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Harvest Bowl

47th Annual Harvest Bowl

Nov. 19 – 20, 2021

47th Harvest Bowl Banquet
Nov. 19, 2021
Social and Registration | 5 p.m. CT
Awards Dinner | 6 p.m. CT
Delta Hotels by Marriott | Fargo, ND

47th Harvest Bowl Football Game
Nov. 20, 2021 | 2:30 p.m.
NDSU Bison vs. University of South Dakota Coyotes
Fargodome | Fargo, ND

Agriculture is North Dakota’s top industry, and North Dakota State University is proud of its connections to agriculture as a land-grant research university. Throughout its history, NDSU has made major contributions in agriculture across the Upper Midwest, nation, and world. Many NDSU student-athletes come from farming and ranching families and are also pursuing agricultural degrees. Since 1973, NDSU has celebrated the relationship between agriculture, education, and Bison Athletics excellence with the Harvest Bowl banquet and football game.

Harvest Bowl recognizes the efforts of leading agriculturalists in all of North Dakota’s 53 counties and 10 western Minnesota counties. NDSU alumni and friends come together with these outstanding agriculturalists to honor regional achievements of farmers and ranchers, in agribusiness, and of Bison Athletics. More than 2,900 agriculturalists have been recognized and more than $425,000 has been awarded in scholarships to NDSU student-athletes who are majoring in agriculture or have agricultural backgrounds.

Harvest Bowl is a proud annual NDSU tradition. Join us celebrating NDSU students, alumni, and friends as they help advance agriculture in the state, region, and beyond.

Each year, Harvest Bowl recognizes the work of leading agriculturalists and agribusinesses and highlights the impact the industry has on the region. It also rewards the efforts of NDSU student-athletes with agricultural backgrounds and/or those earning agricultural degrees who are helping advance the industry. The Agribusiness Award, County Agriculturalist Honorees, and Harvest Bowl Student Scholarships are awarded in celebration of these hardworking and innovative individuals.

Agribusiness Award

The Harvest Bowl Agribusiness Award is an annual award that recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves in the field of agriculture and business in the state of North Dakota and beyond.


2021 Harvest Bowl Agribusiness Award Recipient
Eddie Bernhardson

County Agriculturalist Honorees

North Dakota is one of the leading producers of food for the nation and the world thanks to people and businesses in every county of the state. Harvest Bowl recognizes dedicated agriculturalists in all of North Dakota’s 53 counties and 10 counties in western Minnesota annually with the naming of County Agriculturalist Honorees.

Harvest Bowl Scholarships

NDSU student-athletes bring the same work ethic, dedication, and skills to practices, games, the classroom, and in their daily lives. Harvest Bowl scholarships help these student-athletes earn an NDSU degree regardless of their financial situation and puts them on a path to succeed in the classroom, in competitions, and beyond.

If you would like to support NDSU student-athletes through the Harvest Bowl Scholarship Fund, see the Harvest Bowl Giving Opportunities section below.

Harvest Bowl Giving Opportunities

You can help support NDSU student-athletes with farming and ranching backgrounds or agricultural degrees by making a gift to the Harvest Bowl Scholarship Fund. Your gift will ensure Harvest Bowl scholarships are available for dedicated NDSU student-athletes well into the future. Not only will your gift help talented student-athletes afford an NDSU education, it also tells them you appreciate their hard work in competitions and the classroom.

Harvest Bowl Sponsors

Thank you to the Harvest Bowl sponsors!  Your generosity makes Harvest Bowl possible!

If you or your business would like to sponsor the 2021 Harvest Bowl, please complete the sponsorship form [link to form] and return your signed agreement to Melissa Harms via email or mail it to the NDSU Foundation, PO Box 5144, Fargo, ND, 58105 by July 1.

Premier Level | $2,500
Bison Level | $1,200
Gold Level | $800
Green Level | $400

Questions? Please contact Melissa Harms via email or call 701.231.6844.

Harvest Bowl Committee

Thank you to the generous and creative individuals on the Harvest Bowl Committee! Your participation helps deliver this proud annual tradition in a way that is meaningful to NDSU student-athletes and agriculturalists in the state and region.

Meet the 2021 Harvest Bowl Committee members:

Kyle Aasand
Don Anderson
Kelli Anderson
Joshua Andres
Eddie Bernhardson
Ken Bertsch
Keith Bjerke
Kirk Carow
Neal Fisher
Patty Flaagan
Roger Gjellstad
Terry Goerger
Melissa Harms
Duane Hauck
Nicole Holden

Chris Johnson
Katie Johnson
John Kringler
Derrick Lang
Greg Lardy
Matt Larsen
Doris Lauf
Roald Lund
Darnell Lundstrom
Duane Maatz
Sam Markell
Jack Maughan
Karen Midgarden
Brent Montgomery

Brent Qualey
Steve Rehovsky
Monte Routledge
Dale Rust
Patti Sebesta
Terry Skjerseth
Gale Skjoiten
Alan Slater
Bryan Strom
Doug Tehven
Ralph Thompson
Susie Thompson
Tim Tigges
Bob Yaggie

Questions? Contact Melissa Harms at 701.231.6844 or via email.