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SECTION VI

PERSONNEL, PROJECTS, PUBLICATIONS, MEETINGS, AND EVENTS

 

DICKINSON RESEARCH CENTER
NORTH DAKOTA AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION
NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
as of January 1, 1990

Thomas J. Conlon, M.S. Superintendent and Agronomist - 1948

James L. Nelson, B.S. Animal Scientist - 1969

Douglas G. Landblom, M.S. Assoc. Animal Scientist - 1974

Burt Melchior, Ag Res Tech II, Crops-Livestock Research - 1973

Lee Tisor, Ag Res Tech III, Crops-Livestock Research - 1980

Garry Ottmar, Ag Res Tech II, Livestock Research - 1980

David Bartow, Ag Res Tech II, Maintenance, Feed Making - 1983

Jeffrey Kubik, Ag Res Tech II, Livestock Research - 1984

Robert Paluck, Ag Res Tech II, Livestock Research - 1988

David Claypool, Res Spec. I, Crops, Soils Research - 1984

Jane Olheiser, Sec. II, Administrative Secretary - 1966

Ann Bertie, Clerk II, General Office - 1974

 

NAME AND RANK Thomas J. Conlon, Superintendent and Agronomist
YEARS OF SERVICE 43 years
YEARS IN PRESENT RANK 22 years
INSTRUCTION RESPONSIBILITY N/A
GRADUATE STUDENT ADVISED N/A
RESEARCH PROJECT LEADER Projects ND06240, 6243, 6244
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROJECTS Projects ND01601, 1614, 1625, 1630, 3610, 3613, 1623, 1786, 6262, 6263, 6264, 6203
PROJECTS IN PREPARATION None
RECENT PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES See page 2
PUBLICATIONS See page 8
COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS North Dakota Pork Producers
Swine Health and Research Committee
North Dakota Stockmenís Assn.
NDSA Research Committee
Branch Station Promotion Committee
Branch Station Legislation Committee
North Dakota Cow Calf Conference Planning Committee
North Dakota Research Planning Committee
OTHER PERSONAL ACTIVITIES  
RECOGNITION RECEIVED None

MEETINGS AND EVENTS - 1990

Thomas J. Conlon

Consultation Board Meeting
Taylor Institute
Golden Valley County Crops day
Hettinger Research & Extension Center Sheep Day
Dunn County Crops Day - New Hradec
Specialty Crops Clinic
Dunn County - Halliday Crops Day
Spring Research Center Conference
Directorís Conference (Range Science)
Research Centers & Department Chairman
Minn Dak Growers Program
North Dakota Pork Producers Conference Board Meeting
Carrington staff at Carrington
M. Peterka - Station tour
St. Maryís- New England School - Station tour
Research Committee NDSA
Field tour Central Grasslands Research Center
North Dakota Pork Producers Conference Board meeting
State Water Commission - SW pipeline survey
Twilite tour - Beulah
Twilite tour - Hannover
Twilite tour - Beach
Dickinson Field Day
Twilite tour - Glen Ullin
Randy Sell - David Watt - Station tour
KLTC with Ray David
SCS - Ecological Science Staff - Ranch tour
Golden Valley County Fair
Livestock Research Roundup
Research Center Fall Conference
Beef Day - Stegner ranch
North Dakota State University Economic Development
Southwest Region Pork Producers
Southwest Grain Dealers
Western Dakota Crops Day
Research Center - Soils Dept. at Carrington

 

NAME AND RANK James Lee Nelson, Animal Scientist
YEARS OF SERVICE 23 years
YEARS IN PRESENT RANK 16 years
INSTRUCTION RESPONSIBILITY N/A
GRADUATE STUDENT ADVISED N/A
RESEARCH PROJECT LEADER Project ND06221, 6223, 6230
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROJECTS Projects ND01786, ND01922 and ND03731
PROJECTS IN PREPARATION Short term swine identification in cooperation with Dr. Irwin Hoff, APHIS
Marketing shrink study
Feeding systems for backgrounding calves
RECENT PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES An evaluation of a phase synchronization method for synchronizing lactating beef cows that are bred naturally.

Cooperating with Dr. Bob Thornberg and the Animal & Range Science Dept. to evaluate a distillers dried grain feed block for grazing cattle.

