Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from
Master of Science degree in Ruminant Nutrition from NDSU, 2000
PhD in Ruminant Nutrition from Oregon State University, 2003
He is a member of the American Society of Animal
Scientists, Society of Range Management, Hettinger Area Chamber of
Commerce: Ag Committee and Rodeo Committee, Borderline Singers, Cowboy
Band, and EMT for West River Ambulance.
His research interests are nutritional management
of grazing livestock, nutritional management of feedlot cattle and
sheep, and grazing strategies to improve the ecologic and economic
sustainability of livestock production in Southwestern North Dakota.
Director Hettinger Research and Extension Center.
His current projects are evaluating winter supplementation
and grazing strategies that decrease winter feeding costs of beef cattle
and sheep. Other projects areselenium supplementation of
for the development of a high-selenium lamb product and the effect
of multi- and
single-species grazing on leafy spurge infested rangelands.
He is also evaluating the grazing
and cropping systems that may be
utilized for carbon sequestration and alternative
feedstuffs for feedlot
diets of lambs.