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Directions to Central Grasslands:

Four miles north of Streeter or 11 miles south of I-94 on Highway 30, take 48th Street and drive 5 miles west to 48th Ave and ¼ mile south. The tour will start at the office, near the livestock unit.


Description of Activities for Wednesday, June 28th 2006

      6:00am-9:00am Nature Walk and Birding Tour  
         Tour guides: Bob Patton, Rick Bohn, Dan Buchanan, and Others

      1:00 pm Introductions & Welcome: Paul Nyren, Director, CGREC

      1:10 pm Update from the ND Agricultural Experiment Station: Dr. Ken Grafton, Director, ND Agricultural Experiment Station

      1:30 pm Range Riding and Tractor Wagon Tours: These two tours will showcase current and past research projects around CGREC property. The Wagon Tours are open to all and will be hosted by Paul Nyren. The Range Riding tour is limited to the first 50 people registered and will be jointly hosted by Dr. Kevin Sedivec and Amanda Hancock. All tours will follow the same route and listen to the same speakers.

      6:00 pm Ground Breaking Ceremony for New Office Addition: Join us for this special moment when we get to break the ground for our new office addition that is scheduled to start construction this summer.

      7:00 pm Community Roast Beef Supper: Supper will be served in the town of Streeter at the Streeter Memorial Hall and catered by our outstanding local Streeter Business Association. Please join us for the free meal and drawings for prizes sponsored by CGREC.

Tour Stops Speaker
Rangeland Health
Soil health, key species, and indicators of rangeland health
Lee Voigt, Range Conservationist, Jamestown
Finishing Calves on Grass
Short Duration High Intensity Grazing System
Brian Kreft, Livestock Specialist, CGREC
Switchgrass for Ethanol
Use of switchgrass for biofuels
Ken Vogel, USDA-ARS, Lincoln, NE
A Carbon Credits Program
What is the economic return to the Producer
Dale Enerson, Economist
North Dakota Farmers Union, Jamestown
Geologic History of the Coteau
How the Coteau was formed
Allan Ashworth, Professor
Geosciences Department, NDSU
Swath Grazing
Extending the grazing season in the Northern Great Plains
Bryan Neville, Research Assistant
Animal and Range Sciences, NDSU
Carbon Sequestration and Exchange Xuejun Dong, Plant Physiologist, CGREC
Grazing Intensity
Long term ecological study
Bob Patton, Range Scientist, CGREC
Natural History of the Coteau
How plant communities relate to the geology of the Coteau
Chuck Lura, Instructor
Bottineau State College
 


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