North Dakota State University www.ag.ndsu.edu Crops Family-Youth-4-H Economics-Community-Leadership Home-Lawn-Garden-Trees Environment-Natural Resources Energy Livestock Nutrition-Food Safety-Health
Event:
Nourishing Boomers and Beyond

Nourish Your Body and Mind. Face-to-face series especially for 50-plus year olds. No charge. Preregister – limited seating.

Date:November 20, 2014 - August 20, 2015
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.ndsu.edu/boomers
Event:
Diversity, Direction & Dollars

Event agenda will be posted soon!

Date:January 5, 2015
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:
Active Parenting for Teens

Parenting teens can be challenging. Learn to be an active vs. reactive parent of your teen using skills developed in this video and discussion based series.

Date:January 5 - February 2, 2015
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:
Lake Region Extension Roundup

35th anniversary of Lake Region Extension Roundup Ag Show with educational sessions including cutting edge information for the 2015 growing season. There is discussion on current agriculture issues and guest speakers both days. Commercial booths on site. Free breakfast and lunch served daily.

Date:January 6 - 7, 2015
City:Devils Lake, ND
Contact:
Bill Hodous

Phone: 701-662-7027
E-mail: bill.hodous@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/ramseycountyextension
Event:
Cooperative Parenting & Divorce

This video based program addressed the relationship between separate households created as a result of divorce/separation. The emphasis of the program is to offer children of divorce/separation the opportunity to grow in a home environment free from being caught in the middle of their parents’ hostility.

Date:January 6 - February 10, 2015
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:
Commercial Greenhouse and Ornamental & Turf Recertification Training

Commercial Greenhouse and Ornamental & Turf recertification training for those renewing their certification.
Categories: Greenhouse, Ornamental & Turf, Research & Demo
Core: Ground
Location: Williston, Williams County Broadway Commons Bldg, 302 E Broadway
PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Registration: 8:30am
Training: 9:00am – 4:30pm
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:January 7, 2015
City:Williston, ND
Contact:
Andrew Thostenson

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

Strategies to control water hemp; overall a good weed plan for the growing season
Tom Peters, NDSU Extension Agronomist – Sugarbeets, Department of Plant Sciences

Cover crops in Richland County – Chandra Heglund, Research Technician, School of Natural Resource Sciences, NDSU

Soybean Cyst Nematodes;Beans on Beans; Seed Treatment
Phillip Glogoza, Extension Educator/Crops, University of Minnesota

Date:January 7, 2015
City:Wahpeton, ND
Contact:
Brock Shouldis

Phone: 701.642.7793
Fax: 701.642.7774
E-mail: brock.shouldis@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/richlandcountyextension
Event:
Commercial Greenhouse and Ornamental & Turf Recertification Training

Commercial Greenhouse and Ornamental & Turf recertification training for those renewing their certification.
Categories: Greenhouse, Ornamental & Turf, Research & Demo
Core: Ground
Location: Dickinson State University, Klinefelter Hall, Room 220
PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Registration: 7:30am Mountain Time
Training: 8:00am – 3:30pm Mountain Time
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:January 7, 2015
City:Dickinson, 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 Greenhouse and Ornamental & Turf Recertification Training

Commercial Greenhouse and Ornamental & Turf recertification training for those renewing their certification.
Categories: Greenhouse, Ornamental & Turf, Research & Demo
Core: Ground
Location: Minot Research Extension Center, 5400 Hwy 83 S
PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Registration: 8:30am
Training: 9:00am – 4:30pm
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:January 7, 2015
City:Minot, 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:
West Central Livestock Day

Oliver County Extension will be hosting West Central Livestock Day January 13 at 1:00 in the Betty Hagel Memorial Civic Center. Topics to be covered are Storing Vaccines – Lisa Pederson, NDSU Beef Quality Assurance Specialist; Mortality Composting, Feeding with Net Wrap, Putting EPD’S to work, Veterinary Feed Directive – Dr. Jerry Stokka, NDSU Extension Veterinarian; Commodity Elections for Oilseed Canola, and a report on the Farm Bill by Linda Urlacher Farm Service Agency CED for Oliver & Morton Counties.

Date:January 13, 2015
City:Center, ND
Contact:
Rick Schmidt

Phone: 701-794-8748
E-mail: rick.schmidt@ndsu.edu
Event:
Winter Ag Expo

Civic Center in Jamestown

Date:January 13 - 14, 2015
City:Jamestown
Contact:
Alicia Harstad

Event:
Commercial Pesticide Recertification Training

Commercial pesticide recertification training for those renewing their certification.
Categories: Ag Pest, Right-of-Way, Seed Treatment, Research & Demo
Core: Ground and Aerial/Ground
Location: Jamestown Civic Center, 212 3rd Ave SW
PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Registration: 7:30am
Training: 8:30am – 4:00pm
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.

