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Agricultural Experimental Stations and their publications: North Dakota

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Station History

North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station logoThe North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (NDAES) was established in 1890 (approved by the First Session of the Legislative Assembly of the State of North Dakota, Bismarck). The State of North Dakota approved the establishment of the NDAES according to the Hatch Act, the federal legislation passed in 1887 that established state Experiment Stations. The purpose of the U.S. Hatch Act was “to promote efficient production, marketing distribution and utilization of products of farm as essential to health and welfare of our peoples and….to assure agriculture’s position in research equal to that of industry.”

Currently, the NDAES consists of seven research extension centers located throughout the state and the main station location on the campus of North Dakota State University.  The total acreage of the research extension centers and the main station comprise approximately 20,000 acres.  Much of the property of the research extension centers was donated to the state by local communities.

University Depository

Extension Publications

Contact Information

North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station
NDSU Dept. 7500
315 Morrill Hall
P.O. Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Phone: (701) 231-8190

Historic Photographs

North Dakota Station, College Hall and  Botanical Laboratory, 1900

 

North Dakota Station, College Hall and  Botanical Laboratory, 1900
Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons