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Marketing Tips You Can Use

If you are looking to improve your marketing skills, take a look at the marketing materials available at Items range from the proper usage of NDSU and Extension logos to PowerPoint templates. In the coming months, more materials will be added to the website. If you would like something added to the “marketing toolbox,” contact Rich Mattern at (701) 231-6136.


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Calendar Needs Your Info


The NDSU online calendar soon will be more prominently displayed at, and the home page will feature an event or two each day. Send detailed information about events for the entire university and/or community to for possible inclusion.

More events are included in the Agriculture and University Extension calendar for statewide marketing, sharing among staff and attempts to avoid conflicts. Please enter field days, multicounty/regional meetings, in-service trainings, fairs, public educational events and more by logging in to the Ag Info Center.

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Write the Right Word - "then" & "than"


“Then” and “than” don’t mean the same thing and can’t be used interchangeably.

“Then” refers to a specific time. For example, “I can’t go on vacation then” or “He didn’t leave then.”

It also can mean immediately or soon after: “The rain stopped, then started again;” in next order of time: “We ate supper, then dessert;” in next order of place: “On her right is her dad, then her sister;” and in that case or under the circumstances: “If you are sick, then you should stay home.”

“Than” usually indicates comparison. For example, “The producer chose to plant corn rather than wheat.” It also may indicate choice or diversity: “I had no choice other than to leave immediately.” “We’d rather walk than drive.”

Ellen Crawford, (701) 231-5391,

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