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Central Grasslands Research Extension Center

 

Calf in yard Located six miles northwest of Streeter, North Dakota, Central Grasslands REC serves 18 counties in the Missouri Coteau, an area bounded by the Missouri River basin on the west and the James River basin on the east. This region produces about 40 percent of the state’s cattle and over one-third of the state's alfalfa and other hay.

One of seven Research Extension Centers in the NDSU Agricultural Experiment Station system, the Center is made up of 5,335 acres of mixed-grass prairie and cropland in Stutsman and Kidder Counties.

 

Forage plotsCentral Grasslands began operation in 1981 with three employees.  Today the staff is composed of ten full-time employees, three part-time, and six or more summer employees.  The Center also provides facilities, study sites, and support for graduate students conducting research.  The Center hosts an Annual Field Day in the summer and a Research Review in the winter.

 

 

GI- frequency plotsCurrent studies at the Center include: increasing beef production through supplementation; the impacts of grazing intensity on plants, livestock performance and soil water; physiological responses of plants to grazing and drought; carbon flux in native grasslands; evaluating forage species for livestock and biofuels; improving forage production and soil health; control of invasive species with early intensive grazing; grazing systems to extend the grazing season; and a comparison of cattle breeding systems.

Reports on these studies are posted on our website. For more information, please visit or contact us at:

 

Central Grasslands Research Extension Center

4824 48th Ave. SE, Streeter ND 58483         MAP

701-424-3606 / Fax: 701-424-3616

 

Director: Bryan Neville    bryan.neville@ndsu.edu

Administrative Secretary: Sandi Dewald    sandi.dewald@ndsu.edu

 

Photos by Rick Bohn

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