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Funding & Resources


NDAES research is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, whose mission is to advance knowledge for agriculture, the environment, human health and well-being and communities by supporting research, education and extension programs in the Land-Grant University System and other partner organizations.


Hatch Projects at NDAES

The North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (NDAES) operates under the administration of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), which provides federal Hatch capacity funds to State Agricultural Experiment Stations. These funds serve as foundational resources that support the researchers within the NDAES, playing a vital role in fulfilling the station's mission. The Hatch capacity funds are dedicated to supporting research projects that address critical issues in the state's agriculture, food systems, and natural resources.

Submission details are available on the NDAES SharePoint site (login required).

Agricultural Research Fund

North Dakota statute assigns the State Board of Agricultural Research and Education (SBARE) the responsibility of administering the Agricultural Research Fund (ARF) (Chapter 15-12.1-18 of the North Dakota Century Code). The ARF is a special fund in the state treasury derived from agricultural equipment sales. The monies in the fund must be expended for agricultural research. Annually, SBARE apportions the Agricultural Research Fund: 70% to research activities affecting North Dakota agricultural commodities (those that account for at least two percent of the gross sales of all agricultural commodities grown or produced in the state, but the percentage allocated to each commodity cannot exceed the percentage that the gross sales of the commodity contribute to the total of gross sales of all agricultural commodities grown or produced the previous year); 18% to research activities affecting animal agriculture; and 12% to research activities affecting new and emerging crops. SBARE solicits research proposals and appoints committees to review the proposals and award grants competitively.

Intent of the ARF

For the ARF, the SBARE shall solicit proposals that support agricultural research projects that:

  • have a positive economic impact for producers of crops and livestock in North Dakota;
  • improve the quantity and/or quality of agricultural commodities;
  • lead to efficiencies in, or sustainability of agricultural productivity;
  • are submitted by individuals, groups, or institutions from either the public or the private sector;
  • are selected through a competitive process that includes review of written proposals;
  • include funding from other sources, public or private; and
  • include a framework for timely progress toward stated objectives.

For more information visit the SBARE Agricultural Research Fund page.