Central Grasslands REC, Streeter


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Welcome to CGREC


Calf in yard Located six miles northwest of Streeter, North Dakota, Central Grasslands REC serves 16 counties in the Missouri Coteau, an area bounded by the Missouri River basin on the west and the James River basin on the east.

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 nine full-time employees, two part-time, and eight 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 the first week of July.



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; 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



Interim Director: Kevin Sedivec  

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


Photos by Rick Bohn

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