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The Taming of the Prairie: A Century of Agricultural Research at the Northern Great Plain Research Lab

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The Taming of the Prairie: A Century of Agricultural Research at the Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory, Mandan, North Dakota

by Albert B. Frank

The Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory (NGPRL) was authorized by the U.S. Congress on August 8, 1912. The purpose of this historical account is to provide a detailed chronology of research activities and the evolution of the facility for the past 100 years. This volume chronicles the development of the NGPRL into a premier agricultural research laboratory, as well as the role of scientists in designing and conducting studies resulting in enhanced economic well-being and quality of life for farmers and ranchers on the Northern Great Plains. Historical photographs and current research activities are presented to show the progression of equipment and technology that researchers have used to conduct field-based agriculture research. Color, 40 pages.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service

April 2013

To inquire about obtaining a free copy of the print edition, write to USDA-ARS, Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 459, Mandan, ND 58554.

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