In conjunction with the Jamestown Ag Show

Date:January 14, 2015
City:Jamestown, 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:
Changing Adolescent Healthy Living Behavior through Mentoring

What happens when partners come together around a vision to make a difference in the lives of young people? A program designed by staff within the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Youth Development invited Southwest Minnesota State University health sciences, the local YMCA and middle school around a program design entitled, Science and Movement (S.A.M) 4-H Club field test pilot. This research field study brought seventh grade youth and health science college students together in a ten-week after school mentoring program utilizing research associated with quality programming. The youth objectives included increase in behavior change around healthy living, awareness of post-secondary options, and community connection. For college students, the results of this research study found that utilizing mentoring as a service-learning strategy became a powerful way to give deeper meaning to a college student’s educational experience. This webinar will allow you to interact and learn from other webinar participants. Presented by Judith Conway & Carrie Olson with the University of Minnesota Extension.

Date:January 14, 2015
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Sharon Query

Phone: 701-231-7251
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: sharon.query@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.extension.umn.edu/youth/training-events/yd-brown-bag-webinar-series/index.html
Event:
Design for Learning - 2015 (Webinar)

Registration is now open for the next Design for Learning Course, January 16 – March 13, 2015.

Have you heard about the ten-minute rule that includes chunking, shifting, hooking and repeating? Individuals who participated in Design for Learning have, and here is what some recent class members had to say about the course:

“I previously had a tendency to try to pack too much information into a program. I have been making a conscious effort to select a few major ideas and do a better job of imparting that knowledge well.”
“At a recent workshop I taught, I focused on engaging the learners and gave them an opportunity to share what they knew.”
"Reflect by asking the group a question, not by asking ‘Do you have any questions?’”

Design for Learning is a hands-on learning opportunity to help extension faculty design creative and effective educational experiences. Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota are cooperating to offer Design for Learning to extension professionals in the four states. Five learning sessions will be conducted using Adobe Connect. The 2015 dates are January 16, January 30, February 13, February 27, and March 13. If a make-up is necessary, the snow date will be March 27. There is no fee for registration. Go to http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/employee_resources/p.aspx?tabid=300 for registration details and a course description.

Concepts reinforced in Design for Learning include:
• Understanding adult learners
• Organizing and designing content
• Creating an effective learning environment
• Selecting appropriate teaching tools
• Teaching for transfer
• Assessing learning outcomes

Sessions are 1 1/2 hours long and take place from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. CST.

Date:January 16 - March 13, 2015
City:Fargo, ND, ND
Contact:
Deb Gebeke

Phone: 701-231-9688
Fax: 701-231-5045
E-mail: debra.gebeke@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/employee_resources/p.aspx?tabid=300
Event:
2015 NDSU Feedlot School

Two day intensive course for cattle producers,feeders, backgrounders, feed industry personnel, animal health suppliers and anyone else who is interested in learning more about feedlot production/management, nutrition, waste managemnet, marketing, etc. The 2015 NDSU Feedlot School will be held at the Carrington Research Extension Center 3.5 miles north of Carrington. Pre-registration is required.

Date:January 20 - 21, 2015
City:Carrington, ND
Contact:
Joel Lemer

Phone: 701-652-2581
Fax: 701-652-2081
E-mail: joel.lemer@ndsu.edu
Event:
Pesticide Introductory Basic Core Training

This 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 category 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 category, Wood Preservation category or any of the 10 other use categories found in ND. The training also will describe the certification process and how to prepare for and take exams to obtain a pesticide certificate. Training will be statewide via Internet videocast.
Training: 8:30am – 4:00pm CDT

Date:January 22, 2015
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:
Parenting the Love & Logic Way

Parenting the Love & Logic Way

The “Love” and the “Logic” of Love and Logic:
• We show our love by setting limits and holding children accountable with logical consequences.
• When we do this with genuine empathy and compassion, they develop the following logic: I wonder how my next decision will affect my life… and the lives of others!

The Five Principles of Love and Logic: Empathy Before Consequences, Shared Thinking, Shared Control within Limits, Shared Dignity, and Relationships.

This 5-session class series is ND Growing Futures pending for 8.75 hours.
(Must attend all sessions for credit – no partial credit available.)

WHEN: Thursdays, January 22, 29, February 5, 12 & 19, 2015
6:30pm – 8:15pm
WHERE: Mandan ND

Register online at www.bityurl.com/9a0bf8
You may also register through a link on our Facebook page, a link on our website at www.ag.ndsu.edu/pen/region-7, or by calling 701-667-3342 by 5pm January 20, 2015.

