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NDSU Building Rededicated for Sen. Quentin Burdick

FARGO (KFGO-AM) -- An NDSU building has been re-dedicated in honor of a longtime North Dakota lawmaker and friend to farmers.   

The Industrial Agriculture and Communications Center is now known as the Quentin Burdick Building.  

Burdick served as US Senator from 1960 until his death in 1992.

"It was a proverbial no-brainer for me - I couldn't imagine a more fitting naming in honoring of him." NDSU President Dean Bresciani said.   

Burdick's son Birch says this building and his father are a perfect fit.  "He would have been very proud of not only NDSU as he always was, but about the initial focus of this building which was in large part on agriculture." he said.  

Agriculture was a large part of Burdick's tenure - fighting for better farm policies, and even using his first speech from the floor of the US House to call for the resignation of the Secretary of Agriculture.

"He was someone who realized then that agriculture was the backbone of North Dakota," Birch Burdick said. 

The Quentin Burdick Building houses NDSU's main computer center as well as several departments and offices.