Membership FAQs

  • What is Pride of Dakota?
A program of the North Dakota Department of Agriculture, Pride of Dakota supports North Dakota businesses and entrepreneurs through promotion, market access and educational opportunities.
  • Who qualifies to be a Pride of Dakota member?
Individuals and businesses that create, produce, manufacture or process products in the state of North Dakota qualify as Pride of Dakota members. Service companies that are started and headquartered in North Dakota also qualify for membership. All Pride of Dakota members must abide by the POD Membership Policies.
  • What are some of the benefits to being a Pride of Dakota member?
Pride of Dakota provides marketing opportunities such as the annual showcase events, podcast opportunities and promotion through social media channels. We also offer assistance for trade shows, grant opportunities, company listings on our website, educational opportunities, networking and much more. Pride of Dakota members also have access to the Pride of Dakota logo for packaging and advertising purposes, and can buy point-of-purchase materials for retail settings.
  • How much is membership?
Membership fees are based on the number of a company's permanent employees. Annual fees are as follows:
Under 10 employees:  $50
10 - 25 employees:  $100
26 - 50 employees:  $150
51 - 100 employees: $200
More than 100 employees:  $250

Non-profit organizations:  $50
Trade Associations, Commodity Councils, Educational Institutions:  $250

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  • Are members required to use the Pride of Dakota logo on their products?
No. Membership fees entitle a company to use the Pride of Dakota logo and purchase Pride of Dakota stickers at cost.
  • Is money available for companies through Pride of Dakota?
A grant program is available to help companies offset the cost of attending out-of-state trade shows. Pride of Dakota also sponsors booths at trade shows throughout the country and at some international shows.
  • How can a company become a Pride of Dakota member?
An online application form is available on the Become a Member page under the Members section. Completed applications are promptly reviewed and notification of approval or disapproval status sent in a timely manner.