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Event:
Signing with Jolene

This class offers an opportunity to learn basic sign language to use with young children. Signing can be an effective, fun way to decrease frustration between you and your child.

(This class meets monthly)

Date:October 16, 2013 - May 21, 2014
City:Minot, ND
Contact:
Holly Arnold

Phone: 701-857-6450
Fax: 701-857-6454
E-mail: holly.arnold@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/WardCountyExtension
Event:
Advanced Signing with Jolene

Participants need to have completed a Signing with Jolene series or have other signing experience.

Date:March 11 - May 13, 2014
City:Minot, ND
Contact:
Holly Arnold

Phone: 701-857-6450
Fax: 701-857-6454
E-mail: holly.arnold@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/wardcountyextension
Event:
Common Sense Parenting

A skill-based parenting program that teaches parents practical and effective ways to increase your child’s positive behaviors, decrease negative behaviors, and to teach children appropriate alternative behaviors.

Date:March 31 - May 12, 2014
City:Minot, ND
Contact:
Holly Arnold

Phone: 701-857-6450
Fax: 701-857-6454
E-mail: holly.arnold@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/wardcountyextension
Event:
2014 Support Staff Conference

Professional deveopment conference at the Fargo Holiday Inn

Date:April 23 - 25, 2014
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Linda McCaw

Phone: (701)231-7881
Fax: (701)231-7044
E-mail: linda.mccaw@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/conferences/
Event:
Nip It In The Bud! Tree Care Workshop

The second annual Spring Tree Care Workshop will be held Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. beginning at the Rugby Armory classroom (south side entrance) and conclude at the SCD Arboretum with hands-on tree pruning.

Topics Include:
Tree Disease Identification
Tree Planting & Care
Tree Pruning

Date:April 24, 2014
City:Rugby, ND
Contact:
Yolanda Schmidt

Phone: 701-776-6234 ext 5
E-mail: yolanda.schmidt@ndsu.edu
Event:
4-H Camp Improvement Days

Please hold April 24 and 25 on your calendars to attend the 4-H Camp Improvement Days at the ND 4-H Camp in Washburn, ND. Time will be spent on projects for the 2014 camping season.

A task list with projects and project leaders is being developed. If you are willing to volunteer or have a project you would like to add to the list of camp improvements, please let Katie Tyler know (Katherine.tyler@ndsu.edu or 701-857-7682).

We look forward to seeing you at North Dakota 4-H Camp for Camp Improvement Days!

Date:April 24 - 25, 2014
City:Washburn, ND
Contact:
Katie Tyler

Phone: 701-857-7682
E-mail: Katherine.tyler@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/camp/
Event:
Square Foot Gardening & Container Gardening

At the North Central Research Station. Thursday April 24th and Thursday May 1st. Class runs from 6pm to 8:00pm. Registration is requested.

Date:April 24 - May 1, 2014
City:Minot, ND
Contact:
Paige Brummund

Phone: 701-857-6444
Web site: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/WardCountyExtension
Event:
Purple Up! For Military Kids

North Dakota military youth are resilient and take pride in their service to our Country. They deserve our appreciation and support. Established in 1986 by former Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger, the month of April has been designated and Month of the Military Child (MOMC) and provides an opportunity for all Americans to recognize and honor the service of our youngest heroes, military children. In North Dakota there are approximately 8500 military children and April MOMC is a chance to acknowledge the significant role military youth play in our communities.

In celebration of MOMC, NDSU Extension Service’s 4-H Youth Development program invites you to join us for the 4th annual “Purple Up! For Military Kids” Friday, April 25, 2014. We are encouraging everyone across North Dakota to wear purple as a visible way to show support and thank children from military families for their strength and sacrifices. Purple symbolizes all branches of the military because it is the combination of Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air force blue, Marine red, and Navy blue. We hope everyone will take this opportunity to appreciate and celebrate these young heroes. Purple Up!

Date:April 25, 2014
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Diane Hahn

Phone: 701-231-9601
Fax: 701-231-7251
E-mail: diane.f.hahn@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/programs_events/omk/
Event:
Ramsey County 4-H Shotgun Training

This training is provided for adults who want to volunteer to help youth learn about safe shooting. Enrollment is limit to 12 so be sure to register early! Deadline for registration is April 22.

For more information please visit the Center for 4-H website at: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/programs_events/state_4_h_contests/shooting_sports/#c54865

Date:April 26, 2014
City:Devils Lake, ND
Contact:
Karla Meikle

Phone: 701-667-3340
E-mail: karla.meikle@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/programs_events/state_4_h_contests/shooting_sports/#c54865
Event:
Burke County 4-H Shotgun Training

This training is provided for adults who want to volunteer to help youth learn about safe shooting. Enrollment is limit to 12 so be sure to register early! Deadline for registration is April 22.

For more information please visit the Center for 4-H website at: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/programs_events/state_4_h_contests/shooting_sports/#c54865

Date:April 27, 2014
City:Lignite, ND
Contact:
Karla Meikle

Phone: 701-667-3340
E-mail: karla.meikle@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/programs_events/state_4_h_contests/shooting_sports/#c54865
Event:
4-H Aerospace Event

A two-day camp to teach youth age 12 to 15 about aerospace. Discover your future in the world of aerospace careers!
•Learn about the basics of aircraft structure, navigation and aerodynamics
•Tour the altitude chamber
•Learn about air traffic control
•Take the controls in a digital aircraft simulator
•Tour UND Aerospace

Youth must be accompanied by a chaperone. Chaperones must register and pay the same fee as youth participants. Counties may combine to share chaperones. It is suggested that one adult accompany every four to five youth. If the number of adults exceeds this ratio, they may be contacted to allow more space for youth to participate.

Date:April 27 - 28, 2014
City:Grand Forks, ND
Contact:
Linda Hauge

Phone: 701-231-7964
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: linda.hauge@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
North Central Leadership Conference
Date:April 28 - 30, 2014
City:Omaha, NE
Contact:
Mike Hanson

Phone: 328.9715
E-mail: michael.e.hanson@ndsu.edu
Event:
Basic 4-H Training

This training is required for Extension Agents in their first year of employment who work with the 4-H Youth Development program. The training will cover the 4-H Youth Development program core and its application in North Dakota. The training will be held at the Jamestown Farmers Union.