Date:January 22 - February 19, 2015
City:Mandan, ND
Contact:
Cami Bauman

Phone: 701-667-3342
E-mail: cami.bauman@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.bityurl.com/9a0bf8
Event:
Commercial Pesticide Recertification Training

Commercial pesticide recertification training for those renewing their certification.
Categories: Ag Pest, Right-of-Way, Seed Treatment, Research & Demo
Core: Ground and Aerial/Ground
Location: Lamoure County Extension, 202 4th Ave NE
PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Registration: 8:00am
Training: 8:30am – 4:00pm
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:January 28, 2015
City:LaMoure, 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 Pesticide Recertification Training

Commercial pesticide recertification training for those renewing their certification.
Categories: Ag Pest, Right-of-Way, Seed Treatment, Research & Demo
Core: Ground and Aerial/Ground
Location: Fessenden, Wells County Extension, 600 Railway St
PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Registration: 8:00am
Training: 8:30am – 4:00pm
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:January 28, 2015
City:Fessenden, 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 Pesticide Recertification Training

Commercial pesticide recertification training for those renewing their certification.
Categories: Ag Pest, Right-of-Way, Seed Treatment, Research & Demo
Core: Ground and Aerial/Ground
Location: Langdon Research Extension Center, 9280 107th Ave NE
PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Registration: 8:00am
Training: 8:30am – 4:00pm
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:January 28, 2015
City:Langdon, 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 Pesticide Recertification Training

Commercial pesticide recertification training for those renewing their certification.
Categories: Ag Pest, Right-of-Way, Seed Treatment, Research & Demo
Core: Ground and Aerial/Ground
Location: Dickinson, Ramada Inn/Dakota Lodge, 532 15th St SW
PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Registration: 7:30am Mountain Time
Training: 8:30am – 4:00pm Mountain Time
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:January 29, 2015
City:Dickinson, 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:
4-H Program Planning

Team members will be working on identifying programs, curriculum and/or activities to be developed/strengthened in the 4-H Youth Development program.

Date:January 29 - 30, 2015
City:Medora, 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:
Basic Beginnings

If you are a new or expecting parent (or maybe it has been awhile since there was a baby in the house), this series is for you. By engaging in hands on activities, demonstrations, discussions, and facilitation, you will learn the basics of baby care as it relates to bonding, attachment, safety, health, sleep, feeding, and development. This is an opportunity to meet other new parents too.

Date:January 31, 2015
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:
Commercial Greenhouse and Ornamental & Turf Recertification Training

Commercial Greenhouse and Ornamental & Turf recertification training for those renewing their certification.
Categories: Greenhouse, Ornamental & Turf, Research & Demo
Core: Ground
Location: Fargodome, 1800 N University Dr, Fargo
PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Registration: 7:30am
Training: 8:30am – 4:00pm
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.
NCTGA Convention in Fargo 2/3 – 2/5
In collaboration with MN Ag Dept

Date:February 2, 2015
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:
Northwest Farm Managers

106th Annual Meeting
Holiday Inn
8 a.m. Registration
9 a.m. Meeting Begins
$50 Registration Fee

Date:February 4, 2015
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Paulann Haakenson

Phone: 701-231-7393
E-mail: paulann.haakenson@ndsu.edu
Event:
Pesticide Introductory Basic Core Training

This 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 category 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 category, Wood Preservation category or any of the 10 other use categories found in ND. The training also will describe the certification process and how to prepare for and take exams to obtain a pesticide certificate. Training will be statewide via Internet videocast.
Training: 8:30am – 4:00pm CDT

Date:February 5, 2015
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:
Commercial Pesticide Recertification Training

Commercial pesticide recertification training for those renewing their certification.
Categories: Ag Pest, Right-of-Way, Seed Treatment, Research & Demo
Core: Ground and Aerial/Ground
Location: Minot Research Extension Center, 5400 Hwy 83 S
PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Registration: 7:30am
Training: 8:30am – 4:30pm
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:February 10, 2015
City:Minot, 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:
Advanced Crop Advisers Workshop
Date:February 10 - 11, 2015
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Greg Endres

Event:
KFYR Agri-International Living Ag Classroom

Fourth grade students are invited to attend to learn about North Dakota Agriculture. In the past at least 1100 students have participated in this event.

Date:February 10 - 11, 2015
City:Bismarck, ND
Contact:
Jackie Buckley

Phone: 701.667.3340
Fax: 701.667.3348
E-mail: jackie.buckley@ndsu.edu
Event:
Commercial Pesticide Recertification Training

Commercial pesticide recertification training for those renewing their certification.
Categories: Ag Pest, Right-of-Way, Seed Treatment, Research & Demo
Core: Ground and Aerial/Ground
Location: Hettinger Research Extension Center, West Highway 12 Room 101
PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Registration: 7:30am Mountain Time
Training: 8:00am – 3:30pm Mountain Time
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:February 11, 2015
City:Hettinger REC, ND
Contact:
Andrew Thostenson

Phone: 701-231-8050
Fax: 701-231-5907
E-mail: andrew.thostenson@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsupesticide.org/
Event:
Commercial Pesticide Recertification Training

