NDSU Greenhouse Renamed for Former N.D. Governor

The North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station Research Greenhouse Complex at NDSU has 

a new name: the Jack Dalrymple Agricultural Research Complex. 


“Former Gov. Dalrymple was instrumental in helping identify the pathway for funding the 

project in both the Legislature and work with the governor’s office,” says Greg Lardy, NDSU’s 

vice president for Agricultural Affairs, dean of the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and 

Natural Resources, and director of the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station and NDSU 

Extension. “He had a vision for what the greenhouse could do in terms of helping to address 

many of the pressing needs related to the state’s agricultural industry.” 


The complex was constructed using a combination of state dollars and private donations 

totaling $33.5 million - $28.5 million in appropriated funds and $5 million in donations. 


“I am truly honored and humbled to have this incredible agriculture complex carry my name,” 

Dalrymple says. “Research is an investment in our future, and by extension, it is an investment 

in the future of our state and region. Indeed, it helps all humankind in a very positive way.” 


This state-of-the-art complex, which was dedicated in 2015, provides facilities for advanced 

research in plant breeding, genetics, horticulture, entomology, plant pathology, plant nutrition, 

food safety, food science, soil science and weed science. 


NDSU is the only university in North Dakota with a greenhouse that houses a research lab, 

which allows researchers to proactively examine diseases that won’t be here for years. 


The greenhouse complex has expanded research capabilities to benefit producers and 

business through increased productivity and sales. It also helps attract and retain top-ranked 

scientists and educators. In addition, the facility enhances graduate student research by enabling 

them to experience the latest technology and conditions and trains highly skilled professionals for 

the workforce. 


AES Research Complex website

Greg Lardy, 701-231-7660, gregory.lardy@ndsu.edu 



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