Creep feeding study

Liquid supplement study for wintering cows

A comparison of semi-confinement versus unconfined low input swine

Multi species grazing

PUBLICATIONS Listed below
COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS Branch Research Center Organization Committee
OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES Dickinson State University Agricultural Dept. Advisory Board
Dickinson High School Vocational Ag. Dept. Advisory Board

MEETINGS AND EVENTS - 1990

James Lee Nelson

Jan. 11

Livestock research meeting with Carrington, Streeter, NDSU in Bismarck

Jan. 17

DSU Advisory meeting

Jan. 18

Mike Zimmerman farm, Taylor with Jerry Larson Co. Agent

Jan. 24 & 25

Beef Program at DSU on calf care

Jan. 27

4-H judging heifers at Dickinson Research Center

Jan. 31

Taylor Institute - hog production

Feb. 2

Froliech bull sale

Feb. 14

Leafy spurge meeting at Elks in Dickinson

Feb. 27

Swine meeting in Bismarck, start of Project Pigs

Mar.13

Farm visit to Prible farm - leafy spurge and sheep

Mar. 22

Presented low input info at Pork meeting in Scranton

Mar. 23

Research committee of ND Stockmenís Assoc.

Apr. 9

DHS Advisory board meeting

Apr. 24

DSU Advisory board meeting

Apr. 26

DSU Club banquet

May 31

DSU Advisory board meeting

June 6

Livestock program planning - Bismarck Holiday Inn

June 7 & 8

ND Stockmenís Assoc. convention

July 18

Crops Field Day

July 19

Met with LaDon Johnson and Robert Thornberg

Sept. 20

Legislative Tour Group

Sept. 24

Interactive TV meeting on grain price at DSU

Oct. 8

Task force meeting, Bismarck Holiday Inn

Oct. 24

Livestock Research Roundup, Dickinson Research Center

Oct. 30

Purchased boars from Keith Gietzen, Glen Ullin

Nov. 7

Presented symposium on complete mixed rations, Agri-Power

Nov. 9

Purchased 2 sows for Pig School at W. Dills

Nov. 16

SW Region Pork meeting in Dickinson

Nov. 27 & 28

Pork School at DSU

Dec. 1

Cow-Calf Conference in Bismarck

Dec. 7

Attended the Bovine convention in Williston

Dec. 13

Met with Advisory Board in Hettinger

1. NAME AND RANK

Douglas G. Landblom, Associate Animal Scientist

2. YEARS OF SERVICE

16 years

3. YEARS IN PRESENT RANK

3 years

4. INSTRUCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY

None

5. GRADUATE STUDENT ADVISED

None

6. RESEARCH PROJECT LEADER OR CO-LEADER

Project ND06221, 6223, and 6230

7. INTERDISCIPLINARY PROJECTS

Project ND01786, ND01922, and ND03731

8. PROJECTS IN PREPARATION

Canola meal vs soybean meal and two levels of protein for backgrounding steer calves

Supplementing various phases of beef cattle production with a heat processed molasses supplement

9. FUTURE RESEARCH

An evaluation of copper and molybdenum levels in forage and correlation to weaning weight

A comparison of creep feed types: distillers dried grain blocks versus soybean hull based, and conventional grain based creep feeds

10. RECENT PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Beef Production Workshop, Taylor Institute, Branch Station Research Discussion Meeting, Branch Station Conference, Crops Field Day, American Society of Animal Science Annual Meeting, Livestock Task Force Planning Meeting, Livestock Research Roundup, Project PIGS Orientation Program, Project PIGS Beginning Hog School, Bovine Connection - Williston, ND Cow/Calf Conference

11. PUBLICATIONS

Listed on page 8

12. COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

Branch Research Center Organization Committee

13. OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

American Society of Animal Science

North Dakota Stockmenís Association

North Dakota Pork Producers

Gideonís International

14. ACADEMIC RECOGNITION RECEIVED

None

15. EXTENSION OR PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Interview with Tom Ackerman (KQCD): Discussed protein supplements for backgrounding, calf scours vaccinations and pasture rotations for calf scours control

Participated in interview taped by KQCDíS Milo Smith, and reporters from the Dickinson Press and Bismarck Tribune promoting work done with distillers dried grain blocks that were developed by Mr. Bob Thornberg and supported by the ND Products Utilization Commission

