Directions to the USDA-ARS Lab:
Note: Some GPS programs incorrectly send you to the wrong side of Mandan. Please use these directions instead.
On I-94 From the West:
Take Exit 147 and drive south one mile to Hwy 10. Turn east (left) and go to the 1st stoplight in Mandan, then take Hwy 6 South through town. Just past the golf course and bridge on the south side, you’ll see the USDA-ARS & DGA signs on the right.
On I-94 From the East:
Take Exit 155 and follow Main Street in Mandan through town to the last stoplight (Hwy 6). Turn south (left) and follow Hwy 6 through town. Just past the golf course and bridge on the south side, you’ll see the USDA-ARS & DGA signs on the right.
Once on campus, follow the DGA signs to The Bridge Conference Center.
You do NOT need to sign in as a guest at the ARS office. We'll do that at the Conference Center.
Friday, October 12, 2018
USDA-ARS Lab, Mandan, ND
9:00 AM Registration
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM - Program!
“A Goat’s View of Nutrition”
by Dr. Steve Hart
Langston University Goat
Steve received his B.S. in Dairy Science from Texas A &
M in 1972 and graduated with High Honors. He had the distinction of being
one of the last of the draftees and served in the US army for two years at Ft.
Belvior, Virginia as a personnel management specialist. He returned to
Texas A & M for his MS in Dairy Science, working with forage sorghum hybrids
for silage for dairy animals. He worked on his Ph. D with Dr. Carl Polan
at Virginia Tech, doing studies in calf nutrition and branch-chain volatile
fatty acids for lactating cows. Upon graduation in 1981, he went to work
for the USDA at Ft. Reno, OK conducting research with forages for cattle and
sheep and later did collaborative work with Langston University in Oklahoma
with forages and nutrition for goats. Steve was hired by Langston
University and conducted studies with forages for goats and nutrient
requirements. He did a number of studies with using goats for vegetation
management and is still involved in such studies. He has also worked in
control of gastrointestinal nematodes, working with sericea lespedeza for
parasite control as well as testing a variety of alternative dewormers.
He is part of a large study with farmer collaborators on selecting goats for
genetic resistance to gastrointestinal parasites. He recently was awarded
a grant to work with controlling redcedar with goats.
Photographing Your Goat
Livestock Guardian Dogs
Dairy & Meat Goat Roundtables
Goat Product Tasting
NEW! Youth Poster Contest - Entry Forms Here
Bring cash or items to donate. We'd love to see your soaps, goat feed or other items.
Goat Product Tasting
Please bring your good food products ready to put out for tasting.
We’ll provide crackers, plates, and napkins.
Discussion on Future DGA Programs
Bring your ideas!