Student Weed Contest in Fargo 2021

The 2021 North Central Weed Science Society Student Contest is scheduled to be held on Thursday, July 29th 2021, at North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota. Wednesday, July 28th will be a travel day, and volunteers will meet at the site during the day to review contest plots and finalize preparations. An orientation dinner will be held on NDSU’s campus in the evening for all participants as well.

We are asking teams to adhere to a deadline of June 4th, 2021 to report your intent to participate. Please send an e-mail to Joe Ikley with your intent to participate, including number of participants. We will need a fairly accurate headcount by that date to secure the appropriate PPE, sanitation stations, etc. for the event itself.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn in Fargo ( Please reserve your rooms by June 27, 2021, by calling 1-877-282-2700 and identifying with “North Central Weed Science Society Student Contest”. We also ask that teams and individuals register by June 27 using the attached Registration form. Teams will also need to fill out and sign a Participation/Waiver form that is required for all events held at NDSU.

Volunteers are also asked to sign up by June 27th using the  Registration and Waiver forms.

Please see the attached rules to begin preparations for the contest (

We look forward to seeing everyone in Fargo in late July!

Important Deadlines:

June 4 – Intent to participate

June 27 – Registration and hotel reservations due

View past NCWSS Student Weed Contest Photo Gallery on our Photos Page

Video of 2017 Student Weed Contest

Answer Keys for the 2017 Contest

Special thanks to everyone at the Iowa State University FEEL center and to John Hinz for a great contest!