Contact Ken Grafton
Vice President for Agricultural Affairs
Dean - College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources
Director - North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station
Phone: (701) 231-6693
Fax: (701) 231-7566
NDSU Dept. 7500
314 Morrill Hall, P.O. Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
N.D. Agricultural Experiment Station
The N.D. Agricultural Experiment Station develops and disseminates technology important to the production and utilization of food, feed, fiber and fuel from crop and livestock enterprises. Its research enhances the quality of life, sustainability of production and protection of the environment.
Through academic departments in the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources; the seven Research Extension Centers in strategic areas of the state; and the Agronomy Seed Farm, faculty and staff conduct applied research in the following program areas:
- Plant Sciences - plant breeding and genetics, weed science, biotechnology, crop production and physiology, horticulture
- Plant Pathology - disease forecasting and management, biological control of plant diseases, molecular genetics
- School of Natural Resource Sciences - soil fertility, soil management, wetlands/groundwater, insect pest management ecology.
- Cereal and Food Science - cereal grain quality, processing, product development
- Animal Sciences - reproductive physiology, genetics, meat processing, animal nutrition, range science, natural resource management
- Agribusiness and Applied Economics - grain and livestock marketing, risk management, global trade
- Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering - bioprocessing, agricultural waste management, irrigation systems and water management
- Veterinary and Microbiological Sciences - microbiology, food safety, veterinary diagnostics
Faculty and staff of the Experiment Station work closely with Extension personnel to provide scientifically-based, unbiased information that is needed by North Dakota producers and agribusinesses to make sound management decisions.