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The ECH exists to assist small to mid-size farmers and gardeners produce organic and specialty vegetables for sale. Some of our clients sell their vegetables direct to customers through farmers markets, grocery stores and restaurants while others grow vegetables on a larger scale and sell to wholesalers or on commodity markets.

We provide:

  • Technical assistance in marketing, business strategies and production for all types of vegetables.
  • Help for producers to find the right market for their product.
  • Information that can help producers price their product.
  • Advice on business strategies for growing effectiveness.

For information on the Farm Business Management Program, click here.

For information on the Sustainable Vegetable Production Program, click here.

    

The ECH is guided by an advisory board consisting of economic, banking, agri-business, vegetable production and community building experts.  This group of individuals assists the ECH in providing for small businesses.

The ECH is also well on its way to becoming a demonstration site for production and growing techniques.  The college runs a “community supported agriculture” (CSA) program. We have 7 new high tunnels on campus and will be building a brand new wash/pack facility and passive solar greenhouse this summer. For pictures and more information, visit our blogs at http://4seasonscsa.tumblr.com and http://ndveggies.tumblr.com.

    

The ECH has one plot of certified organic production area and intends to model organic production methods inside and outside of the growing structures.  In this way, producers can see firsthand the methods that can be used to extend the season and produce a safe product for market.

To get an idea of what we’re up to, please check out the sections and links below for news and events as well as information on our partners.  Our contact information is at the bottom of the page; give us a call if we can be of assistance in helping you with your own vegetable production business.

Our Partners

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Peggy Walter
Cutbank Creek Produce, Upham, ND
Tracie Thompson
Antler, ND

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Contact Information

Holly Rose Mawby
Director, Entrepreneurial Center for Horticulture
Dakota College at Bottineau
#22 Molberg Center
105 Simrall Blvd.
Bottineau ND 58318
Phone: 701-228-5649
Cell Phone: 701-228-4032


 
Crystal Grenier
Administrative Assistant, Entrepreneurial Center for Horticulture
Dakota College at Bottineau
#22 Molberg Center
105 Simrall Blvd.
Bottineau ND 58318
Phone: 701-228-5649


 

Heather Vestre
Farm/Construction Manager, Entrepreneurial Center for Horticulture
Dakota College at Bottineau
#27 Molberg Center
105 Simrall Blvd.
Bottineau ND 58318
Cell Phone: 701-228-5605


 
Keith Knudson
Instructor, Sustainable Vegetable Production
Dakota College at Bottineau
519 Main Street, Suite 5
Bottineau ND 58318
Phone: 701-228-2160
Fax: 701-228-5130


 
 
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