2012 Central Grasslands Center Field Tour June 27 near Streeter, ND
North Dakota State University’s Central Grasslands Research Extension Center, near Streeter, ND, will hold its summer field day tour June 27.
The program begins at 9:30 a.m. with a welcome from the Center’s staff. The tour starts at the center office. Topics to be covered and the presenters are:
• Forages for hay, cover crops and soil health – Guojie Wang, center forage agronomist
• Effects of grazing on plant photosynthesis and soil respiration – Xuejun Dong, center ecophysiologist
• Pregnancy determination methods – Carl Dahlen, NDSU Extension Service beef cattle specialist and Philip Steichen, NDSU graduate student
• Supplementation of dried distillers grains with solubles to yearling cattle – Bryan Neville, center animal scientist and Quynn Larson, NDSU graduate student
Kevin Sedivec, NDSU Extension’s rangeland management specialist, will hold a cover crop root pit demonstration. Bob Patton, the center’s range scientist, will conduct a demonstration on measuring forage production.
The tour will be followed by lunch at noon and a keynote address at the Streeter Memorial Hall.
Larry Corah, a vice president of Certified Angus Beef, will give the keynote address. Corah, well-known throughout the U.S. and Canada for providing a vision of the future for the beef industry, will discuss using premium quality grade targets to increase profits.
The center is four miles north of Streeter or 11 miles south of Interstate 94 on North Dakota Highway 30. From Highway 30, turn onto 48th Street and drive five miles west to 48th Avenue, then one-quarter mile south.
For more information about the center or tour, visit the center’s Web site at http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/CentralGrasslandsREC/ or call 701-424-3606.