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Life in the NPA
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Akron, CO | Brookings, SD | Cheyenne, WY | Clay Center, NE | Fargo, ND | Fort Collins, CO | Grand Forks, ND | Lincoln, NE | Logan, UT | Mandan, ND | Manhattan, KS | Miles City, MT | Sidney, MT |

The 8-state region making up the Northern Plains Area of the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service is an exciting and dynamic place to live and work. Do you love the big, blue prairie skies of the aptly named Great Plains, or is the crisp air and scenic view from a mountain peak more your style? We’ve got both and more in the NPA, including lots of room to hike and ski, hunt and fish, shop and dine.

Low crime, clean air, good schools and plenty of elbow room characterize the communities of the NPA. That makes these small and mid-sized cities ideal spots for our employees to raise their families and do work that really matters – discovering new techniques and technologies to protect our natural resources, expand our nation’s (and the world’s) food supply, and improve human health and nutrition.

To find out more about the communities of the NPA, check out the links below. Many locations also have additional information available on their individual websites (linked at right, above).

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Akron, CO (Washington County)

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Brookings, SD (Brookings County)

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Cheyenne, WY (Laramie County)

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Clay Center, NE (Clay County)

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Fargo, ND (Cass County)

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Fort Collins, CO (Larimer County)

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Grand Forks, ND (Grand Forks County)

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Lincoln, NE (Lancaster County)

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Logan, UT (Cache County)

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Mandan, ND (Morton County)

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Manhattan, KS (Riley County)

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Miles City, MT (Custer County)

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Sidney, MT (Richland County)

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Last Modified: 11/13/2013