Harvest Bowl

2020 Harvest Bowl — Postponed to 2021

Harvest Bowl 2021 is scheduled for Nov. 19 and 20, 2021.

During this challenging year, the Harvest Bowl Committee has continued to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic to make decisions based on local and national guidelines while keeping the health and safety of all student-athletes, county honorees, sponsors and attendees in mind. As a result, the 47th annual Harvest Bowl on Nov. 13 and 14, 2020, will be postponed to 2021. We look forward to recognizing our County Honorees and our Agribusiness Recipient in 2021. All 2020 scholarships will be awarded to student-athletes for the 2020-2021 academic year.

The 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. Click below to see the full list of all the past Agribusiness Award recipients.

The Harvest Bowl program annually recognizes success, dedication, and hard work of outstanding agriculturists in 53 counties in North Dakota and 10 counties in western Minnesota.

More than 2,700 agriculturists have been recognized and more than $285,000 in scholarship dollars have been awarded to NDSU student athletes with agricultural backgrounds.

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you have committed to a 2020 Harvest Bowl Sponsorship, please reach out to Melissa Harms or 701.231.6844.

History of Harvest Bowl

Through its proud history, a major contribution of North Dakota State University is its leading work involving agriculture across the Upper Midwest, nation and world. Those historic ties to agriculture led to the creation of a distinctive event at NDSU – the Harvest Bowl Ag Recognition program.

Harvest Bowl started in 1973 through the efforts of NDSU potato geneticist Bob Johansen and NDSU athletic director Ade Sponberg.

The event recognizes the efforts of leading agriculturists and the impact the industry has on the area. Harvest Bowl promotes agriculture as it honors individuals and commodity groups. A special agribusiness award goes to a person with a distinguished career in agriculture and business. Harvest Bowl recognizes outstanding student-athletes, and also encourages alumni and friends to support scholarships toward the education of young men and women in all areas of academic life. Since its humble beginning more than four decades ago, Harvest Bowl has become a prominent annual NDSU tradition.

For more information, please contact the NDSU Foundation at 701-231-6800 or email Melissa Harms.