Commercial pesticide recertification training for those renewing their certification.
Categories: Ag Pest, Right-of-Way, Seed Treatment, Research & Demo
Core: Ground and Aerial/Ground
Location: Lamoure County Extension, 202 4th Ave NE
PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Registration: 8:30am
Training: 9:00am – 4:30pm
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:February 11, 2015
City:Lamoure, ND
Contact:
Andrew Thostenson

Phone: 701-231-8050
Fax: 701-231-5907
E-mail: andrew.thostenson@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsupesticide.org/
Event:
Commercial Pesticide Recertification Training

Commercial pesticide recertification training for those renewing their certification.
Categories: Ag Pest, Right-of-Way, Seed Treatment, Research & Demo
Core: Ground and Aerial/Ground
Location: Bowbells, Burke County Extension CCH, Community Room, 103 Main St SE
PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Registration: 8:30am
Training: 9:00am – 4:30pm
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:February 11, 2015
City:Bowbells, ND
Contact:
Andrew Thostenson

Phone: 701-231-8050
Fax: 701-231-5907
E-mail: andrew.thostenson@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsupesticide.org/
Event:
Commercial Pesticide Recertification Training

Commercial pesticide recertification training for those renewing their certification.
Categories: Ag Pest, Right-of-Way, Seed Treatment, Research & Demo
Core: Ground and Aerial/Ground
Location: Linton, Emmons County Extension Service, 100 4th St NW
PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Registration: 8:30am
Training: 9:00am – 4:30pm
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:February 11, 2015
City:Linton, ND
Contact:
Andrew Thostenson

Phone: 701-231-8050
Fax: 701-231-5907
E-mail: andrew.thostenson@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsupesticide.org/
Event:
Commercial Pesticide Recertification Training

Commercial pesticide recertification training for those renewing their certification.
Categories: Ag Pest, Right-of-Way, Seed Treatment, Research & Demo
Core: Ground and Aerial/Ground
Location: Wahpeton, Richland County Courthouse, 418 2nd Ave N
PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Registration: 8:30am
Training: 9:00am – 4:30pm
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:February 11, 2015
City:Wahpeton , ND
Contact:
Andrew Thostenson

Phone: 701-231-8050
Fax: 701-231-5907
E-mail: andrew.thostenson@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsupesticide.org/
Event:
Commercial Pesticide Recertification Training

Commercial pesticide recertification training for those renewing their certification.
Categories: Ag Pest, Right-of-Way, Seed Treatment, Research & Demo
Core: Ground and Aerial/Ground
Location: Mohall, Renville County Extension, 205 Main St E
PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Registration: 8:30am
Training: 9:00am – 4:30pm
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:February 11, 2015
City:Mohall, ND
Contact:
Andrew A Thostenson

Phone: 701-231-8050
Fax: 701-231-5907
E-mail: andrew.thostenson@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsupesticide.org/
Event:
4-H Citizenship in Action

This program is for any youth, enrolled in seventh grade and up who is interested in citizenship and the political process. For every ten youth, at least one adult chaperone must accompany; counties may combine to share chaperones. Chaperones must register and pay the same fee as youth participants. If any parents are planning on attending they will be considered a chaperone and will need to register and have completed the youth protection policy process.

Registration will be Sunday, Feb. 15, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Comfort Inn, 1030 Interstate Ave. E., Bismarck.

The cost per participant is $65 and is available through 4hOnline. The deadline for registration is February 6, 2015. With the registration fee, participants will get a free t-shirt, materials for the event, lodging, and meals during the event.

Youth will:
•Learn how the state executive branch works,
•Have your voice heard as youth by showcasing your county’s 4-H program
•Share ideas on how to have a greater impact in the community

Date:February 15 - 16, 2015
City:Bismarck, 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/overnight_tripscamps/citizenship_in_action/
Event:
Private Fumigation Certification Training

Location: Devils Lake, Ramsey Co Courthouse, Armory in Memorial Building
Registration: 9:30 AM
Training: 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Date:February 18, 2015
City:Devils Lake, ND
Contact:
Andrew Thostenson

Phone: 701-231-8050
Fax: 701-231-5907
E-mail: andrew.thostenson@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsupesticide.org/
Event:
Private Fumigation Certification Training

Location: Fessenden, Wells County Extension, 600 Railway St N
Registration: 9:30 am
Training: 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Date:February 18, 2015
City:Fessenden, ND
Contact:
Andrew Thostenson

Phone: 701-231-8050
Fax: 701-231-5907
E-mail: andrew.thostenson@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsupesticide.org/
Event:
Private Fumigation Certification Training

Location: Linton, Emmons County Extension Service, 100 4th St NW
Registration: 9:30 am
Training: 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Date:February 18, 2015
City:Linton, ND
Contact:
Andrew Thostenson

