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North Dakota Programs and Organizations

North DakotaNorth Dakota State University Extension Service
This is the central hub to all of ND Extension services. This includes information on County Extension offices, research extension centers, academics, labs, and more.

Extension Fruits & Vegetable Resources - North Dakota State University Extension Service
This fruit and vegetable production website includes dozens of hands-on guides. Ranging from seed-starting to pest management to soil care, these guides provide a wealth of information for both the beginning and experienced grower.

Starting a Community Orchard in ND - North Dakota State University Extension Service 
This publication will provide you with everything you need to know about starting an orchard in North Dakota including information about different trees, planting techniques, and how to start your organization.

Field to Fork - The North Dakota State University Extension Service launched the Field to Fork campaign in 2016 to increase people’s knowledge of growing, transporting, processing and preserving fruits and vegetables safely.

Food Preservation - North Dakota State University Extension Service
A clearinghouse of information that provides resources on food, nutrition, and food preservation.

FARRMS mission is to further the sustainability of thriving farms and rural communities. FARRMS establishes links between people, good food, living farms and the environment through hands-on educational experiences and mentoring.

Local Foods Initiatives - North Dakota Department of Agriculture 
The North Dakota Department of Agriculture has helped grow ND’s local food movement through the Local Foods Initiative since 2008.

Hunger Free ND Garden Project - North Dakota Department of Agriculture
The Hunger Free ND Garden Project is the result of a coalition between ND government, academic, nonprofits, and community groups. The project is encouraging farmers and gardeners to plant an extra acre or row of produce and donate fresh fruits and vegetable to food pantries, soup kitchens, and other charitable community programs.

Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society
This site promotes sustainable food systems through education, research and advocacy.

Pride of Dakota
Affiliated with the North Dakota Department of Agriculture, this state-sponsored branding program consolidates and promotes local foods, crafts, and other products.

Demand for local food in rural communities is growing. Sustainable local food systems need to have strong community support to build and maintain the infrastructure needed to bring food from farm to fork. This website provides resources to support rural communities just beginning to build their community food systems as well as those whose local food systems are already strong. Resources are intended for farmers and producers, community organizations, and Extension Educators but may interest anyone in community and local foods. While this website was a partnership between Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota, most resources are applicable for any rural community.

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