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Welcome to the Department of Plant Sciences

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Agriculture is a fascinating and complex industry with international dimensions. The demand for Plant Sciences graduates is high, not only in North Dakota and the region, but throughout the United States and the world. The Department of Plant Sciences provides students with the knowledge, skills and understanding critical for professional success in a changing world. If you have an interest in plants and want to make a difference in the world, this department is for you!

Grain Dealers Scholarships Awarded to Plant Sciences Students

Grain Dealers Scholarships Awarded to Plant Sciences Students

Four North Dakota Grain Dealers Association Education Foundation scholarships were awarded to Department of Plant Sciences students Mackenzie Derry, Kody Durbin, Amber Hermanson and Kelsey Pladson in October.

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Corn Growers Scholarships Awarded to Plant Sciences Students

Corn Growers Scholarships Awarded to Plant Sciences Students

Two Department of Plant Sciences undergraduate students were awarded North Dakota Corn Growers Association $1000 scholarships in October. Vincent Carruth and Blake Nelson are Crop and Weed Sciences majors and plan to work as agronomists in agriculture industry after graduation.

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Students Receive Awards at Cereal Chemists Meeting

North Dakota State University cereal and food sciences faculty, staff and graduate students attended the American Association of Cereal Chemists International meeting in London, United Kingdom, October 21-23, 2018. Graduate students Ana Magallanes-López and Maneka Malalgoda were recognized with awards during the meeting.

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Thousands of Dollars Are Available for Plant Sciences Students

Thousands of Dollars Are Available for Plant Sciences Students

North Dakota State University Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships is dedicated to ensuring that students are aware of all available financial aid opportunities and works closely with the College of Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources and the Department of Plant Sciences to award scholarship funds for students in their programs. Thousands of dollars are available; more than $85,000 was awarded to plant sciences students for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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Horticulture Student Receives Scholarship

Horticulture Student Receives Scholarship

North Dakota State University horticulture science student Shawna Coalwell was named a 2018-2019 Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association Foundation Academic Award Winner. She will receive a scholarship co-sponsored by Southview Design of St. Paul, MN.

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In Memory of Gonzalo Rojas-Cifuentes

In Memory of Gonzalo Rojas-Cifuentes

North Dakota Foundation Seedstocks assistant director Gonzalo Rojas-Cifuentes passed away October 22, 2018 in Fargo, ND. He had worked at North Dakota State University 15 years.

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Horticulture Students Earn Top Honors at Regional Competition

The North Dakota State University Horticulture and Forestry Club was the first place team overall for the third year in a row and two students earned individual honors at the Mid-America Collegiate Horticultural Society meeting and competition held at Colorado State University September 27-29.

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Students Receive Awards at Industrial Crops Meeting

North Dakota State University students Alan Peterson, Alex Wittenberg, and Neil Olson received awards for their participation in the 30th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops in London, Ontario, Canada in September.

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Wittenberg Selected for Duncan Scholars Program

Wittenberg Selected for Duncan Scholars Program

North Dakota State University Plant Sciences student Alex Wittenberg was selected by the College of Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources to participate in the 2018-19 Russell and Anna Duncan Undergraduate Research Scholars program.

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Berti Leads Fourth Study Abroad Trip Since 2013

Marisol Berti led the “Sustainable Agriculture and Renewable Energies in Europe” Study Abroad trip this summer for the fourth time in five years. Forty students have traveled with her since 2013 and she has added new learning experiences to the trip each year.

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