Date:April 30 - May 1, 2014
City:Jamestown, ND
Contact:
Sharon Query

Phone: 701-231-5923
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: sharon.query@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
ND 4-H Century Families Applications Due

Any families whose years as a 4-H member, leader, and/or volunteer add up to 100 or more are eligible. If your family or a family you know qualify, please visit the website for an application form or contact your local extension office. Applications are accepted any time but must be received by May 1 to participate in our recognition events.

Date:May 1, 2014
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Alice Amundson

Phone: 701-231-7280
Fax: 701.231.8568
E-mail: alice.amundson@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/4_h_foundation/
Event:
4-H Hall of Fame Applications Due

This award is given to outstanding leaders and volunteers that have been involved in 4-H for 15 years or more at the local, county, or state level. Application forms are available online and must be postmarked or received by May 1.

Date:May 1, 2014
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Alice Amundson

Phone: 701-231-7280
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: alice.amundson@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/4_h_foundation/
Event:
State Archery Match

More information to come!

Date:May 2 - 4, 2014
City:Washburn, ND
Contact:
Haylie Ironroad

Phone: 701-231-7251
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: haylie.ironroad@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
Phase Two Orientation: Building Strong and Effective Programs

This workshop is designed for extension agents who have joined the NDSU Extension Service in the last five years. Becoming an effective Extension agent requires one to provide relevant programs that meet the needs of your clients. This workshop will offer insight regarding character traits of a successful Extension agent, methods to gather citizen input, outline the program planning team process, share effective evaluations, and describe tips for writing relevant Impact Reports. In addition, you will learn skills to strengthen teamwork, manage conflict, and improve communications in the county office.

Date:May 6 - 8, 2014
City:Fargo, ND, ND
Contact:
Jodi Bruns

E-mail: jodi.bruns@ndsu.edu
Web site: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1rSpr878Hu42lb14T2Dru3LktV6Nhda9Dms-HSpQn8vA/viewform
Event:
New Staff Orientation

Orientation for New Extension Staff

Date:May 13 - 15, 2014
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Kris Holt

Phone: 701-231-9688
Fax: 701-231-8378
E-mail: kris.holt@ndsu.edu
Web site: https://docs.google.com/a/ndsu.edu/forms/d/1_97DpOlbSOTrp_UTO7BHPD4MyQEewXYbmUoziv4eR74/viewform
Event:
Teen Technology Use: Putting Data into Practice Webinar

Sharon Query & Rachelle Vettern, North Dakota State University Extension What motivates young people to choose to participate in risky behavior? Gain knowledge and understanding about the issues young people face, explore a new curriculum for youth and caregivers, and see new data regarding research about teen cell phone and internet use with particular emphasis on their experiences with sending or receiving sexually explicit messages or photos.

Registration Information

This webinar series is free to participants. Groups wishing to view the webinar together at one location are encouraged – Register once per site. Registration is required.
Register at: http://www.thedatabank.com/dpg/449/mtglist.asp?formid=brownbag

Date:May 14, 2014
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Sharon Query

Phone: 701-231-5923
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: sharon.query@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
EQ training

Emotional Intelligence training for county or state staff. The class will be limited in size so register early.

Date:May 15, 2014
City:TBD, ND
Contact:
Ron Wiederholt

Phone: 701.231.7171
E-mail: ron.wiederholt@ndsu.edu
Event:
4-H Ambassador Applications Due

Ambassadors are a group of young adults ages 16 to 22 who work to help North Dakota 4-H. The Ambassadors do many things. Here is a sample of the duties of the Ambassadors:

1.Enhance and promote the North Dakota 4-H Youth program with state and county Extension staff and 4-H volunteers.
2.Act as an advisor for 4-H youth ideas and concerns.
3.Create awareness of opportunities for older youth in 4-H.
4.Assist in the planning and organizing of the North Dakota State Extension Youth Conference, and other state functions.
5.Provide 4-H Ambassadors as resource people throughout the state by county or individual request.

There are many different activities within the Ambassador program including:
• working at the North Dakota State Fair;
• organizing and presenting the ND State Extension Youth Conference;
•volunteering, attending, and planning retreats;
•travel and much more.

Date:May 15, 2014
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Katie Tyler

Phone: 701-857-7682
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: katherine.tyler@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/programs_events/4_h_ambassadors/
Event:
4-H Camp Counselor Training

More information to come.

Date:May 17 - 23, 2014
City:Washburn, ND
Contact:
Katie Tyler

Phone: 701-857-7682
E-mail: Katherine.Tyler@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/camp/
Event:
Introductory Basic Core Training

The training is designed for commercial or public applicators/dealers who are new to pesticide certification in ND. It will cover basic pesticide safety and handling practices, as well as relevant laws and regulations as they pertain to the distribution and use of pesticides. This training is not class specific. It will emphasize practices and procedures that should be useful to all applicators/dealers, whether they are seeking certification in the Agricultural Pest Control class, Wood Preservation class or any of the 10 other use classes found in ND. The training also will describe the certification process and how to prepare and take exams to obtain a pesticide certificate. Statewide via internet videocast.
Registration 8:00 a.m. Training: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Date:May 19, 2014
City:Statewide, ND
Contact:
Andrew Thostenson

Phone: 701-231-8050
Fax: 701-231-5907
E-mail: NDSU.pesticide@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsupesticide.org/
Event:
Parents Forever

Transition program for parents as they continue to parent together through a divorce or separation, and for never-married parents when they decide to parent apart.
Parents Forever is a research-based educational program to help parents through the process of making informed, child-supportive decisions during transition, resulting in healthy children and positive parent-child relationships.

Date:May 22, 2014
City:Grand Forks, ND
Contact:
Molly Soeby

Phone: 701-780-8229
Fax: 701-780-8309
E-mail: molly.soeby@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/grandforkscountyextension
Event:
ND 4-H Wish I Had a Horse Camp

Wish I Had a Horse Camp is for ages 8-10 and you do not need to be enrolled in 4-H to attend!

This is a beginner camp for youth interested in horses. Hard-soled boots with less than a 1/8 inch tread are required for all horse camps.
• This camp has a 15 camper limit. Bring your parent or adult to help. One chaperone per three campers is required. Five horses are provided.
• Activities include learning to saddle, bridle, ride, lead and drive a horse.
• Other activities include grooming demonstrations, contests, and a halter show.