Phone: 701-231-8050
Fax: 701-231-5907
E-mail: andrew.thostenson@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsupesticide.org/
Event:
Private Fumigation Certification Training

Location: Bowbells, Burke County Extension CCH Community Room, 103 Main St SE
Registration: 9:30 am
Training: 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Date:February 18, 2015
City:Bowbells, ND
Contact:
Andrew Thostenson

Phone: 701-231-8050
Fax: 701-231-5907
E-mail: andrew.thostenson@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsupesticide.org/
Event:
Private Fumigation Certification Training

Location: Fargo, Cass County Ext, Annex Bldg, 101 2nd Ave S
Registration: 9:30 AM
Training: 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Date:February 18, 2015
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Andrew Thostenson

Phone: 701.231-8050
Fax: 701-231-5907
E-mail: andrew.thostenson@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsupesticide.org/
Event:
3rd Annual Reclamation Conference
Date:February 23 - 24, 2015
City:Dickinson, ND
Contact:
Abbey Wick

Phone: 701-231-8973
E-mail: abbey.wick@ndsu.edu
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:
Custom Manure Haulers Meeting

This meeting is an informational session for custom livestock manure haulers in North Dakota. The meeting will be held at the USDA ARS in Mandan, ND from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Date:February 25, 2015
City:Mandan, ND
Contact:
Mary Berg

Phone: 701.328.7240
E-mail: mary.berg@ndsu.edu
Event:
Commercial Pesticide Recertification Training

Commercial pesticide recertification training for those renewing their certification.
Categories: Ag Pest, Right-of-Way, Seed Treatment, Research & Demo
Core: Ground and Aerial/Ground
Location: Devils Lake, Ramsey County Courthouse, Armory in Memorial Building
PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Registration: 7:30am
Training: 8:30am – 4:00pm
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:February 25, 2015
City:Devils Lake, ND
Contact:
Andrew Thostenson

Phone: 701-231-8050
Fax: 701-231-5907
E-mail: andrew.thostenson@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsupesticide.org/
Event:
West River Judging Contest
Date:February 28, 2015
City:Beulah, ND
Contact:
Craig Askim or Dena Kemmet

Phone: 701-873-5195
Fax: 701-873-5993
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.

Date:March 1, 2015
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/
Event:
4-H Foundation Scholarships Due

Foundation scholarships can be completed online or printed and mailed. Scholarship applications must be postmarked or received by March 1st. For more information about scholarships please visit the foundation website at http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/4_h_foundation/scholarships/

Date:March 1, 2015
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Meredith Gilroy

Phone: 701-231-8569
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: meredith.gilroy@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/4_h_foundation/scholarships/
Event:
4-H Century Families Applications Due

Any family 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 contact the 4-H Foundation office at (701) 231-7259 or your local extension office for more information.

Date:March 1, 2015
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/
Event:
Farming for the Bottom Line

The Northern Great Plains Research Station is teaming up with the NDSU Extension Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service and ND Ag Experiment Stations to provide an educational event for south Central North Dakota Producers. The event will be held at Bismarck State College: National Energy Center of Excellence.

Date:March 2, 2015
City:Bismarck, ND
Contact:
Jackie Buckley

Phone: 701.667.3340
Fax: 701.667.3348
E-mail: jackie.buckley@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.mandan.ars.usda.gov/
Event:
Commercial Greenhouse and Ornamental & Turf Recertification Training

Commercial Greenhouse and Ornamental & Turf recertification training for those renewing their certification.
Categories: Greenhouse, Ornamental & Turf, Research & Demo
Core: Ground
Location: Fargo Public Safety Building, 4630 15th Ave. N
PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Registration: 7:30am
Training: 8:30am – 4:00pm
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:March 4, 2015
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:
Hippology Contest

Held at the North Dakota Winter Show, contest will include test, stations, and team problem, but not horse judging classes.

Date:March 6, 2015
City:Valley City, ND
Contact:
Dean Aakre or Carrie Hammer

Phone: 701-231-8595
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: dean.aakre@ndsu.edu or carrie.hammer@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/programs_events/state_4_h_contests/horse_judging/
Event:
State 4-H Crop Judging

Held in conjunction with the North Dakota Winter Show.

Date:March 6, 2015
City:Valley City, 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/crop_judging/
Event:
State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest

Held in conjunction with North Dakota Winter Show

Date:March 7, 2015
City:Valley City, ND
Contact:
Dean Aakre or Justin Crosswhite

Phone: 701-231-8595
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: dean.aakre@ndsu.edu or justin.crosswhite@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/programs_events/state_4_h_contests/livestock_judging/
Event:
Pesticide Introductory Basic Core Training

This 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 category 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 category, Wood Preservation category or any of the 10 other use categories found in ND. The training also will describe the certification process and how to prepare for and take exams to obtain a pesticide certificate. Training will be statewide via Internet videocast.
Training: 8:30am – 4:00pm CDT

Date:March 9, 2015
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:
Mentorship (re)explained…

Mentors and mentorship are hot topics! While everyone may agree that this is a fundamental reason for success for our youth, what exactly does this mean? When you dig a little deeper, things are not what they seem. We will pull apart some myths, as well as look at the latest research and best practices in an interactive and thought-provoking session that will challenge the way you think about mentoring. Participants will gain knowledge about mentorship to help strengthen current programs and/or develop a new program. Presented by Joshua Kukowski and Brian McNeil from the University of MN Extension.

