FARGO, N.D. – November 16, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Senator John Hoeven today joined state, local and university leaders in dedicating the North Dakota Agriculture Experiment Station Research Greenhouse Complex, a $33.5 million state-of-the-art facility at North Dakota State University (NDSU) that provides enhanced education and advanced research in plant breeding, genetics, horticulture, entomology, plant pathology, plant nutrition and associated disciplines.
As a member of the Agriculture Committee and Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, Senator Hoeven continues his efforts to support the work of land-grant institutions and similar facilities to meet the needs of the state’s agriculture producers. On average, NDSU has received about $10 million per year in formula funds and competitive grants since 2010 to support research and extension activities.
Last December, Hoeven hosted a meeting at the greenhouse with NDSU faculty, local commodity groups and producers to highlight both the importance of agriculture research and the newly formed National Agricultural Genotyping Center (NAGC) at the USDA-ARS Biosciences Research Lab on NDSU’s campus. Last year, Hoeven announced the lab’s selection as the site after spearheading the delegation’s support for the North Dakota Corn Growers’ bid to host the NAGC in North Dakota.