Jeff Powell received his 2nd B.S. degree in range management with a minor in animal science from OSU in 1964. His 1st B.S. degree was in chemistry from SLU, but he got tired of looking out the lab window and wishing he were outside. He then received a M.S. in range with a minor in wildlife from Texas Tech in 1966 as a Welder Wildlife Fellow with research on South Texas brush management. His PhD degree (1968) is from Colorado State on sagebrush ecology and physiology with a minor in range nutrition. After CSU, he taught at Humboldt State for 2 years. Then on to Oklahoma State from 1970 to 1982 teaching most of the range courses and conducting a variety of range research projects. He ended his career in academia at the University of Wyoming as Professor Emeritus after 20 years and 6 months in Laramie. During his professional career, he published over 200 technical and popular papers, videos, and a few ‘vanity press’ books on range management and advised over 30 graduate students. While at UW his most popular range course was Ranch Recreation. His most noteworthy accomplishment at UW was working with his wife, Susan Rottman, (shown in the picture) to help organize and promote the farm & ranch recreation industry. Jeff and Susan provided consulting and educational workshops in many states and several countries. Now they raise and train quarter horses (www.trainedhorses.net)on their ranch in New Mexico when not building straw bale houses and consulting.