Keith Knudson

Keith Knudson

Specialty Crops Instructor
Bottineau Faculty
HLC Highly Qualified
Molberg 26

About Keith

Keith grew up on a diversified farm near Bottineau, North Dakota.  He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Extension and Agricultural Education with emphasis on plant science and horticulture from North Dakota State University.   After attending NDSU he taught Vocational Agriculture and farmed.  His farming experience includes crops, forage, livestock and aquaponics production.  

In 2014 Keith developed an Aquaponics Program at Dakota College in Bottineau, North Dakota. The program provides diverse hands-on learning experiences. Lecture classes are available on campus as well as online.


  • Bachelor of Science – Agriculture Extension NDSU 1975
  • Bachelor of Science – Agricultural Education NDSU 1982


Classes Taught On Campus & Online
  • AGRI 242: Farm Business Management
  • HORT 122: Production Aquaponics (online)
  • HORT 121: Introduction to Aquaponics (online)
  • HORT 246: Compost Production and Use
  • HORT 125: Aquaponics Practicum I
  • HORT 126: Aquaponics Practicum II
  • HORT 262: Specialty Crop Marketing (online)
  • HORT 127: Aquaponics Practicum III
  • HORT 152: Pest Identification (online)
  • HORT 153: Pest Management (online)
  • HORT 243: Good Agricultural Practices
  • HORT 181: Specialty Food Crops
  • HORT 182: Specialty Crop Farming (online)
  • HORT 285: Specialty Crop Practicum I
  • HORT 286: Specialty Crop Practicum II
  • HORT 287: Specialty Crop Practicum III
  • HORT 261: Business of Specialty Crop Farming (online)
  • HORT 241: Organic Certification and Farm Plans
  • PLSC 251 Intro Industrial Hemp Farming
  • PLSC 261 Hemp Production Practicum (spring)
  • PLSC 262 Hemp Production Practicum (Summer)
  • PLSC 263 Hemp Production Practicum III (fall)
  • PLSC 252 Industrial Hemp Production
  • PLSC 253 Hemp Regulations
Curriculum Vitae