Dickinson Research Extension Center


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About the DREC

Working with southwest North Dakota people to utilize and protect our air, soil and water
Our Objectives: For the families of North Dakota we research and report on agricultural methods that:

  • are SENSIBLE
  • appear SUSTAINABLE
  • advance STEWARDSHIP

Our Goal: Engage in science-based research that achieve SOLUTIONS.The Dickinson Research & Extension Center was established by the 1905 North Dakota Legislature as a research location representative of the Missouri Plateau region. The goal was to develop research on crop production for farmers of the region and to improve native and introduced forage crop production for cattle ranchers.

Over the years the Center has grown from the original 160 acres to the current 6,482 acres in several different locations in southwest North Dakota with 10 acres of certified organic land at the main station in Dickinson. 

Today, the Dickinson Research & Extension Center has a unique blend of staff and programs. The Dickinson Research & Extension Center Main Station is located on the northwest corner of State Avenue and Empire Road in west Dickinson. The Dickinson Research & Extension Center Ranch Headquarters is located 22 miles north and 3 miles west of Dickinson, ND or 2 miles south and 3 miles west of Manning, ND. A sign marks the turnoff from Highway 22. The Boehm Research Farm is located 3 miles south and 3 miles east of Richardton, ND.  Click on the DREC Facilities link to access printable maps or the interactive web map.

Follow the DREC Staff link for contact information for a particular staff member. 

Follow one of the several other links on the left navigation pane for other specific information about work being done at DREC.


Dr. Chris Augustin, Director
Dickinson Research Extension Center

1041 State Avenue
Dickinson, ND 58601
701-456-1100 phone
701-456-1199 fax
email: chris.augustin@ndsu.edu

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