Carrington Research Extension Center


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Be Our Guest!


On behalf of the scientists, specialists, technicians, summer crew, and support staff at the Carrington Research Extension Center, we invite you to attend our annual Field Day on Tuesday, July 14.


Plan to arrive shortly before 9:00 a.m.  Enjoy some coffee or juice and donuts during our brief welcome, and then choose one of four tours in the morning:  (1) agronomy, (2) livestock research, (3) organic/sustainable agriculture, and (4) Northern Hardy Fruits.  Tours depart the yard at 9:30 a.m.

We’ll take care of the tour wagons, escort you on the tour, and bring you back to the main station for a free noon meal.  At 1:00 p.m., another set of agronomy tours will leave the yard to focus on crop pest management, plant nutrition and soil management, while a special guest speaker will share his experiences with small-scale fruit processing and fruit products and marketing inside the main building.  Tours and presentations conclude around 3:00 p.m.

Individual presentations will be brief, and illustrative samples are often passed among the tour attendees.  While there won’t be time to discuss all of the hundreds of trials underway at the CREC, you will be able to identify many types of crops while on our tour trailers.  Trials will have identifying signs, and your tour brochure and map will list our on-station trials.

A few of us will be on the air at Carrington’s local radio station, KDAK 1600AM, on the days leading up to our Field Day.  You can listen live at

  • On July 8 (at 8:40 a.m.), Greg Endres will describe the agronomy tour. 
  • On July 9 (at 8:40 a.m.), Kathy Wiederholt will discuss the Hardy Fruit Tour, followed by Steve Zwinger with information on our organic and sustainable ag tour.
  • On July 10 (at 7:30 a.m.), Chanda Engel will provide an overview of our livestock tour.   
  •  On July 13, the day before our Field Day, Linda Schuster will be the air at 7:30 a.m. with general information about Field Day and what to expect when you arrive at CREC.   

A full agenda will be posted at .

We are located 3.5 miles north of Carrington on U.S. Highway 281. For more information call us at (701) 652-2951. 

Linda Schuster
Administrative Secretary

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