Fee: $200 Early Bird $225 Regular

Date:May 27 - 31, 2014
City:Washburn, ND
Contact:
Haylie Ironroad

Phone: 701-231-7974
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: haylie.ironroad@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
ND 4-H Livestock Camp

Livestock Camp is for ages 8 and up and you do not need to be enrolled in 4-H to attend!

• Learn to groom, clip, and show a variety of livestock and make a rope halter to take home.
• Test your knowledge of livestock with quiz bowl activities.
• There will be a limited number of swine allowed at camp. There will be limited pen spaced. First come first served. No rabbits or poultry are allowed.

Fee: $200 Early Bird $225 Regular

Date:May 27 - 31, 2014
City:Washburn, ND
Contact:
Haylie Ironroad

Phone: 701-231-7974
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: haylie.ironroad@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
Workers Protection Standards

Training 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Please email to reserve a spot for training.
Location : NDSU Loftsgard Hall Room 380 Fargo

Date:May 28, 2014
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Andrew Thostenson

Phone: 701-231-8050
Fax: 701-231-5907
E-mail: NDSU.pesticide@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsupesticide.org/
Event:
Commercial Public Health Training

Classes: Public Health, Ground Core, Aerial/Ground Core
Location: Burleigh Co Ext Service 3715 E Bismarck Expressway Bismarck
Registration: 9:00 a.m. Training: 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Preregistration is required.
Exams will not be administered at the training. If testing is required, an appointment is to be made with the local NDSU County Extension Service.

Date:May 29, 2014
City:Bismarck, ND
Contact:
Andrew Thostenson

Phone: 701-231-8050
Fax: 701-231-5907
E-mail: NDSU.pesticide@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsupesticide.org/
Event:
Commercial Public Health Training

Classes: Public Health, Ground Core, Aerial/Ground Core
Location: Williams Co Courthouse 302 E Broadway Williston
Registration: 9:00 a.m. Training: 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Preregistration is required.
Exams will not be administered at the training. If testing is required, an appointment is to be made with the local NDSU County Extension Service.

Date:May 29, 2014
City:Williston, ND
Contact:
Andrew Thostenson

Phone: 701-231-8050
Fax: 701-231-5907
E-mail: NDSU.pesticide@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsupesticide.org/
Event:
Commercial Public Health Training

Classes: Public Health, Ground Core, Aerial/Ground Core
Location: NDSU IACC Hall Room 422 Fargo
Registration: 9:00 a.m. Training: 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Preregistration is required.
Exams will not be administered at the training. If testing is required, an appointment is to be made with the local NDSU County Extension Service.

Date:May 29, 2014
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Andrew Thostenson

Phone: 701-231-8050
Fax: 701-231-5907
E-mail: NDSU.pesticide@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsupesticide.org/
Event:
Commercial Public Health Training

Classes: Public Health, Ground Core, Aerial/Ground Core
Location: Grand Forks Co Ext Service 151 S 4th St, S302 Grand Forks
Registration: 9:00 a.m. Training: 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Preregistration is required.
Exams will not be administered at the training. If testing is required, an appointment is to be made with the local NDSU County Extension Service.

Date:May 29, 2014
City:Grand Forks, ND
Contact:
Andrew Thostenson

Phone: 701-231-8050
Fax: 701-231-5907
E-mail: NDSU.pesticide@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsupesticide.org/
Event:
Junior Camp Counselor Training

More information to come!

Date:May 30 - June 1, 2014
City:Washburn, ND
Contact:
Katie Tyler

Phone: 701-857-7682
E-mail: Katherine.Tyler@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/camp/
Event:
ND 4-H Foundation Clover Classic Shoot
Date:May 31, 2014
City:Bismarck, ND
Contact:
Alice Amundson

Phone: 701-231-7280
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: alice.amundson@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/4_h_foundation/
Event:
ND 4-H Adventure Camp I

Adventure Camp I is for ages 8-12 and you do not need to be enrolled in 4-H to attend!

• Engage in 4-H Activities: Experience what it’s like to be a 4-Her! From shooting sports to engineering and healthy living, experience adventure and learn new life skills.
• Create with Arts and Crafts: Explore your creative abilities and express yourself.
• Have fun with Recreation: Large group games will keep you involved with the other campers for lots of fun!
• Explore Nature: Explore the many natural wonders around camp on our new nature trails. Animal tracks, birds, and trees along the Missouri River provide a wonderful outdoor classroom.

Fee: $200 Early Bird $225 Regular

Date:June 1 - 5, 2014
City:Washburn, ND
Contact:
Haylie Ironroad

Phone: 701-231-7974
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: haylie.ironroad@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
ND 4-H Horse Camp I

Horse Camp I is for ages 8 and up and you do not need to be enrolled in 4-H to attend!

This is a camp for beginner to advanced youth and their horse. The purpose of Horse Camp II is to provide youth an opportunity to learn and better their horsemanship skills while enjoying the fellowship of other youth from across the state. You will need to bring a well-mannered, trained horse. An equestrian helmet and hard-soled boots with less than a 1/8 inch tread are required for all horse camps.

• All horses must be well trained and comfortable in a group setting away from home. The camper must be able to provide basic care, saddle, bridle, and ride their horse with minimal assistance.
• Riding level of the campers will be evaluated at the beginning of camp and split into beginner, intermediate and advanced groups.
• Riding instruction will focus on improving the riders overall balance and control. Specific events taught at camp may include: Barrels, Poles, Goat Tying, Ranch Pleasure, Showmanship, Horsemanship, Trail, Reining, English Equitation, and/or Equitation Over Fences.
• Horse knowledge such as safety, nutrition, vet science, and other useful horse care trivia will be incorporated into camp activities.

Fee: $200 Early Bird $225 Regular

Date:June 1 - 5, 2014
City:Washburn, ND
Contact:
Haylie Ironroad

Phone: 701-231-7974
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: haylie.ironroad@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
Citizenship Washington Focus

Spend a week in Washington DC!

This six-day intensive summer citizenship program is for youth ages 15-19 (at the time of the trip).

If you attend CWF, you can expect to get a behind-the-scenes look at our nation’s capital, become involved in activities that stress the importance of civic and social responsibility, and experience hands-on learning in our nation’s capital. The cost for the CWF trip will be $1600 and is paid for by the individual or county sending the delegate.

