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Lardy Named NDSU Animal Sciences Head

Greg Lardy takes over as head of NDSU’s Animal Sciences Department.

Greg Lardy is the new head of North Dakota State University’s Department of Animal Sciences.

Lardy has been the NDSU Extension Service beef cattle specialist since June 1997. He was promoted to professor in the Department of Animal Sciences this summer and has served as co-director of NDSU’s Beef Systems Center of Excellence.

He assumed his new responsibilities Oct. 1.

“Dr. Lardy’s excellent understanding of animal agriculture in the state, his long-term activities in Extension and research of beef cattle production and management in the northern Plains and his commitment to advance this important segment of North Dakota agriculture all played a role in this important selection,” said Ken Grafton, dean of NDSU’s College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources and director of the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station. “I have complete confidence that Dr. Lardy will bring great success to the department and to the livestock industries in the state.”

Lardy earned a bachelor’s degree in animal and range sciences from NDSU in 1991; a master's degree in animal sciences (ruminant nutrition) from the University of Missouri, Columbia, in 1993; and a doctorate in animal science (ruminant nutrition) from the University of Nebraska in 1997.

His research and Extension programs have focused on beef cattle nutrition and management, with special emphasis on alternative and byproduct feeds.

The Extension Service has begun the search for a new beef cattle specialist.

NDSU Agriculture Communication

Source:Greg Lardy, (701) 231-7660, gregory.lardy@ndsu.edu
Editor:Ellen Crawford, (701) 231-5391, ellen.crawford@ndsu.edu
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