Our core interests include earth science, ecology, agriculture, food, and history. Our experience includes:
- Freelance editing & writing for a variety of clients and outlets.
- Online writing for Mother Earth News, Royals Review, and our own website.
- Grant reviewing for two USDA programs (SARE and FMPP).
- Authoring peer-reviewed publications and scientific reports.
Sustainable agriculture & foodNote: articles in Growing For Market magazine are behind a paywall.
- Online weather tools for farmers (part I), Growing for Market, 2016, vol. 25, no. 10, p. 16-19.
- Breaking out of the shell (Chestnuts are putting down new roots in the Midwest), Feast magazine, November 2016, p. 77-81.
- Consider chestnuts: a potential perennial for market farms, Growing for Market, 2016, vol. 25, no. 7, p. 1-6.
- This summer, think of a topic for a SARE farm research grant, Growing for Market, 2016, vol. 25, no. 6, p. 6-10.
- Adding shiitakes to a market farm, Growing for Market, 2016, vol. 25, no. 1, p. 11-17.
- Sandhill Farm preserves a sweet piece of regional history with sorghum, Feast Magazine, September 2015, p. 72-73, 75.
- Fences for all types of wildlife, Growing for Market, 2015, vol. 24, no. 8, p. 9-15.
- Together forever? Learning to farm as a couple, Growing for Market, 2015, vol. 24, no. 7, p. 1, 4-8.
- Know your knots, Growing for Market, 2015, vol. 24, no. 5, p. 1, 4-9.
- Preparing for pesticide contamination, Growing for Market, 2015, vol. 24, no. 4, p. 15-18.
- Homemade slippers from old rubber farm boots, Mother Earth News, Dec 2014/Jan 2015, p. 72.
- Marketing strategies for culinary garlic, Growing for Market, 2014, vol. 23, no. 7, p. 1; 4-5.
- ‘Right to farm’ is wolf in sheep’s clothing, Columbia Daily Tribune, July 27, 2014.
- Customization keeps CSA members happy, Growing for Market, 2013, vol. 22, no. 9, p. 11-15.
- The organic libertarian: How deregulation should benefit small farms, PRE/TEXT, vol. 21, no. 1-4, p. 69-75.
- Small producers need more than initiatives, Farmers’ Markets Today, March/April 2009, p. 17-18.
Online content for Mother Earth News magazineNote: featured selections below; full archive here.
- Tips for buying kitchen staples in bulk
- Home-scale maple syrup production
- Butchering biomass: how to use every part of a cedar tree
- Preserving milk: How to balance dairy production year-round
- Raw milk is an ingredient, not just a drink
- Basic goat shelters for your homestead dairy herd
Nature & birdingNote: Eric has served as editor of the Columbia Audubon Society‘s monthly newsletter, The Chat, since November 2014.
- Watching winter woodpeckers; Barred Owls up close, The Chat, January 2017, p. 3-5.
- Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area, Bird Watching, August 2016.
- The nature of Kauffman Stadium, Royals Review, July 21, 2016.
- A field guide to Audubon societies in Missouri, Missouri Life, June/July 2016, p. 30-36.
- Are deer bad for songbirds?, The Chat, April 2016, p.4-5.
- Documenting rare birds in Missouri, The Chat, March 2016, p. 2.
- Columbia Missouri Christmas Bird Count: data exploration, The Chat, February 2016, p. 3-11.
- When habitat and harvest collide, The Chat, October 2015, p. 4-5.
- A broader context for birding, The Chat, April 2015, p. 4-5.
- Life after the nest: a new look at fledgling songbirds,The Chat, March 2015, p. 4-5.
- In search of the Island Scrub Jay, The Chat, January 2015, p. 5.
- Blogging about natural events and observations since 2008 on personal/farm website.
- 2016 Season in Review: Drew Butera, Royals Review, December 19, 2016.
- It is time to fix the awful pedestrian access to Kauffman Stadium, Royals Review, December 13, 2016.
- Harry Truman quotes applied to the Royals (satire/humor), Royals Review, November 8, 2016.
- Has the AL Central been good or lucky?, Royals Review, October 25, 2016.
- How the 2016 Royals season disproves global warming (satire/humor), Royals Review, September 30, 2016.
- William Hoy, Cooperstown, and the meaning of (dis)ability, Royals Review, July 4, 2016.
Scientific researchNote: Eric took Joanna's name upon marriage; early publications use his "bachelor's" name, Butler.
- Reuter, J.M., Jacobson, R.B., Elliott, C.M., and DeLonay, A.J., 2009, Assessment of Lower Missouri River physical aquatic habitat and its use by adult sturgeon (genus Scaphirhynchus), 2005–07: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009–5121, 81 p.
- Reuter, J.M., Jacobson, R.B., Elliott, C.M., Johnson, H.E., III, and DeLonay, A.J., 2008, Hydraulic and substrate maps of reaches used by sturgeon (genus Scaphirhynchus) in the Lower Missouri River, 2005–07: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 386, 442 p.
- Butler, E., 2006, Character and condition of geologic resources of interest to the Rock Outcrop Management Project, 63 p. plus 50 field reports. Private report to Shenandoah National Park on completion of consulting field work in support of major rare plant management study; not available online.
- Reuter, J.M., 2005, Erosion rates and patterns inferred from cosmogenic 10Be in the Susquehanna River Basin. Thesis, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT. M.S. in Geology.
- Reuter, J.M., Jacobson, R.B., and Elliott, C.E., 2003, Physical stream habitat dynamics in Lower Bear Creek, Northern Arkansas: USGS/BRD/BSR-2003-0002 (large PDF).
- Butler, E., Bierman, P., and Gajda, R., 2003, Investigation-stimulated discussion sections make geoscience more relevant in large lecture class, Eos, Trans., AGU, Vol. 84, No. 47, pp. 517, 522. Peer-reviewed paper drawn from graduate work on geoscience education.
- Butler, E., 2001, Timing and metamorphism of the Central Gneiss Complex, British Columbia. Thesis, Beloit College, Beloit, WI. B.S. in Geology.
- Reuter, J., 2000, Apatite (U-Th)/He thermochronometry in the Bighorn Mountains, Wyoming. Thesis, Carleton College, Northfield, MN. B.A. in Geology.