Dakota Growers Pasta Co.
Company typeSubsidiary
Founded1990; 34 years ago (1990) [1]
FateAcquired by Viterra in 2010, becoming a brand
Key people
Edward Irion (President)
OwnerPost Holdings (2014–pres.)

Dakota Growers Pasta Company is an American brand of pasta and food processing, currently owned by 8th Avenue, a company of Post Holdings. The former Dakota Growers agricultural processing company was located in Carrington, North Dakota, having started in 1990 as a wheat-growers cooperative. In 2002, Dakota Growers became a public company.

Announced as a joint press release on March 10, 2010, 'Dakota Growers Pasta Company' was sold to the Canadian-based agribusiness Viterra, Inc.[2] Following Viterra's acquisition by Glencore Xstrata, Dakota Growers was sold to Post Holdings on January 1, 2014.[3]


Vice President David Tressler and the plant were featured on the Food Network show Unwrapped. The episode focused on the manufacture of Dakota Growers Pasta's Dreamfields low-carb pasta line.



  1. ^ Who We Are - Dakota Growers
  2. ^ Viterra to Acquire Dakota Growers Pasta Company on PR News, 10 Mar 2010
  3. ^ "Post Holdings Completes Acquisition of Dakota Growers Pasta Company". Post Holdings, Inc. January 2, 2014. Archived from the original on March 6, 2016. Retrieved February 12, 2014.
Post Holdings, Inc.