48th Annual Harvest Bowl
Nov. 18 – 19, 2022
48th Harvest Bowl Banquet
Nov. 18, 2022
Social and Registration | 5 p.m. CT
Awards Dinner | 6 p.m. CT
Delta Hotels by Marriott | Fargo, ND
Harvest Bowl Football Game
Nov. 19, 2022 | Kickoff TBA
NDSU Bison vs. UND Fighting Hawks
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.
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
2022 Harvest Bowl Agribusiness Award Recipient
Dr. Kenneth Grafton
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
Harvest Bowl sponsorship information coming soon
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: