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Janna Block, Ph.D.

Area Extension Specialist, Livestock Systems

Education and Background:

B.S., Agricultural Business, Montana State University – 2001

M.S., Animal Science (Ruminant Nutrition), Montana State University – 2004

Montana State University County Extension Agent, Rosebud/Treasure and Judith Basin Counties - 2004-2012

Research/Extension Associate, South Dakota State University West River Ag. Center - 2012-2016

Ph.D., Animal Science (Ruminant Nutrition), South Dakota State University – 2016

Position Responsibilities:

Dr. Block’s appointment at the Hettinger Research Extension Center began in January of 2017.  Her research experience includes beef cattle backgrounding and finishing programs, supplementation of grazing beef cows, and influence of fetal programming on animal performance and carcass quality.  Her primary responsibilities are to work with Extension Agents and producers in southwestern North Dakota and across the state to provide information and Extension programming related to livestock production.

 Janna 2017

Contact Information: 

Janna Block

North Dakota State University

Hettinger Research Extension Center

102 Hwy 12 W

PO Box 1377

Hettinger, ND 58639



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