Date:June 1 - 7, 2014
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Dean Aakre

Phone: 701-231-8595
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: dean.aakre@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/programs_events/national_trip_opportunities/citizenship_washington_focus_cwf/
Event:
Parents Forever

Whether you are married and seeking divorce or never married but now separating, the impact on your child(ren) is significant. Research indicates that traumatic and/or stressful events can affect children as young as one year old. Parents want to do their best to minimize the negative impact and keep their children from getting in the middle of the conflict between the parents.

Parents Forever™ is an education program developed by University of Minnesota Extension based on the research about the effects of divorce on children. Research on program effectiveness was conducted by the NDSU Extension Service. Parents Forever™ has been taught by NDSU Extension Agents for more than 10 years.

Date:June 2, 2014
City:Jamestown, ND
Contact:
Christina Rittenbach

Phone: 701-252-9030
Fax: 701-251-2969
E-mail: christina.rittenbach@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.parentsforevernd.org/
Event:
State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest

Held in conjnuction with state FFA contest during the FFA convention.

Date:June 3, 2014
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Dean Aakre or JW Schroeder

Phone: 231-8595 or 231-7663
E-mail: dean.aakre@ndsu.edu or jw.schroeder@ndsu.edu
Event:
Workers Protection Standards

Training 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Please email to reserve a spot for training.
Location : NDSU IACC Hall Room 422 Fargo

Date:June 3, 2014
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Andrew Thostenson

Phone: 701-231-8050
Fax: 701-231-5907
E-mail: NDSU.pesticide@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsupesticide.org/
Event:
State 4-H Meats Judging Contest

The meats judging contest will be held Friday afternoon after the conclusion of the North Dakota FFA Convention. Dr. Rob Maddock has some resources available for check out.

Date:June 6, 2014
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Rob Maddock or Dean Aakre

Phone: 231-8975 or 231-8595
E-mail: robert.maddock@ndsu.edu or dean.aakre@ndsu.edu
Event:
ND 4-H Family Fun Camp

Family Fun Camp is for ages 6 and up and you do not need to be enrolled in 4-H to attend!

This camp is for the whole family. Bring everyone to share camp activities they will enjoy together.
• Choose to experience camp activities in creative arts, woodworking, outdoor skill activities, and food and nutrition.
• Guided activities include nature walks, special kids’ games and activities, and hands-on natural history programs.
• Relish family time together in a beautiful outdoor setting while enjoying a beach luau, family talent night, and competing in the Amazing Family Race.
• Primitive camp sites available for RV or tents. Contact the Center for 4-H Youth Development for more info.

Fee: $275 Early Bird $300 Regular (For a family of 4; each additional family member $75)

Date:June 6 - 8, 2014
City:Washburn, ND
Contact:
Haylie Ironroad

Phone: 701-231-7974
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: haylie.ironroad@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
ND 4-H All Archery Camp

All Archery Camp is for ages 10 and up and you do not need to be enrolled in 4-H to attend!

This camp is for youth who have basic archery experience. Youth can bring their equipment.

• Experience in target recurve and bow hunter compound included.
• Learn how to rig your bow, fletch an arrow, and select equipment.
• Campers will participate in archery projects, 3-D, field archery and other contests.
• Archery obstacle course, hunting skills, treestand safety, and basic first aid.

Fee: $200 Early Bird $225 Regular

Date:June 8 - 12, 2014
City:Washburn, ND
Contact:
Haylie Ironroad

Phone: 701-231-7974
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: haylie.ironroad@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
ND 4-H Horse Camp II

Horse Camp II is for ages 8 and up and you do not need to be enrolled in 4-H to attend!

This is a camp for beginner to advanced youth and their horse. The purpose of Horse Camp II is to provide youth an opportunity to learn and better their horsemanship skills while enjoying the fellowship of other youth from across the state. You will need to bring a well-mannered, trained horse. An equestrian helmet and hard-soled boots with less than a 1/8 inch tread is required for all horse camps.

• All horses must be well trained and comfortable in a group setting away from home. The camper must be able to provide basic care, saddle, bridle, and ride their horse with minimal assistance.
• Riding level of the campers will be evaluated at the beginning of camp and split into beginner, intermediate and advanced groups.
• Riding instruction will focus on improving the riders overall balance and control. Specific events taught at camp may include: Barrels, Poles, Goat Tying, Ranch Pleasure, Showmanship, Horsemanship, Trail, Reining, English Equitation, and/or Equitation Over Fences.
• Horse knowledge such as safety, nutrition, vet science, and other useful horse care trivia will be incorporated into camp activities.

Fee: $200 Early Bird $225 Regular

Date:June 15 - 19, 2014
City:Washburn, ND
Contact:
Haylie Ironroad

Phone: 701-231-7974
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: haylie.ironroad@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
ND 4-H Adventure Camp II

Adventure Camp II is for ages 8-12 and you do not need to be enrolled in 4-H to attend!

• Engage in 4-H Activities: Experience what it’s like to be a 4-Her! From shooting sports to engineering and healthy living, experience adventure and learn new life skills.
• Create with Arts and Crafts: Explore your creative abilities and express yourself.
• Have fun with Recreation: Large group games will keep you involved with the other campers for lots of fun!
• Explore Nature: Explore the many natural wonders around camp on our new nature trails. Animal tracks, birds, and trees along the Missouri River provide a wonderful outdoor classroom.

Fee: $200 Early Bird $225 Regular

Date:June 15 - 19, 2014
City:Washburn, ND
Contact:
Haylie Ironroad

Phone: 701-231-7974
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: haylie.ironroad@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
4-H GEAR-TECH-21 Camp

GEAR-Tech-21 is an innovative program that brings robotics, GPS and GIS together. This camp is open to any youth who will be going into grades 5 – 8. (You don’t have to be a 4-H member to attend this camp.) We have scheduled this camp during Extension Youth Conference, June 16-19 on the NDSU campus, so youth interested in attending will be able to ride the bus to Fargo.

Date:June 16 - 19, 2014
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Linda Hauge

Phone: 701-231-7964
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: linda.hauge@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
4-H Extension Youth Conference

The Mission

To energize and empower North Dakota youth with the tools necessary to form partnerships among youth, volunteers, Extension staff and communities.

Who Should Attend? YOU, if…

•you have completed the seventh grade,
•are willing to share new ideas with others, and
•want to be among those who will gain the most from the experience and who can provide leadership.

Date:June 16 - 19, 2014
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Sharon Query

Phone: 701-231-5923
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: sharon.query@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
Crop Management Field Day

Field training on crop and pest management.