The University of Minnesota Extension and North Dakota State University Extension have partnered to offer the youth development brown bag webinar series since 2010. The purpose is to provide research-based information on hot topics, trends, and innovative programmatic efforts on content relevant to youth practitioners over the lunch hour (11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. CT). The free webinar format provides professional development opportunities for people who work with youth without the cost and travel usually incurred with workshops and conferences. Participants are able to ask questions and get answers in real-time, while the presenter conducts interactive discussions, questions, and polls for sharing and applying the information to participants’ work.

This webinar series is free to participants, but registration is required.

Date:March 11, 2015
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Sharon Query

Phone: 701-231-7251
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: sharon.query@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.extension.umn.edu/youth/training-events/yd-brown-bag-webinar-series/index.html
Event:
Commercial Pesticide Recertification Training

Commercial pesticide recertification training for those renewing their certification.
Categories: Ag Pest, Right-of-Way, Seed Treatment, Research & Demo
Core: Ground and Aerial/Ground
Location: Williston, Research Extension Center, 14120 Highway 2
PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Registration: 7:30am
Training: 8:30am – 4:00pm
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:March 12, 2015
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 Fumigation Recertification Training

Commercial Fumigation recertification training for those renewing their certification.
Category: Fumigation
Core: Ground
Location: Mohall, Renville County Extension, 202 Main St E
PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Registration: 9:30am
Training: 10:00am – 2:30pm
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:March 18, 2015
City:Mohall, 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 Fumigation Recertification Training

Commercial Fumigation recertification training for those renewing their certification.
Category: Fumigation
Core: Ground
Location: Hettinger, Research Extension Center, West Hwy 12, Room 101
PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Registration: 8:30am Mountain Time
Training: 9:00am – 1:30pm Mountain Time
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:March 18, 2015
City:Hettinger, 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 Fumigation Recertification Training

Commercial Fumigation recertification training for those renewing their certification.
Category: Fumigation
Core: Ground
Location: Williston, Williams County Broadway Commons Building, 302 E Broadway
PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Registration: 9:30am
Training: 10:00am – 2:30pm
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:March 18, 2015
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 Fumigation Recertification Training

Commercial Fumigation recertification training for those renewing their certification.
Category: Fumigation
Core: Ground
Location: Carrington, Research Extension Center, 663 Hwy 281 N
PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Registration: 9:30am
Training: 10:00am – 2:30pm
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:March 18, 2015
City:Carrington, 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 Fumigation Recertification Training

Commercial Fumigation recertification training for those renewing their certification.
Category: Fumigation
Core: Ground
Location: Lamoure County Extension, 202 4th Ave NE
PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Registration: 9:30am
Training: 10:00am – 2:30pm
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:March 18, 2015
City:LaMoure, 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 Pesticide Recertification Training

Commercial pesticide recertification training for those renewing their certification.
Categories: Ag Pest, Right-of-Way, Seed Treatment, Research & Demo
Core: Ground and Aerial/Ground
Location: Grand Forks Public Safety Center, 1220 S 52nd St
PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Registration: 7:30am
Training: 8:30am – 4:00pm
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:March 19, 2015
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:
Commercial Pesticide Recertification Training

Commercial pesticide recertification training for those renewing their certification.
Categories: Ag Pest, Right-of-Way, Seed Treatment, Research & Demo
Core: Ground and Aerial/Ground
Location: Bismarck, Burleigh County Extension Arena, 3715 E Bismarck Expressway
PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Registration: 7:30am
Training: 8:30am – 4:00pm
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:March 26, 2015
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:
4-H Shooting Sports State Air Rifle Match
Date:March 28, 2015
City:Devils Lake, ND
Contact:
Adrian Biewer

E-mail: Adrian.Biewer@ndsu.edu
Event:
Commercial Pesticide Recertification Training

Commercial pesticide recertification training for those renewing their certification.
Categories: Ag Pest, Right-of-Way, Seed Treatment, Research & Demo
Core: Ground and Aerial/Ground
Location: Fargodome, 1800 N University Dr
PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Registration: 7:00am
Training: 8:00am – 4:30pm
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:March 31, 2015
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:
National 4-H Conference - Washington DC

The National 4-H Conference is a week-long program for youth ages 15-19 held in April 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.

