Williston Research Extension Center


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Community Outreach



At the Center many events occur throughout the year including:

Horticulture Field Day- Held at the same time as the Center's Dryland Field Day, we showcase our research gardens, vineyards, and orchard by inviting NDSU professionals to speak on or demonstrate what they are doing in research and how it impacts all areas of the state.

Tree Workshops- Demonstrations by NDSU professionals and local experts on selecting trees that will thrive in northwestern ND, how to plant and prune landscape trees, and information on scouting for pests.

Gardening Saturday Workshops- Information from NDSU professionals and local experts including, but not limited to: the basics of landscaping, small fruit production, high value crops, vegetables and flowers for North Dakota, caring for orchids, home remedies, ornamental grasses, and pest management.

Field to Fork webinar series- This series of webinars focused on safely growing, processing and selling specialty crops in North Dakota. Click here for more information: https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/fieldtofork

Click here for webinar slides

Call the WREC or "like" our Facebook page for date and times of workshops. 


Associated Groups

Future Farmers of America- We are cooperating with the local FFA Chapter to grow and sell pink pumpkins to support cancer research. The FFA supplies the seed, we provide the growing space and water, everyone weeds throughout the growing season and picks the pumpkins for an event in the fall.


For more information on the FFA...

Master Gardeners- We encourage all Master Gardeners to come volunteer with us at the Center!We have plenty of opportunities to fulfill your volunteer requirements. There opportunities could also include helping out at your local farmers' market. Williston Currently has two farmers' markets that provide an opportunity for local Master Gardeners to answer gardening questions that may arise.

For those interested in becoming a Master Gardener...


Other places you'll find us involved are:

North Dakota Grape and Wine Association

Upper Missouri Valley Fair in Williston

Richland County Fair in Sidney


Things of interest to us, and maybe you:

North Dakota Farmers Market & Growers Association

Foundation for Agriculture and Rural Resources Management

Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education

North Dakota Department of Agriculture

USDA Rural Development

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