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Welcome to the Red RiverValley Agricultural Research Center!

The Red RiverValleyAgriculturalResearchCenter consists of 6 units housed in 2 federal facilities in Fargo, ND and a federal worksite in E. Grand Forks, MN. The Animal Metabolism-Agricultural Chemicals, Insect Genetics & Biochemistry, and Plant Science Research Units form the Biosciences Research Laboratory. The Cereal Crops, Sugarbeet & Potato, and Sunflower Research Units form the Northern Crop Science Research Laboratory. The Wheat Quality Lab of the Cereal Crops Unit is housed in N. Dakota St. Univ. facilities. The Red River Valley Potato Research Worksite at E. Grand Forks is part of the Sugarbeet & Potato Research Unit.

Our Mission:

 To reduce the negative impact of foreign chemicals in food animals and food processing; improve effectiveness of insects used in IPM programs for control of pest insects and weeds; study physiology, genetics, and molecular biology of weeds to improve and/or discover management strategies; develop knowledge and germplasm to improve hard red spring & durum wheat, barley, and oat; improve quality and profitability of sugarbeet and potato production via research on germplasm enhancement, crop protection, and postharvest physiology; and develop knowledge and technology to benefit the sunflower industry.

The Red RiverValleyAgriculturalResearchCenter is comprised of four locations:

Dr. William P. Kemp, Center Director

Biosciences Research Laboratory

1605 Albrecht Blvd. N

Fargo, ND  58102-2765

Northern Crop Science Laboratory

(Physical Address)
1307 18th Street N

Fargo, ND 58102 

(Mailing Address)
1605 Albrecht Blvd N
Fargo, ND   58102

Red RiverValley Potato ResearchWork Site
311 5th Avenue NE
East Grand Forks,
MN   56721

Wheat Quality

Harris Hall, NDSU

1250 Bolley Dr

Fargo, ND 58108

Directions (external link to

Follow the green links above to navigative through the Fargo Location Website.