Date:June 19, 2014
City:Carrington, ND
Contact:
Greg Endres

Phone: 701-652-2951
E-mail: gregory.endres@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/CarringtonREC
Event:
ND 4-H Clover Camp

Clover Camp is for ages 6-8 (must be accompanied by a parent/guardian) and you do not need to be enrolled in 4-H to attend!

• This is a great first-time overnight camp experience.
• Explore the outdoors and learn about birds and other wildlife.
• Campers will participate in craft projects and lots of other fun activities.
• Come see why kids have so much fun at 4-H camp!

Fee: $115 Early Bird $125 Regular (for 1 adult and 1 child; each additional child $50)

Date:June 21 - 22, 2014
City:Washburn, ND
Contact:
Haylie Ironroad

Phone: 701-231-7974
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: haylie.ironroad@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
McLean County Open 4-H Horse Show

Horse Show open to all youth 18 to 5 years old.
Classes include: showmanship, horsemanship, pleasure, poles and barrels
4-H State Fair qualifying show.

Date:June 22, 2014
City:Underwood, ND
Contact:
Brian O'Shea

Phone: 701-460-0167
E-mail: bosheaAwestriv.com
Web site: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/mcleancountyextension/
Event:
ND 4-H Adventure Camp III

Adventure Camp III is for ages 8-12 and you do not need to be enrolled in 4-H to attend!

• Engage in 4-H Activities: Experience what it’s like to be a 4-Her! From shooting sports to engineering and healthy living, experience adventure and learn new life skills.
• Create with Arts and Crafts: Explore your creative abilities and express yourself.
• Have fun with Recreation: Large group games will keep you involved with the other campers for lots of fun!
• Explore Nature: Explore the many natural wonders around camp on our new nature trails. Animal tracks, birds, and trees along the Missouri River provide a wonderful outdoor classroom.

Fee: $200 Early Bird $225 Regular

Date:June 22 - July 26, 2014
City:Washburn, ND
Contact:
Haylie Ironroad

Phone: 701-231-7974
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: haylie.ironroad@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
Roughrider Days Fair & Expo/4-H Division

It’s achievement days, the county fair, and a whole lot more!

Date:June 30 - July 3, 2014
City:Dickinson, ND
Contact:
Kurt Froelich

Phone: 701/456-7665
Fax: 701/456-7670
E-mail: Kurt.Froelich@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/starkcountyextension/
Event:
ND 4-H Survivor Outdoor Recreation Camp

Survivor Outdoor Recreation Camp is for ages 10-14 and you do not need to be enrolled in 4-H to attend!

• Enjoy ND 4-H Camp’s 9th Annual rendition of the Survivor Game.
• Campers will compete to win team “challenges” for the coveted immunity idol including mud pit action, a water obstacle course, after-dark challenges, and many more action-packed events.
• Nightly tribal council ceremonies will result in rewards and loss of privileges.
• Team building, leadership and self-confidence will be the ultimate outcome for campers.

Fee: $200 Early Bird $225 Regular

Date:July 6 - 10, 2014
City:Washburn, ND
Contact:
Haylie Ironroad

Phone: 701-231-7974
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: haylie.ironroad@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
ND 4-H Adventure Camp IV

4-H Adventure Camp IV is for ages 8-12 and you do not need to be enrolled in 4-H to attend!

• Engage in 4-H Activities: Experience what it’s like to be a 4-Her! From shooting sports to engineering and healthy living, experience adventure and learn new life skills.
• Create with Arts and Crafts: Explore your creative abilities and express yourself.
• Have fun with Recreation: Large group games will keep you involved with the other campers and have fun!
• Explore Nature: Explore the many natural wonders around camp on our new nature trails. Animal tracks, birds, and trees along the Missouri River provide a wonderful outdoor classroom.

Fee: $200 Early Bird $225 Regular

Date:July 6 - 10, 2014
City:Washburn, ND
Contact:
Haylie Ironroad

Phone: 701-231-7974
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: haylie.ironroad@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
ND 4-H Discover Camp

Discover Camp is for ages 8-11 and you do not need to be enrolled in 4-H to attend!

This camp is for youth who are new or have limited camping experience.
• Come meet new friends and explore what 4-H camp is all about!
• Explore your interests in fiber arts, healthy living, outdoor skills, science and other life-long skill areas.
• Participate in large group activities and games, fun hands-on activities and craft projects.

Fee: $150 Early Bird $175 Regular

Date:July 13 - 15, 2014
City:Washburn, ND
Contact:
Haylie Ironroad

Phone: 701-231-7974
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: haylie.ironroad@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
ND 4-H Great Outdoors Camp

Great Outdoors Camp is for ages 8-11 and you do not need to be enrolled in 4-H to attend!

Here’s your chance to learn basic outdoor skills while having fun with nature.
• Introduction to insect, plant and animal identification.
• Learn to tie survival knots, basic first aid and outdoor navigation.
• Complete survival projects, outdoor crafts, and participate in archery and air rifle.
• Enjoy evening camp fires, play games, dance and make new friends!

Fee: $150 Early Bird $175 Regular

Date:July 13 - 15, 2014
City:Washburn, ND
Contact:
Haylie Ironroad

Phone: 701-231-7974
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: haylie.ironroad@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
State Exhibit Entry at NDSF
Date:July 14 - 15, 2014
City:Minot, ND
Contact:
Dean Aakre

Phone: 701-231-8595
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: dean.aakre@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
Leadership Washington Focus (LWF)

Leadership Washington Focus (LWF) is a 4-H leadership program for youth entering grades 7-9. Youth will stay at the National 4-H Conference Center, near Washington, DC, to participate in this week-long program.

Participants will build confidence in their ability to motivate and direct others in meaning action as they become better citizens and leaders. The week consists of participatory workshops, speakers, committee work, field trips, and social events.

WHEN: July 15-19, 2014

WHERE: Washington, DC

COST: Estimate of $1,300 (including event registration fee of $565, airfare, a few meals during travel, and some spending money) paid for by the participant and/or county

REGISTRATION INCLUDES:
• Lodging at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center
• All meals during the program
• All site visits during the program
• Transportation during the program (this does not include travel to or from the airport to the Center)
• Souvenir pack including: LWF bag, LWF t-shirt, and LWF water bottle

YOUTH DELEGATES WILL:
• Build confidence in their ability to motivate and direct others in meaningful action
• Practice effective communication with others through group discussion and public speaking
• Work with others to create and accomplish goals
• Develop and understanding of their own personal leadership style
• Exchange ideas, practice respect, and form friendships with other 4-H’ers from across the country
• Experience hands-on learning using the historical backdrop of Washington, D.C.

