North Dakota State University’s (NDSU) Central Grasslands Research Extension Center's 2009 Grass-N-Beef Research Review is Jan. 28. Set for Streeter, ND center's conference room, the program is free and includes a catered lunch.
The program begins at 9:30 a.m. and covers the topics:
- Using annual forages to extend grazing.
- How NDSU's new Beef Cattle Research Center will enhance North Dakota's livestock industry.
- The optimal cow in a high-cost environment.
- Integrated beef production systems for the Coteau.
- Niche and specialty beef marketing opportunities.
- Reducing cow costs.
- Using genetic information to improve animal production efficiency.
- Drought management.
- Emerging energy sources, including biofuels and cattails, and the Spiritwood power plant project.
- Evaluation of perennial herbaceous biomass crops for ethanol.
- Evaluation of break-even farm-gate switchgrass prices in south-central North Dakota.
- Resilience on the Northern Plains.
For more info, visit www.ag.ndsu.nodak.edu/streeter/ and click on "Field Days and Events"; or contact Paul Nyren, center director, at 701-424-3606.