Bryan Neville is the new director of NDSU’s Central Grasslands Research Extension Center near Streeter, N.D. He replaces Paul Nyren, who retired earlier this year after serving 30 years as center director.
Neville, a native of Benkelman, Neb., earned a bachelor of science degree in animal science from the University of Wyoming, a master's degree in ruminant nutrition and a doctorate in ruminant nutrition from NDSU.
Before coming to NDSU, he was an agricultural research technician for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Dubois, Idaho, for two years. He joined the Central Grasslands center as an animal scientist in 2010.
His research is focused on a whole-systems approach to improving livestock performance. Areas of particular interest include the interaction of animal health and nutrition, range supplementation practices, and calf nutrition during receiving and backgrounding. He also serves as co-adviser for two graduate students.
"I am honored to be given the opportunity to lead the staff at Central Grasslands," Neville said. "For me, NDSU and especially the Streeter area, has always felt like home."
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation's top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.