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NDSU Extension station director to retire

MINOT, N.D. -- After more than 37 years of service at North Dakota State University, Jay Fisher has announced his intent to retire Dec. 31, as director of the North Central Research Extension Center in Minot, N.D.

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MINOT, N.D. - After more than 37 years of service at North Dakota State University, Jay  Fisher has announced his intent to retire Dec. 31, as director of the North Central Research Extension Center in Minot, N.D.

Ken Grafton, NDSU vice president for agricultural affairs, announced the development in an NDSU staff memorandum Nov. 9.

Fisher started with NDSU as an agronomist in 1978, then Extension district director in 1990, before moving to his current position as director in 1994.

"During his tenure as director, the NCREC has experienced an increase in programmatic growth and great improvement in physical infrastructure, all with the intention of improving the ag sector in that region of the state," Grafton says.

"Jay is a great asset to the Extension Service, to the Ag Experiment Station, to NDSU, and to the state,” he says. “He will be missed."

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Grafton says, given the short notice, NDSU will probably search for an interim director, then carry out a national search for a permanent director.

"I will be visiting with the REC staff in the near future to get their input on the position and to form a search committee," he says.

Fisher is a native of Tappen, N.D., and received bachelor's and master's degrees in agronomy from NDSU. He is a member of the Weed Science Society of America, a board member of the Minot Area Development Corp., and a member of the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee.

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Jay Fisher, retiring director of the North Central Research Center in Minot, N.D. Photo by Mikkel Pates, Agweek

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