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NDSU Celebrates 39 Years of Excellence in Agriculture and Bison Athletics

Through the years, more than 2,000 agriculturists have been recognized and more than $120,000 in scholarships have been awarded to NDSU student athletes. The agribusiness award goes to Neal Fisher, North Dakota Wheat Commission administrator.

The 39th annual Harvest Bowl program at North Dakota State University will be held Oct. 26 and 27.

Highlights of the event include a Harvest Bowl dinner and awards program on Oct. 26 at the Fargo Ramada Plaza Suites and the Harvest Bowl football game between NDSU and Southern Illinois on Oct. 27. Also on Oct. 27, as part of Harvest Bowl, honorees will participate in educational sessions on the NDSU campus.

As the state’s land-grant university, NDSU plays a major role in contributing knowledge through research, academic programs and the Extension Service. More than 2,000 agriculturists have been recognized and more than $120,000 in scholarships have been awarded to NDSU student athletes who have agricultural backgrounds or are majoring in a field of agriculture, business or premed.

The NDSU Harvest Bowl program recognizes the success, dedication and hard work of outstanding agriculturists in 53 counties in North Dakota and several counties in Minnesota.

An agribusiness award recipient is chosen annually. This award recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves in the field of agriculture and business in North Dakota and beyond. Neal Fisher, North Dakota Wheat Commission administrator, will receive the 2012 award.

Fisher has been with the Wheat Commission for 33 years. He started in 1978 as a marketing specialist and then became the deputy administrator in 1982. He has been the administrator since 1998. Through the years, Fisher has worked to ensure the worldwide competitiveness of North Dakota producers of hard red spring wheat, durum and other classes of U.S. wheat.

Several scholarships also are awarded to outstanding male and female athletes.

For information on Harvest Bowl activities, visit the NDSU Alumni Association website at http://www.ndsualumni.com/, call the NDSU alumni office toll-free at (800) 279-8971 or locally at (701) 231-6800, or e-mail marilyn@ndsualumni.com.


NDSU Agriculture Communication – Aug. 17, 2012

Source:Marilyn Doeden, (701) 231-6808, marilyn@ndsualumni.com
Editor:Rich Mattern, (701) 231-6136, richard.mattern@ndsu.edu
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