Highlights of the CGREC 20th Annual Field Tour
June 13, 2001

By Sandi Dewald

CGREC 20th Annual Field Tour Baler safety demonstration grazing research
Tour participants visiting while waiting for the tour to begin.

Vern Hofman, NDSU Ag Engineering, presenting a program on baler safety.

Bob Patton, Assistant Range Scientist at CGREC, describing changes in the plant community on the ten-year old CRP study.
Economics research Cooperative CRP research Grazing changes soils
Paul Nyren, Director, CGREC, showing the long term economic returns from the 10-year old CRP study. Jeff Printz, NRCS Area range Conservationist, explaining how expired CRP sites may be incorporated into a grazing operation. Jimmy Richardson, Interim Chair, NDSU Soil Science Dept., demonstrating how grazing changes soils.
Graduate student research Livestock research "For the land and its people"
Graduate students Melissa Tepke, NDSU Soil Science Dept., and  Jay Volk, NDSU Animal and Range Sciences Dept., discussing their research projects at CGREC. Greg Lardy, NDSU Animal and Range Sciences Dept., discussing livestock production and management with tour participants. Tour participants enjoy a roast beef supper prepared by the NDSU Carnivore Caterers.
NDSU Central Grasslands Research Extension Center

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