Date:July 15 - 19, 2014
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Natalie Singman

Phone: 701-231-7259
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: natalie.singman@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
North Dakota State Fair

Static exhibits entered on July 14-15, Project Expo/Clothing Revue July

Date:July 18 - 26, 2014
City:Minot, ND
Contact:
Katie Tyler or Dean aakre

Phone: 701-857-7677 or 231-8595
E-mail: katherine.tyler@ndsu.edu or dean.aakre@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndstatefair.com/
Event:
4-H Film Festival

Participants create and submit a one- to 10-minute video to be evaluated. The top three videos in each category will be shown at the North Dakota 4-H Film Festival. Judges will select winners for each category prior to the festival, and audience members will vote for the People’s Choice Award after the videos have been shown at the festival.

More information to come.
Date:July 20, 2014
City:Minot, ND
Contact:
Linda Hauge

Phone: 701-231-7964
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: linda.hauge@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
4-H State 4-H Project Expo

Project Expo provides youth with an experience in planning, preparing and displaying an article or an educational exhibit. It is an opportunity for self-expression both verbally and visually.

Project Expo also provides the opportunity to share with others what has been learned in the specific project.

Date:July 21, 2014
City:Minot, ND
Contact:
Sharon Query

Phone: 701-231-5923
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: sharon.query@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
4-H State Clothing Revue

Clothing Revue includes entries for Buy & Show, Sew & Show, and Decorate Your Duds categories. Buy & Show participants purchase or recycle a major item of clothing which relates to a wardrobe plan. Sew & Show participants construct half or more of clothing that is modeled. Decorate Your Duds participants create embellishments for a garment or accessory.

The purpose of the State 4-H Clothing Revue is to help youth:
1.build self-confidence and poise;
2.make and model a garment that is needed in the wardrobe; and
3.share knowledge and skill learned through 4-H Constructed Clothing Revue participation with others.

Who May Enter
Any youth enrolled in a 4-H project related to clothing and textiles, ages 8 to 12 on September 1st (Pre-Teen) and ages 13 to 18 on September 1st (Teen).

Date:July 21, 2014
City:Minot, ND
Contact:
Dean Aakre

Phone: 701-231-8595
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: dean.aakre@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
4-H State Consumer Choices

The 4-H Consumer Choices Contest can help you practice making decisions by matching your knowledge, skills and abilities against those of others. You will learn to rank articles or products over others based on standards and quality.

Date:July 22, 2014
City:Minot, ND
Contact:
Linda Hauge

Phone: 701-231-7964
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: linda.hauge@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
Parents Forever

Transition program for parents as they continue to parent together through a divorce or separation, and for never-married parents when they decide to parent apart.
Parents Forever is a research-based educational program to help parents through the process of making informed, child-supportive decisions during transition, resulting in healthy children and positive parent-child relationships.

Date:July 22, 2014
City:Grand Forks, ND
Contact:
Molly Soeby

Phone: 701-780-8229
Fax: 701-780-8309
E-mail: molly.soeby@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/grandforkscountyextension
Event:
Military Youth Camp I

This camp is sponsored by Operation: Military Kids and is intended only for youth who are members of military families.

• Youth will grow in areas such as self-confidence, problem-solving, and stress-management through adult-led activities.
• Campers will form life long bonds with other military youth.
• Deployment support resiliency curriculum will be intertwined with traditional camp activities.
Campers will develop leadership, cooperation and communication skills through team building activities such as friendly competitions, water fun, mud pit action and much more.

Fee: $200 Early Bird $225 Regular (Youth are responsible for paying $70 for Early bird or $90 for Regular, remainder funded through a Department of Defense Deployment Support Camp Grant)

Date:July 27 - 31, 2014
City:Washburn, ND
Contact:
Haylie Ironroad

Phone: 701-231-7974
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: haylie.ironroad@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
Military Youth Camp II

This camp is sponsored by Operation: Military Kids and is intended only for youth who are members of military families.

• Youth will strengthen their leadership and problem-solving skills while completing action-packed activities.
• Deployment support resiliency curriculum will be intertwined with traditional camp activities.
• Campers will form life long bonds with other military youth.
• Campers will develop self-confidence, communication and stress-management skills through team building activities such as friendly competitions, water fun, mud pit action and much more.

Fee: $200 Early Bird $225 Regular (Youth are responsible for paying $70 for Early bird or $90 for Regular, remainder funded through a Department of Defense Deployment Support Camp Grant)

Date:July 27 - 31, 2014
City:Washburn, ND
Contact:
Haylie Ironroad

Phone: 701-231-7974
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: haylie.ironroad@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
4-H Land Judging - Tentative

The State 4-H and FFA Land Evaluation Contest is open to all youth 8-18 years old. It is important for contestants to be competent in three skills; texturing, estimating slope, and determining the depth of surface and subsurface horizons.

The four age divisions are:
•Junior 4-H Division – must be enrolled in 4-H in the county you represent and be age 8-13 on September 1st (13 year olds may judge in either 4-H division).
•Senior 4-H Division – must be enrolled in 4-H in the county you represent and be age 13-18 on September 1st (13 year-olds may judge in either 4-H division).
•FFA Division.
•Open division for youth 8-18 and not eligible for one of the other divisions.

4-H team scores will be determined from the top three individual scores from a county team. There is no limit as to number of participants a county may enter. Up to 3 counties may join to make a team provided that none of the counties involved have 3 or more members in that age division.

Members of past winning 4-H teams (senior division) or members of teams that have participated in a national 4-H land judging contest are not eligible.

Date:July 31, 2014
City:TBD, ND
Contact:
Dean Aakre

Phone: 701-231-8595
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: dean.aakre@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/programs_events/state_4_h_contests/croplandrange_judging/#c54690
Event:
Applications Due for 4-H National Congress & Conference

The National 4-H Congress is a 5-day conference for youth ages 15-19 held in Atlanta, GA.

Delegates will
•meet other 4-H members from around the country and share ideas;
•participate in workshops designed to develop leadership skills;
•experience service learning with hands-on projects; and
•have opportunities to tour Atlanta.

The National 4-H Conference is a week-long program for youth ages 15-19 held at the National 4-H Center near Washington, DC.

