Funeral services for Bob Knudson, 87, will be held Thursday in Fargo. Knudson’s list of accomplishments is nearly endless. After time in the military, Knudson joined NDSU Extension. His first job in the private sector was with the North Dakota Seed Potato Company. During that time, Knudson served as president of the Red River Valley Potato Growers Association and vice president of the National Potato Board. After ten years, Knudson joined Nickerson Seed Company, was CEO of Nickerson’s West Coast Beet Seed and was AgriPro’s director of cereal seed. After retirement in 2000, Knudson spent ten years as a senior consultant to Syngenta’s North American wheat seed business. AgriPro named a new wheat variety KNUDSON at that time. Knudson was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Agricultural Marketing Association and was inducted into the AGR Hall of Fame.
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