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.
The program also includes a panel discussion on range monitoring.
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.