With appropriate education and resources, sustainable specialty crop production can expand career opportunities for agriculture graduates and significantly benefit rural economies. However, few universities and colleges of agriculture include small-scale specialty crop production in their curriculum. Many agricultural graduates enter the workforce lacking knowledge and experience in sustainable specialty crop production. Through collaboration with Dakota College at Bottineau's Entrepreneurial Center for Horticulture, Dickinson State University's (DSU) Department of Agriculture and Technical Studies incorporates specialty crop production into its curricula, previously solely focused on commodity crop production. The project audience, (agricultural students and faculty at DSU and DCB) benefit from the following specialty crop production focused products: an articulation agreement between the schools, curriculum revisions in eight courses, three new online courses, faculty professional development opportunities, experiential learning opportunities and new recruitment activities. Additionally specialty crop growers benefit from outreach through marketing, management and production guidance and this online repository of specialty crop production data and local business leaders will benefit from outreach presentations.