In addition to strengthening leadership skills, the purpose of the National 4-H Conference is to:
•become familiar with government;
•meet with state and national leaders;
•develop skills such as adaptability, team building and communications; and
•give 4-H members a voice in the national 4-H program.

Date:August 1, 2014
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Natalie Singman

Phone: 701-231-7259
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: natalie.singman@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/programs_events/national_trip_opportunities/
Event:
National 4-H Film Festival

The National FilmFest 4-H event will take place August 3-6, 2014 in St. Louis,
MO. It is an event where youth can submit videos into the national contest,
participate in learning sessions from nationally known videographers, and meet
other youth from across the United States.

Date:August 3 - 6, 2014
City:St. Louis, MO
Contact:
Linda Hauge

Phone: 701-231-7964
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: linda.hauge@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
State 4-H/FFA Land Judging Contest
Date:August 7, 2014
City:Park River (tentative), ND
Contact:
David Franzen or Dean Aakre

Phone: 231-8884 or 231-8595
E-mail: david.franzen@ndsu.edu or dean.aakre@ndsu.edu
Event:
4-H Trap Shooting Event

Trap will be held Saturday, August 9 at Capital City Gun Club in Bismarck

Date:August 9, 2014
City:Bismarck, ND
Contact:
Karla Meikle

Phone: 701-667-3340
E-mail: karla.meikle@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
Summer Shooting Sports Event

The Summer Shooting Sports event will be held August 9 & 10 in Bismarck.

Date:August 9 - 10, 2014
City:Bismarck, ND
Contact:
Karla Meikle

Phone: 701-231-3340
E-mail: karla.meikle@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
Sporting Clays and Skeet

Sporting Clays and Skeet will be held August 9 & 10 at the Capital City Sporting Clays.

Date:August 9 - 10, 2014
City:Bismarck, ND
Contact:
Karla Meikle

Phone: 701-667-3340
E-mail: karla.meikle@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
4-H Fall Training

More information to come!

Date:August 13, 2014
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Sharon Query

Phone: 701-231-5923
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: sharon.query@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
CFS Lync meeting

CFS Lync meeting 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Date:August 13, 2014
City:Fargo - via Lync, ND
Contact:
Cindy Selstedt

Phone: 231-8652
E-mail: cynthia.selstedt@ndsu.edu
Event:
Science Boot Camp with Steve Spangler

Steve Spangler the nationally known science educator will present a Hands-on Science Boot Camp in Fargo on August 14, 2014. More information to come!

Date:August 14, 2014
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Linda Hauge

Phone: 701-231-7251
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: linda.hauge@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
SE District Meeting

Annual fall district meeting for all agents in the SE District

Date:August 19, 2014
City:Valley City, ND
Contact:
Ron Wiederholt

Phone: 701.231.7171
E-mail: ron.wiederholt@ndsu.edu
Event:
ND 4-H Foundation Clover Classic Golf Tournament

•Join the fun and support North Dakota 4-H at our annual Clover Classic Golf Benefit.
•The tournament is mixed, best ball scramble hosted by the North Dakota 4-H Foundation and our tournament sponsors.
•Registration and sponsorship information available in April

Date:August 19, 2014
City:Oxbow, ND
Contact:
Alice Amundson

Phone: 701-231-7280
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: alice.amundson@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/4_h_foundation/fundraising_events/
Event:
NPPGA Field Day

Potato field day will start at 7:00 AM at Larimore, ND at Carl Hoverson Farm. At noon a lunch will be held at Forest River Colony, near Inkster, ND. The twilight tour will start at 6:00 PM at the Oberg near Hoople, ND.

Date:August 21, 2014
City:Larimore, ND
Contact:
Andy Robinson

Phone: 701.231.8732
E-mail: andrew.p.robinson@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/potatoextension
Event:
Register for New 4-H Year
Date:September 1, 2014
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Haylie Ironroad

Phone: 701-231-7251
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: haylie.ironroad@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
Parents Forever

Whether you are married and seeking divorce or never married but now separating, the impact on your child(ren) is significant. Research indicates that traumatic and/or stressful events can affect children as young as one year old. Parents want to do their best to minimize the negative impact and keep their children from getting in the middle of the conflict between the parents.

Parents Forever™ is an education program developed by University of Minnesota Extension based on the research about the effects of divorce on children. Research on program effectiveness was conducted by the NDSU Extension Service. Parents Forever™ has been taught by NDSU Extension Agents for more than 10 years.

Date:September 8, 2014
City:Jamestown, ND
Contact:
Christina Rittenbach

Phone: 701-252-9030
Fax: 701-251-2969
E-mail: christina.rittenbach@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.parentsforevernd.org/
Event:
Parents Forever

Transition program for parents as they continue to parent together through a divorce or separation, and for never-married parents when they decide to parent apart.
Parents Forever is a research-based educational program to help parents through the process of making informed, child-supportive decisions during transition, resulting in healthy children and positive parent-child relationships.

Date:September 16, 2014
City:Grand Forks, nd
Contact:
Molly Soeby

Phone: 701-780-8229
Fax: 701-780-8309
E-mail: molly.soeby@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/grandforkscountyextension
Event:
4-H Range Judging - Tentative

Range judging is learning to “read” the range to make proper management decisions.

Contestants learn to:
•recognize the components of the range resource,
•evaluate the ecosystem’s current condition,
•develop management practices to improve the ecosystem, and
•develop better understanding of the plant communities.

Learning to judge range provides effective tools that are used to manage the range resource. The objective of the contest is to teach participants some basic principles of range ecology, including soil-plant interaction, plant-animal interaction and plant succession.

Date:September 20, 2014
City:TBD, ND
Contact:
Dean Aakre

Phone: 701-231-8595
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: dean.aakre@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/programs_events/state_4_h_contests/croplandrange_judging/#c60370
Event:
Gear-Tech Training

Please join the Center for 4-H for a hands-on experiences with Robotics, GPS and GIS.

The training has been scheduled the day before Fall Extension conference, September 29, in the Memorial Union at NDSU. The training will be from 1 – 8 p.m. There will be a $10 charge for the training.

Date:September 29, 2014
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Linda Hauge

Phone: 701-231-7964
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: linda.hauge@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
2014 Extension / REC Fall Conference
Date:September 30 - October 3, 2014
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Linda McCaw

Phone: 231-7881
Fax: 231-7044
E-mail: linda.mccaw@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/conferences/
Event:
National 4-H Week

More information to come!

