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100th Anniversary

Agribusiness and Applied Economics


1918 - 2018

The North Dakota State University Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics is celebrating 100 years of serving the people of North Dakota and surrounding region.  Since the early 1900s when agricultural producers met to learn about business management to today when issues range from sustaining natural resources to production, marketing, transportation, financing, processing of food and energy as well as food safety, the educators and researchers have worked with students, business people and consumers in the classroom and across the state.  The technologies have advanced but the goals of understanding and serving have not changed nor has the dedication faltered.  Faculty and colleagues have served thousands of students and citizens.
This is an opportunity to reflect on the past and envision the future.  An opportunity to listen to one another, identify opportunities, and plan for continuing research, education and service.  An opportunity to refine practices and assemble resources to meet future challenges.
Throughout 2018, the department will meet with people across the region to celebrate 100 years of accomplishments and listen as visions for the future are shared by people of the state.
The NDSU Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics will continue as a unified department of agribusiness and general/agricultural economics committed to the land-grant mission and strategic goals of NDSU.  Our vision is to continue providing the best undergraduate, graduate, and extension education as well as the highest quality research possible at a land grant university

2018 Events to Celebrate the NDSU Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics Centennial

  • April 16 – Annual banquet for department and student organizations
  • April 17 – Dr. Ron Hanson speaks on business succession as part of NDSU Ag Week


  • May 12 – NDSU Commencement social for graduates and families


  • June 4-7 – N.D. FFA Convention
  • June 18-21 – Extension Youth Conference
  • June – Research panel


  • July – Producer panels in several North Dakota communities
  • July – North Dakota State Fair


  • August – Business/industry panels
  • August – Welcome Back for students


  • September – Big Iron
  • September – Executive in Residence
  • September – NDSU Homecoming (including Farm Credit Fellows 5-Year Reunion)


  • November 2-3 – Harvest Bowl
  • November 16 – Culminating Event: One Million Cups
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