North Dakota State University
Central Grasslands Research Extension Center (CGREC)
Grass-N-Beef Research Review


Central Grasslands Conference Room

4824 48th Ave SE, Streeter

9:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Master of Ceremonies: Mr. Sheldon Gerhardt, Logan Co. Extension Agent

 9:30 a.m

Introduction and Welcome

Paul Nyren, Director, CGREC 

 9:45 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Ken Grafton, Director, ND Ag Experiment Station

10:00 a.m.

The Heifer Bull Project: Assessing Calving Ease & Exploring Finishing Options

Greg Mantz, CGREC Animal Scientist

10:20 a.m.

Utilizing Annual Forages to Extend Grazing

Kevin Sedivec, Professor/Rangeland Mgt Specialist, NDSU School of Natural Resource Sciences

10:40 a.m.

An Example of Kentucky Bluegrass and Smooth Brome Invasion over 23 years in the Northern Mixed Grass Prairie

Shawn DeKeyser, NDSU Natural Resources Management

11:00 a.m.

Ecological Site Descriptions: A Tool for Management

Jeff Printz, NRCS State Rangeland Management Specialist

11:20 a.m.

Pasture Monitoring Techniques

Chuck Lura, Biology Professor, MSU Bottineau

11:40 a.m.

Kentucky Bluegrass: Why Do We Have It? Can We Get Rid of It?

John Hendrickson, Rangelands Scientist, USDA-ARS, Mandan


Catered Lunch

1:00 p.m.

Lake George (Saltlake), ND, May Hold the Key to Tracking Historical Climate Change

Jaime Toney, Brown University, Providence, RI

1:40 p.m.

New Forage Agronomy Program at CGREC

Guojie Wang, CGREC Forage Agronomist

2:00 p.m.


The Production & Quality of Selected Perennial Biofuels Crops

Paul Nyren, Director, CGREC

2:20 p.m.

Livestock Watering Options & Water Quality for Remote Areas

Roxanne Johnson, NDSU Dept of Ag and Biosystems Engineering

2:40 p.m.

Vietnam Revisited: 40 Years Later

Sandi and Tim Dewald, Streeter, ND

3:30 p.m.

Door Prizes and Adjourn


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 mile south.