Date:October 5 - 11, 2014
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Natalie Singman

Phone: 701-231-7259
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: natalie.singman@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
4-H National Youth Science Day

More information to come!

Date:October 8, 2014
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Linda Hauge

Phone: 701-231-7964
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: linda.hauge@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
Ambassador Applications Due

Ambassadors are a group of young adults ages 16 to 22 who work to help North Dakota 4-H. The Ambassadors do many things. Here is a sample of the duties of the Ambassadors:

1.Enhance and promote the North Dakota 4-H Youth program with state and county Extension staff and 4-H volunteers.
2.Act as an advisor for 4-H youth ideas and concerns.
3.Create awareness of opportunities for older youth in 4-H.
4.Assist in the planning and organizing of the North Dakota State Extension Youth Conference, and other state functions.
5.Provide 4-H Ambassadors as resource people throughout the state by county or individual request.

There are many different activities within the Ambassador program including:
• working at the North Dakota State Fair;
• organizing and presenting the ND State Extension Youth Conference;
•volunteering, attending, and planning retreats;
•travel and much more.

Date:October 15, 2014
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Holly Halvorson

Phone: 701-231-9218
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: holly.halvorson@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/programs_events/4_h_ambassadors/
Event:
National 4-H Salute to Excellence 4-H Volunteer Awards Due
Date:November 1, 2014
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Rachelle Vettern

Phone: 701-231-7541
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: rachelle.vettern@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
4-H Volunteer Project Training

More information to come.

Date:November 17, 2014
City:Carrington, ND
Contact:
Rachelle Vettern

Phone: 701-231-7541
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: rachelle.vettern@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
Parents Forever

Transition program for parents as they continue to parent together through a divorce or separation, and for never-married parents when they decide to parent apart.
Parents Forever is a research-based educational program to help parents through the process of making informed, child-supportive decisions during transition, resulting in healthy children and positive parent-child relationships.

Date:November 18, 2014
City:Grand Forks, ND
Contact:
Molly Soeby

Phone: 701-780-8229
Fax: 701-780-8309
E-mail: molly.soeby@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/grandforkscountyextension
Event:
CFS Lync meeting

CFS meeting via Lync 1:00-2:00pm

Date:November 19, 2014
City:Fargo - via Lync, ND
Contact:
Cindy Selstedt

Phone: 231-8652
E-mail: cynthia.selstedt@ndsu.edu
Event:
National 4-H Congress

The National 4-H Congress is a 5-day conference for youth ages 15-19 held in Atlanta, GA.

Delegates will
•meet other 4-H members from around the country and share ideas;
•participate in workshops designed to develop leadership skills;
•experience service learning with hands-on projects; and
•have opportunities to tour Atlanta.

Applications are due August 1st.

Date:November 29 - December 3, 2014
City:Atlanta, GA, GA
Contact:
Rachelle Vettern

Phone: 701-7541
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: rachelle.vettern@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/programs_events/national_trip_opportunities/national_4_h_congress/
Event:
Parents Forever

Whether you are married and seeking divorce or never married but now separating, the impact on your child(ren) is significant. Research indicates that traumatic and/or stressful events can affect children as young as one year old. Parents want to do their best to minimize the negative impact and keep their children from getting in the middle of the conflict between the parents.

Parents Forever™ is an education program developed by University of Minnesota Extension based on the research about the effects of divorce on children. Research on program effectiveness was conducted by the NDSU Extension Service. Parents Forever™ has been taught by NDSU Extension Agents for more than 10 years.

Date:December 1 - 4, 2014
City:Jamestown, ND
Contact:
Christina Rittenbach

Phone: 701-252-9030
Fax: 701-251-2969
E-mail: christina.rittenbach@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.parentsforevernd.org/
Event:
Advanced Crop Advisers Workshop
Date:February 10 - 11, 2015
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Greg Endres

Event:
Eastern Crop & Pest Management School

The school is designed for individuals who will be scouting crops for pest and production problems. The program has multiple components to teach the basics in weed, disease and insect identification and scouting procedures, plus hands-on sessions devoted to important pest and production issues for major crops in the region. The school helps prepare individuals to be successful field scouts, and will update agricultural professionals on research and crop production recommendations for major crops grown in North Dakota.

Speakers include NDSU state and area Extension specialists and North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station faculty. Reference materials will be provided.

For further information about the content of this program, contact Darla Bakko in the Plant Pathology Department at (701) 231-8866 or email darla.bakko@ndsu.edu

Date:February 24 - 25, 2015
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Darla Bakko

Phone: 701-231-8866
Fax: 701-231-7851
E-mail: darla.bakko@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/extplantpath/events
Event:
Advanced Crop Advisers Workshop
Date:February 9 - 10, 2016
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Greg Endres

Event:
Crop & Pest Management School

The school is designed for individuals who will be scouting crops for pest and production problems. The program has multiple components to teach the basics in weed, disease and insect identification and scouting procedures, plus hands-on sessions devoted to important pest and production issues for major crops in the region. The school helps prepare individuals to be successful field scouts, and will update agricultural professionals on research and crop production recommendations for major crops grown in North Dakota.

Speakers include NDSU state and area Extension specialists and North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station faculty. Reference materials will be provided.

For further information about the content of this program, contact Darla Bakko in the Plant Pathology Department at (701) 231-8866 or email darla.bakko@ndsu.edu

Date:February 23 - 24, 2016
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Darla Bakko

Phone: 701-231-8866
Fax: 701-231-7851
E-mail: darla.bakko@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/extplantpath/events
Event:
Crop & Pest Management School

The school is designed for individuals who will be scouting crops for pest and production problems. The program has multiple components to teach the basics in weed, disease and insect identification and scouting procedures, plus hands-on sessions devoted to important pest and production issues for major crops in the region. The school helps prepare individuals to be successful field scouts, and will update agricultural professionals on research and crop production recommendations for major crops grown in North Dakota.

Speakers include NDSU state and area Extension specialists and North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station faculty. Reference materials will be provided.

For further information about the content of this program, contact Darla Bakko in the Plant Pathology Department at (701) 231-8866 or email darla.bakko@ndsu.edu

Date:February 21 - 22, 2017
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Darla Bakko

Phone: 701-231-8866
Fax: 701-231-7851
E-mail: darla.bakko@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/extplantpath/events