The National 4-H Conference also provides opportunities to make new friends and see the sites in our nation’s capitol. Applications are due August 1st. The trip is funded by the North Dakota 4-H Foundation.

Date:April 11 - 16, 2015
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:
Pesticide Introductory Basic Core Training

This 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 category 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 category, Wood Preservation category or any of the 10 other use categories found in ND. The training also will describe the certification process and how to prepare for and take exams to obtain a pesticide certificate. Training will be statewide via Internet videocast.
Training: 8:30am – 4:00pm CDT

Date:April 14, 2015
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:
HDFS, 4-H, HNES Spring Training
Date:April 14 - 17, 2015
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Cindy Selstedt

Phone: 701-231-8652
E-mail: cynthia.selstedt@ndsu.edu
Event:
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 26 - 27, 2015
City:Grand Forks, 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/
Event:
New Staff Orientation

Orientation for New Extension Staff.

Registration information will follow.

Date:May 4 - 6, 2015
City:Fargo, ND, ND
Contact:
Kris Holt

Phone: 701-231-9688
Fax: 701-231-5045
E-mail: kris.holt@ndsu.edu
Event:
Exploring 4-H: Hands-on Science

It has been found that youth who participate in science activities outside the classroom are more likely to become comfortable with science. If you are looking for some fun hands-on science, engineering and technology related activities this webinar will provide you with lesson plans and resources to enhance the programming of new and experienced staff or volunteers. The webinar content is targeted for grades 2-6 but applicable/adaptable to other age groups. Webinar presented by Linda Hauge and Sharon Smith with the NDSU Extension.

Date:May 13, 2015
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Sharon Query

Phone: 701-231-7251
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: sharon.query@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.extension.umn.edu/youth/training-events/yd-brown-bag-webinar-series/index.html
Event:
Pesticide Introductory Basic Core Training

This 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 category 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 category, Wood Preservation category or any of the 10 other use categories found in ND. The training also will describe the certification process and how to prepare for and take exams to obtain a pesticide certificate. Training will be statewide via Internet videocast.
Training: 8:30am – 4:00pm CDT

Date:May 19, 2015
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:
Building Strong and Effective Extension Programs (Phase 2 Orientation)

Becoming an effective Extension agent/specialist 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/specialist, 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 office.

Registration information will follow.

Date:May 27 - 29, 2015
City:Fargo, ND, ND
Contact:
Kris Holt

Phone: 701-231-9688
Fax: 701-231-5045
E-mail: kris.holt@ndsu.edu
Event:
Commercial Public Health Recertification Training

This training is for commercial pesticide applicators who work in mosquito control.
Categories: Public Health
Core: Ground and Aerial/Ground
Location: Fargo, NDSU, Quentin Burdick Building, Room 422
PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Registration: 9:00am
Training: 9:30am – 4:00pm
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 28, 2015
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 Recertification Training

This training is for commercial pesticide applicators who work in mosquito control.
Categories: Public Health
Core: Ground and Aerial/Ground
Location: Bismarck, Burleigh County Extension, 3715 E Bismarck Expressway
PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Registration: 9:00am
Training: 9:30am – 4:00pm
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 28, 2015
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 Recertification Training

This training is for commercial pesticide applicators who work in mosquito control.
Categories: Public Health
Core: Ground and Aerial/Ground
Location: Grand Forks, County Extension, 151 S 4th St, Suite 302
PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Registration: 9:00am
Training: 9:30am – 4:00pm
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 28, 2015
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:
Commercial Public Health Recertification Training

This training is for commercial pesticide applicators who work in mosquito control.
Categories: Public Health
Core: Ground and Aerial/Ground
Location: Williston, Research Extension Center, 14120 Hwy 2
PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Registration: 9:00am
Training: 9:30am – 4:00pm
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 28, 2015
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:
Dairy Judging

Dairy judging contest consists of five or six classes of dairy cows or heifers with oral reasons provided on three of the classes. Conducted with the FFA contest. Members of both organizations may enter both contests.

Date:June 2, 2015
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/
Event:
Meats Judging

Meat judging contest consists of identification of retail and wholesale cuts of meat. Judging of carcasses and cuts of meat. Participants give either oral reasons or answer questions on judging classes. There are three age divisions progressively more difficult as participants advance in years. Contact Dr. Rob Maddock for help with resources.

Date:June 5, 2015
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/
Event:
Citizenship Washington Focus

CWF is a leadership development opportunity at the national 4-H center. Week includes visits to Capital Hill, national monuments, etc. in Washington, DC. Cost is paid by participant or county 4-H program.

Date:June 7 - 13, 2015
City:Chevy Chase, MD
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:
Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF)

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.

CWF is held in June or July, and is open to any youth (ages 15-19) who apply. The cost is approximately $1600. Registration deadline is March 15th.