MEETINGS AND EVENTS

D. G. Landblom

Organized

Branch Research Center discussion meeting

Presented

"Care of the Newborn" seminar session with Jim at the Beef Production Workshop in Dickinson

Presented

Low input swine production budget and showed Dickinson Research Center low input swine production video to Taylor Institute attendees

Visited

Ed Dvorak farm and made calf scours control recommendations

Participated

In purchase of Charolais herd bulls from Mr. Tom Frohlich, and Mr. Ray Reich

Participated

In meeting with Hubbard Milling Company officials

Participated

In Crops Field Day

Attended

American Society of Animal Science annual meeting

Participated

In SCS Tour of Ranch HQ grazing studies conducted by Dr. L. Manske

Traveled

With Jim to Harley Scholl Farm and purchased two Hampshire boars

Participated

In news release promoting distillers dried grain blocks evaluated at the Dickinson Research Center

Participated

In the 40th Annual Livestock Research Roundup

Attended

Branch Research Center Conference - NDSU

Participated

In Dickinson-Hettinger Advisory Board Meetings

Participated

In Blue Ribbon Task Force and discussed strategy for development of a white paper

Participated

In the ND Cow/Calf Conference

Participated

In Project PIGS orientation program

Participated

In Project PIGS beginning hog school

Attended

Bovine Connection meeting in Williston

PUBLICATIONS

CONLON, T.J. and E. ERIKSMOEN. 1990. Hard Red Spring Wheat, Durum, Oats and Barley Variety Trials. Seventh Annual Western Dakota Crop Day Research Report. Dickinson-Hettinger Research Center. pp 1-26.

CONLON, T.J. and E. ERIKSMOEN. 1990. Specialty Crop Yields. Seventh Annual Western Crop Day Research Report. Dickinson-Hettinger Research Center. pp 30-45.

CONLON, T.J. and E. ERIKSMOEN. 1990. Corn Comparison Trials. Seventh Annual Crop Day Research Report. pp 35-38.

CONLON, T.J. and E. ERIKSMOEN. 1990. Miscellaneous Crops. Seventh Annual Western Crop Day Research Report. Dickinson-Hettinger Research Center. pp 39-45.

CONLON, T.J. and E. ERIKSMOEN. 1990. Forage Crops. Seventh Annual Western Crop Day Research Report. Dickinson-Hettinger Research Center. pp 46-47.

NELSON, J.L., and D.G. LANDBLOM. 1990. Reduced Dosage Synchronization in Beef Cows Bred Naturally. Fortieth Livestock Research Roundup. Sec. I, pp 1-4.

NELSON, J.L., and D.G. LANDBLOM. 1990. Canola Meal and Two Levels of Protein for Backgrounding Steer Calves. Fortieth Livestock Research Roundup. Sec. I, pp 5-9.

NELSON, J.L., and D.G. LANDBLOM. 1990. Marketing Shrink Study. Fortieth Livestock Research Roundup. sec. I, pp 28-32.

NELSON, J.L., and D.G. LANDBLOM. 1990. Short Term Swine Identification for Market Hogs. Fortieth Livestock Research Roundup. Sec. I, pp 33-39.

NELSON, J.L., and D.G. LANDBLOM. 1990. Multi-Species Grazing of Native Range in Western North Dakota. Fortieth Livestock Research Roundup. Sec. I, pp 4-43.

LANDBLOM, D.G. and J.L. NELSON. 1990. Brood Cow Performance in Western North Dakota: Drylot Phase. Fortieth Livestock Research Roundup. Sec. I, pp 44-59.

LANDBLOM, D.G., J.L. NELSON, J.S. CATON and S.L. BOYLES. 1990. Drylot Wintering of Pregnant Beef Cows Supplemented with Either a 12% Crude Protein Heat Processed Molasses Block or Dry Rolled Barley. ND Farm Research, Vol. 47, No. 4, pp 19-21.

LANDBLOM, D.G. 1990. Supplementing various phases of beef cattle production with a heat processed molasses supplement. 1990 Cow/Calf Conference Proceedings. pp 17-34.

NELSON, JAMES L. 1990. Canola meal and two levels of protein for backgrounding steer calves. 1990 Cow/Calf Conference Proceedings. pp 51-55.

NELSON, J.L., D.G. LANDBLOM and T.C. FALLER. 1990. A Century of Progress in Livestock Production. ND Farm Research, Vol. 48, No. 1, pp 12-14.