M.S. Agronomy, 2002, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO.
B.S. Crop and Soil Science, 2000, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT.
A.A. General Business, 1998, Brigham Young University-Idaho, Rexburg, ID.
TEACHING, RESEARCH, AND ADMINSTRATIVE EXPERIENCE
Brigham Young University-Idaho, Rexburg, ID
Associate Professor, Aug 2006 – Present
Crops course including: Introduction to Plant Science and Crop Physiology
Soils Courses: Introduction to Soil Science and Soil fertility and Fertilizer Chemistry
Research Courses: Research Methodology and Research Practicuum
Undergraduate Research Advisor – taught research techniques and skills to undergraduate students and assisted them in conducting publishable research.
Ammonia volatilization from N based fertilizers under different application practices.
Studied the effects of fertilizer on root development and nodulation in alfalfa.
Conducted a compost study to improve soil organic matter levels in highly cultivated soils.
Used chlorophyll meter to determine leaf petiole N in potatoes.
American Society of Agronomy, 1999 – present
Reviewer for Agronomy Journal (15)
Soil Science Society of America, 2000 – present
Reviewer for Soil Science Society of America Journal (12)
Gamma Sigma Delta, The Honor Society of Agriculture
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
Williams, J.D., N.R. Kitchen, P.C. Scharf, and G.E. Stevens. 2009. Within-field corn nitrogen response related to aerial photograph color. J. of Prec. Ag. DOI 10.1007/s11119-009-9137-x.
Williams, J.D., C.R. Crozier, J.G. White, R.P. Sripada, and D.A. Crouse. 2007. Comparison of soil nitrogen tests for corn fertilizer recommendations in the humid southeastern USA. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 71:171-180.
Williams, J.D., C.R. Crozier, J.G. White, R.W. Heinger, R.P. Sripada, and D.A. Crouse,. 2007. Illinois soil nitrogen test predicts corn economic optimum nitrogen rates in the humid southeastern USA. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 71:735-744.
Mr. Ted Gribble, Professional Dairy and Beef Farm Engineer
Ted Gribble is a Registered Agricultural Engineer and has a Bachelor of Architecture Structures Degree from Texas Tech University and a Masters Degree in Engineering Management from Portland State University. Ted is a
member of the ASABE and the AIA.
Since 1986, Ted has worked on numerous dairy and beef design projects throughout the US and overseas. Recent projects include facility design in Finland, Estonia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia and China.
Ted is an accomplished speaker at annual seminars on dairy
facility planning and frequently publishes articles on related
Licenses & Professional Affiliations:
Member, American Society of
Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Member, American Institute of Architects
USDA Certification, Conservation
Planning Modules 1-5
USDA Certification, Comprehensive
Nutrient Management Plan, Third
Party Technical Provider
Bryce A. Contor, Senior Hydrologist
MS, Hydrology, University of Idaho BS, Agricultural Economics, Brigham Young UniversityAS, Farm Crops Management, Ricks College
Mr. Contor has 20 years of professional hydrologic experience, including nine years with the Idaho Water Resources Research Institute (IWRRI), a Division of the University of Idaho, where he served as a research hydrologist, and five years with Idaho Department of Water Resources where he served as a Senior Water Resource Agent. Prior to that he farmed and served on the board of directors of a regional irrigation company.
While working with IWRRI, Mr. Contor served as principal investigator on hydrologic projects as diverse as preparing water budgets for large scale numerical aquifer models, investigating remote sensing of evapotranspiration on irrigated lands, developing tools to calculate the economic demand for irrigation water, and investigating managed recharge of aquifers. He has published in national peer-reviewed scientific journals and has authored numerous technical completion reports for the Idaho Water Resources Research Institute. While with the Idaho Department of Water Resource, Mr. Contor measured flow in pipelines and open channels, investigated water-right claims and made water-right recommendations in the Snake River Basin Adjudication.
Mr. Contor holds an M.S. Degree in hydrology from the University of Idaho. His hydrologic specialties include groundwater/surface-water interactions and MODFLOW aquifer modeling, water-budget analysis, pipeline and open-channel flow measurement, and statistics. GIS specialties include aerial photography interpretation and manipulation of remote-sensing data. Economics specialties are water banking and economic demand for irrigation water.
BRIAN R. DEETER, Irrigation Engineer, P.E.
Education: M.S. Hydraulics, Utah State University
B.S. Agriculture and Irrigation Engineering, Utah State University
Brian Deeter has more than 23 years of experience in irrigation and municipal engineering throughout Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and Colorado. He is experienced in project management, irrigation system design, hydraulics, fieldwork, data collection, and construction administration. He has prepared feasibility studies, design reports, specifications, and other technical documents. Brian’s expertise includes agricultural irrigation delivery system, secondary and culinary water modeling and design including distribution, transmission, and storage; storm drainage modeling, design, and master planning; and flood control studies.
Davis and Weber Counties Canal Company, Sunset, UT
Huntington Cleveland Irrigation District, Huntington, UT
Eden Valley Irrigation and Drainage District, Eden Valley, WY
Sheep Creek Irrigation Company, Manila, UT
Roger’s Mesa Water Distribution Association, Hotchkiss, CO
Forked Tongue Ditch, Eckert, CO
Orchard Ranch Ditch, Eckert, CO
Fire Mountain Canal, Hotchkiss, CO
Bostwick Park Conservancy District, Montrose, CO
Crawford Water Conservancy District, Crawford, CO
Ashley Water Users, Vernal, UT
Marion Ditches, Marion, UT
Portneuf Irrigating Company, Arimo, ID
Morgan Pressure Irrigation System, Morgan, UT
West Layton Pressure Irrigation Project, Layton, UT
Midway Pressure Irrigation, Midway, UT
Clinton Pressure Irrigation Project, Clinton, UT
South Willard Secondary Irrigation, Willard, UT
Haight’s Creek Irrigation Company, Kaysville, UT