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Blaine G. Schatz, Director and Agronomist

Blaine G. Schatz talking to a CREC Field Day group.

Blaine Schatz is the Director of the NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center. In addition to his administrative and leadership responsibilities he continues to be actively involved with a diverse research program as a Research Agronomist. Blaine joined the staff of the NDSU CREC in 1978 and served in technical positions first within the seedstocks and then agronomy research programs. In 1985 he assumed the position of Research Agronomist and in 1996 was appointed Director of the CREC. He has an A.A.S. degree in Soil, Water, and Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota-Crookston. He received his Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science degrees in agronomy from North Dakota State University.

Blaine is a native of Balfour, North Dakota where he grew up on a diversified farm. His parents raised a variety of crops, beef cattle, and operated a dairy. Blaine has used his experiences from this diversified farm to guide his leadership of the Carrington Research Extension Center. He enjoys working with his CREC staff and colleagues across NDSU to address the challenges and expand the opportunities that exist among the diversity of crop, livestock, and other agricultural enterprises inherent to the state.

He is a member of the American Society of Agronomy, Soil Science Society of America, and Crop Science Society of America.


Contact Information:
NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center
663 Hwy. 281 NE
PO Box 219
Carrington, ND  58421
fax 701-652-2055

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