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Former governor to receive Harvest Bowl Agribusiness Award

Photo of Jack Dalrymple


Former Gov. Jack Dalrymple has been selected to receive the Agribusiness Award during NDSU’s annual Harvest Bowl activities. The award recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves in the field of agriculture and business.

Harvest Bowl, which celebrates excellence in agriculture and Bison athletics, will mark its 44th anniversary at festivities set for Friday, Nov. 10, and Saturday, Nov. 11. In addition to the Agribusiness Award, the Harvest Bowl program recognizes outstanding agriculturists in 53 counties in North Dakota and 10 counties in western Minnesota.

Dalrymple will be recognized during a social, banquet and awards program scheduled for Friday, Nov. 10, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Delta by Marriott, formerly known as the Ramada Plaza Suites, in Fargo.

Harvest Bowl continues on Saturday, Nov. 11, when the Bison play the University of South Dakota.

Dalrymple was sworn in as the 32nd governor of North Dakota on Dec. 7, 2010, and served as the state’s chief executive officer until Dec. 15, 2016. His public service also included 10 years as lieutenant governor and eight terms in the North Dakota House of Representatives.

A recognized leader in value-added agriculture, Dalrymple was the founding board chair of Carrington-based Dakota Growers Pasta Co., the third-largest manufacturer and marketer of dry pasta products in North America. His work earned him the 2007 Ernst and Young Midwest “Master Entrepreneur of the Year” Award. He also served on the organizational board of directors of Golden Growers Cooperative.

In 1982, Dalrymple was named Outstanding Young Farmer of North Dakota, and he went on to be named the Outstanding Young Farmer of the United States. He continues to manage Dalrymple Farms, Casselton, North Dakota. He and his wife, Betsy, have four daughters.

For more information about Harvest Bowl, contact the NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association at 800-279-8971 or email Lana Hillius at

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