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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!

Mohamad Mahfuzur Rahman Presents M.S. Seminar

Mohamad Mahfuzur Rahman Presents M.S. Seminar

Md Mahfuzur Rahman defended his Cereal Science M.S. thesis, “An initiative to clean label: Can we replace dough strengtheners in bread formulations”, April 6, 2018. He presented his exit seminar on May 10.

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Cereal Science Student Selected for Food Technologists Global Challenge

Cereal Science Student Selected for Food Technologists Global Challenge

Cereal Science master’s student Jane Snelling was selected to participate in the Institute of Food Technologists Student Association 2018 Global Challenge in Chicago this July.

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The CFS 480/680 Product Development class

Cereal and Food Science Class Partners with Specialty Grain Company for Product Development

Students in the CFS 480/680 Food Product Development class presented their final projects on May 3, 2018. They were tasked with developing a blue cornmeal based food product, including production and marketing plans, much like a commercial product development team. Dr. Jiajia Rao teaches the spring semester course and says, “This is a great opportunity for students to get involved in teamwork, creativity, and scientific skills.”

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From left: Ed Deckard, Christopher Eggen, Megan B. Jones

Students and Faculty Honored during Ag Week Banquet

Department of Plant Sciences seniors Christopher Eggen and Megan B. Jones were both named Top 10 Seniors and Jones was named the Outstanding Senior during NDSU Ag Week. Dr. Ed Deckard received the Open Door Award for faculty.

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Graduate Student Receives Travel Scholarship

Graduate Student Receives Travel Scholarship

Cereal Science doctoral student Yang Lan was awarded a Feeding Tomorrow Graduate Travel Scholarship to attend the 2018 Institute of Food Technologists annual meeting in Chicago in July.

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Ed and Brenda Deckard (Ag Week photo)

Deckards Featured in Ag Week Magazine

Ed and Brenda Deckard are known for their care and compassion as they work with students. They each touch as many as 500 student lives in an academic year.

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North Dakota State University Dry Edible Bean Project Profile

Dr. Juan Osorno has led the North Dakota State University Dry Edible Bean project since 2007. He works with eight market classes of dry edible beans: pinto, navy, black, dark red and light red kidneys, great northern, small reds and pinks. Osorno also works closely with Dr. Phil McClean, director of the Genomics and Bioinformatics program, who joined the Department of Plant Sciences in 1985. McClean and Osorno were instrumental in sequencing the common bean genome, and now work to utilize the mapped genome to improve common bean varieties worldwide.

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Christopher Eggen (NDSU photo)

Plant Sciences Student to Speak at Commencement

Crop and Weed Sciences senior Christopher Eggen has been selected to give the student address at the 10 a.m. NDSU commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 12, 2018 in the Fargodome.

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Alison Pokrzywinski Presents M.S. Seminar

Alison Pokrzywinski Presents M.S. Seminar

Alison Pokrzywinski presented her Plant Sciences M.S. thesis, Genotype-by-environment Interaction in Sunflowers for The Northern Plains, on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND.

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L to R: Andrew Robinson, Gary Secor, Asunta Thompson

Potato Researchers Receive Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureau Award

The Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureau recognized the organizers of the 101st Potato Association of America meeting with the Industry Excellence Award. Andrew Robinson, Gary Secor and Asunta Thompson chaired the Local Arrangements Committee for the meeting and received the award on March 13, 2018.

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