Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from
North Dakota State University, 1967
Master of Science degree in Animal and Range Science from North Dakota State
He is a member of Southwest North Dakota REAP
Zone representing Adams County, member
and chairman of REAP Investment
Board, member of Area Chamber of Commerce Ag.
Committee, advisory board
member of project BEHAVE, member of the Hettinger
and member and
vice-president of North Dakota Prison Industries Advisory Board.
His research interests are in the area of sheep
production and system applications using sheep to make environmental
improvements, reducing input sheep production, using animals to inprove
carbon storage system of agricultural production, and valuing added animal
systems that improves economic well being in small rural communities.
As center director, he is responsible for maintaining
balance in all programs of research at the
Hettinger Research Extension Center. Budgeting and disbursement of funds are
a major responsiblity, as is human resource management and support.
His current projects consist of multi-species
grazing to control leafy spurge, living with uncertainity on the Northern
Great Plains, terrestrial carbon sequestration, lamb backgrounding
(a four state VARAC funded project), and value added livestock production