As an 1862 land-grant institution, North Dakota State University addresses issues facing North Dakotans through the
College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources, the North Dakota Agriculture Experiment Station, Research
Extension Centers, 52 county Extension offices and the Fort Berthold Extension office. The North
Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station develops and disseminates technology important to the production and utilization
of food, feed, fiber and fuel from crop enterprises. Its research enhances the quality of life, sustainability of production
and protection of the environment. To do this effectively, researchers in the nine departments within the NDSU College of
Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources work on basic and advanced research connected to these areas. These
departments work interactively with the eight Research Extension Centers strategically placed throughout the state to
develop techniques and technology for North Dakota, the nation and the rest of the world.
The role of the NDSU Extension Service is to continue to meet the needs of the people as they adapt to a changing
environment. In that role, the Extension staff continues to bring research data to people with individual issues
and needs. The Extension staff also helps producers, businesspeople, families, individuals, youth and communities
address problems holistically.
College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources
NDSU Extension Services
NDSU Agricultural Experiment Station