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Thomas Kalb, II

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Burleigh County Extension Office
3715 East Bismarck Expressway
Bismarck, ND 58501
Phone: (701) 221-6865

Extension Horticulture Specialist
Western North Dakota

Plant Sciences Extension Information
Dakota Gardener Website

Dr. Thomas Kalb coordinates horticulture programs in the western half of the state. The programs coordinate gardening conferences, conduct cultivar trials of vegetables and flowers, oversee youth gardening projects, and support county agents in addressing local concerns on horticulture crops and home landscapes.


  • PhD, Horticulture, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
  • MS, Plant Breeding, University of Minnesota
  • BS, Plant Science, University of Wisconsin, River Falls

Professional Experience

  • 2008 - present: State Extension Horticulturist (western North Dakota), Department of Plant Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
  • 1990 - 2008: Horticulture Educator, University of Wisconsin-Extension
  • 1999 - 2006:  Head, Communication and Training Office, Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center - The World Vegetable Center (AVRDC), Shanhua, Taiwan

Professional Affiliation

  • North Dakota State Horticultural Society
  • North Dakota Grape Growers Association
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