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Harvest Bowl

49th Annual Harvest Bowl

Nov. 10-11, 2023

49th Harvest Bowl Awards Dinner
Nov. 10, 2023
Social and Registration | 5 p.m. CT
Awards Dinner | 6 p.m. CT
Delta Hotels by Marriott | Fargo, ND

Harvest Bowl Football Game
Nov. 11, 2023 | 2:30 p.m. CT
NDSU Bison vs. Southern Illinois
Fargodome | Fargo, ND

Online registration for the Harvest Bowl Awards Dinner has now closed.

Questions? Email or call 701.231.6800.

Register by Nov. 1, 2023.

Questions? Email or call 701.231.6800.

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 3,000 agriculturalists have been recognized and more than $1,535,000 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 in celebrating NDSU students, alumni, and friends who 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 annual Harvest Bowl Agribusiness Award recognizes an individual who has distinguished themself in the field of agriculture in the state of North Dakota and beyond. This high honor is a significant highlight of Harvest Bowl and is presented to an outstanding member of the agriculture community. Past recipients include Ken Grafton (2022), Eddie Bernhardson (2021), Bill Bowman (2019), and Sharon Anderson (2018). Nominate an Agribusiness Award recipient today.

Nominations are held for three years.
View past Agribusiness Award recipients

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.

2023 Harvest Bowl Agribusiness Award Recipient
Dan Wogsland

2022 Harvest Bowl Agribusiness Award Recipient
Dr. Ken 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 who have farming and ranching backgrounds or are pursuing 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

Premier Presenting Sponsors for Bison Bingo

Harvest Sponsors

American Crystal Sugar Company
American Crystal Sugar Company

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 2023 Harvest Bowl Committee members:

Hannah Aanerud
Kyle Aasand
Don Anderson
Kelli Anderson
Joshua Andres
Eddie Bernhardson
Ken Bertsch
Matthew Breker
Kirk Carow
Bob Christman
Neal Fisher
Patty Flaagan
Roger Gjellstad

Terry Goerger
Duane Hauck
Chris Johnson
Katie Johnson
John Kringler
Derrick Lang
Greg Lardy
Matt Larsen
Duane Maatz
Jack Maughan
Karen Midgarden
Brent Montgomery
Steve Rehovsky
Monte Routledge

Dale Rust
Autumn Schaeffer
Terry Skjerseth
Gale Skjoiten
Alan Slater
Christy Stenseth-Hedstrom
Bryan Strom
Doug Tehven
Ralph Thompson
Susie Thompson
Tim Tigges
Bob Yaggie
Scott Zolondek

Questions? Contact Hannah Aanerud at 701.231.6844 or via email.