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Shana (Shay-na) Forster is a native of Mandan, ND. She received her B.S. degrees in Crop and Weed Sciences and Plant Protection from North Dakota State University in 2000. She also received an M.S. in plant breeding and genetics from NDSU in 2002. During her M.S. program she studied the inheritance of seed-Zn in navy bean under the direction of Dr. Ken Grafton.
From 2003 to 2008, she was employed by the USDA-ARS Northern Crops Science Laboratory in Fargo, ND. At the USDA, she worked as a biological science laboratory technician conducting research on wound-healing and skin-set development of potato.
Currently, she is employed with the NDSU North Central Research Extension Center in Minot, ND as the Area Extension Specialist.