Northwest Research and Outreach Center | Crookston, MN

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Summer Employment Opportunities Available

NWROC is looking for persons 16 years and older to work alongside top class scientists and with their agricultural projects. Utilize the latest field & lab equipment. Acquire experience in scientific field-plot research & lab based research in areas of:

  1. Nutrient management
  2. Plant diseases
  3. Agronomy

Work with pride during the months of June, July, and August with little to no weekends, 8am-4:30pm. This type of work looks great on a resume for college or applying for another job! Download the application form (PDF).

Rye research project is changing the conversation about whiskey

NWROC Small Grains Specialist Jochum Wiersma partnered with Far North Spirits to conduct research looking into how rye varieties impact whiskey flavor. After five years of research that involved planting, harvesting, fermenting, and distilling 15 varieties of rye, which were then blind taste-tested, results show that rye variety determines the flavor of whiskey. Read more about the impact of this research in Food & Wine.