Thompson, Logan

Assistant Professor
132 Weber Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506

Bio Brief:

Logan grew up on a registered horned hereford ranch in central Texas which instilled a passion to improve the sustainability of beef production by developing practical solutions for producers. Through his teaching appointment, he aims to give students the tools necessary to speak and understand the evolving space of sustainability and to be successful as the next generation of farmers and ranchers who will serve as stewards of the Great Plains. Logan started his bachelor's degree at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX prior to completing his degree at Texas Tech University in 2015. Following this he earned a Masters in beef sustainability at Oklahoma State University in 2017 and a PhD in ruminant nutrition at Michigan State University in 2021. Prior to joining Kansas State University in August of 2022, he served as a post-doctoral fellow at Colorado State University.

Logan’s predominate research interest is in measuring greenhouse gas emissions in grazing systems and how grazing management impacts ecosystem function. Of particular interest in how the soil-plant-animal interrelationships are manipulated by management decisions. Additionally, his research examines how management decisions influence nutrient utilization within and across production systems. Logan's wife, Rachel, is also a science nerd and is a Senior Scientist in Ingredient Solutions R&D at MGP Ingredients in Atchison, KS.