Date:June 7 - 13, 2015
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 SHooting Sports State Archery Match

The summer state archery match will be held at the ND 4-H Camp 3-D, Field Archery, and World Federation Archery

Date:June 12 - 14, 2015
City:Washburn, ND
Contact:
Adrian Biewer

E-mail: Adrian.Biewer@ndsu.edu
Event:
National FilmFest 4-H - St. Louis, MO

FilmFest 4-H is the national 4-H film festival. It will be held on June 14 – 17, 2015 in St. Louis, MO. For the past three years the ND 4-H Foundation has supported youth who have been interested in attending this event. It is a great opportunity for 4-H youth ages 11-18 to learn more about the many aspects of careers in films and to have a film that they have produced be showcased in front of many other 4-Her’s from across the United States. If you have youth or adult chaperones that might be interested in attending the 2015 FilmFest 4-H, please contact Linda Hauge linda.hauge@ndsu.edu 701.231.7964. You can check out the FilmFest 4-H web site at http://4h.missouri.edu/go/events/filmfest/

Date:June 14 - 17, 2015
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:
Extension Youth Conference

Extension Youth Conference will be June 15-18 on the NDSU campus. EYC is open to all youth who have finished the seventh grade; non 4-Hers are welcome.

Date:June 15 - 18, 2015
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/
Event:
Ambassador Elections

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.

Date:June 15 - 19, 2015
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/
Event:
4-H National Shooting Sports Invitational

4-H Teams have qualified in air rifle, shotgun, and archery to participate in the national match.

Date:June 21 - 26, 2015
City:Grand Island, NE
Contact:
Adrian.Biewer

E-mail: Adrian.Biewer@ndsu.edu
Event:
North Dakota State Fair

Entry of static exhibits Monday and Tuesday, July 13-14, State Fair opens Friday, July 17 through Saturday, July 25.

Date:July 17 - 25, 2015
City:Minot, ND
Contact:
Dean Aakre or Katie Tyler

Phone: 701-231-8595
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: dean.aakre@ndsu.edu or katherine.tyler@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://ndstatefair.com/
Event:
ND 4-H Film Festival

4-H Film Festival is held at the North Dakota State Fair on July 19. 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.

Date:July 19, 2015
City:Minot, ND
Contact:
Linda Hauge

Phone: 701-2317964
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: linda.hauge@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
State 4-H Communication Arts Contest

The Communication Arts contest will be held July 19th at the North Dakota State Fair. The Communication Arts program is open to any youth involved in Extension youth programs. It includes two age divisions: the preteen division (youth 8 to 12 years-old before Sept. 1) and the teen division (youth ages 13 to 18 before Sept. 1), the start of the current 4-H year.

Date:July 19, 2015
City:Minot, ND
Contact:
Sharon Query

Phone: 701-2315923
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: sharon.query@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
4-H Clothing Revue

Clothing Revue will be held at the North Dakota State Fair July 20th. 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.

Date:July 20, 2015
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 Project Expo

Project Expo will be held at the North Dakota State Fair on July 20th. 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 20, 2015
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 Consumer Choices Contest

Consumer Choices contest will be held July 21st at the North Dakota State Fair. 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 21, 2015
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:
Congress & Conference Application Deadline

Congress & Conference is open to 4-H members ages 15-19. An application process is required and trips are awarded each year.

Date:August 1, 2015
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:
Land Judging

More information to come!

Date:August 6, 2015
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/
Event:
4-H Shooting Sports Shotgun Match

The shotgun match will be held at Bismarck Capitol City Trap Range north of Bismarck. The Sporting Clays and Skeet will be at Capitol City Sporting Clays north of Menoken near Bismarck.

Date:August 8 - 9, 2015
City:Bismarck, ND
Contact:
Adrian.Biewer or Karla Meikle

E-mail: Karla.Meikle@ndsu.edu
Event:
Range Judging

More information to come!

Date:September 19, 2015
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/
Event:
National 4-H Week
Date:October 4 - 10, 2015
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:
National 4-H Youth Science Day

4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD) is an exciting, interactive learning experience that engages thousands of youth across the country in conducting the National Science Experiment.

Date:October 7, 2015
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.

Date:October 15, 2015
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/
Event:
National 4-H Congress

The National 4-H Congress is a 5-day conference for youth ages 15-19 held at the end of November 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.

Date:November 27 - December 2, 2015
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Natalie Singman

Phone: 701-2317259
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: natalie.singman@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
Lake Region Extension Roundup

Lake Region Extension Roundup Ag Show will celebrate its 36th anniversary with educational sessions including cutting edge information for the 2016 growing season. There is discussion on current agriculture issues and guest speakers both days. Commercial booths on site. Free breakfast and lunch served daily.

Date:January 5 - 6, 2016
City:Devils Lake, ND
Contact:
Bill Hodous

Phone: 701-662-7027
E-mail: bill.hodous@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/ramseycountyextension/
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