NDSU Extension Service - Burleigh County


4-H Achievement Day's 2015

2015 Achievement Days InviteThe 4-H Achievement Days is the culmination of the 4-H Year and you are cordially invited to attend the Burleigh County 4-H Achievement Days on July 7-10 at the Burleigh County 4-H Building and the Missouri Valley Complex Outdoor Arena. 


Click here for the complete schedule!

We look forward to having you spend

some time with us and our 4-H members this week!


Burleigh County Extension

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Safe and Fun Alternatives to Fireworks

Sparklers can burn at temperatures as hot at 2,000 degrees. These high temperatures combined with the excitement of your child and short arms can be a recipe for disaster.

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Assessing Tree Damage

With the recent severe storms that have moved through the area this past weekend, many individuals experienced tree damage. Before writing off a damaged tree as a goner, ask yourself the following questions:

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Safety of Frozen Foods after a Power Failure

The No. 1 rule if the power goes out is to keep the fridge or freezer door closed to keep the cold air inside. This helps prevent food spoilage, or thawing. Freezers and refrigerators should be equipped with thermometers. When anticipating a power failure, set the refrigerator and freezer temperature to the coldest setting to build up a cooling reserve.

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Hunter Education - Aug 17 - October 3, 2015

Burleigh and Morton County Offer Youth Focused Hunter’s Education Class

Burleigh and Morton County extension offices in partnership with the North Dakota Game and Fish will be offering a six week hunter’s education class geared to area youth starting Aug 17. The class will run on Monday’s from 6-8:30p with the last class being Sept 28. There will be no class on Sept 7.

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2015 Food Preservation Classes - June 18 to Sept. 30

Summer Food Preservation Classes

Are you participating in a co-op, gardening or visiting the local farmer's markets?

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How Much Sleep do we Really Need?

Sleep needs vary across ages and are especially impacted by lifestyle and health.

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Rhubarb Froze: Safe or Not

In the Bismarck-Mandan area, we have experienced a late spring freeze and many are questioning the rhubarb and asparagus growing. Is it safe to consume, could it be poisonous, and what should I be doing with it?

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Small Grain and Broadleaf Plants in Cool Temperatures

Small grain and corn growing points currently are below ground and protected from short-term cold air temperatures. Wheat and barley growing points remain below ground until the jointing stage (5.5 leaves on the main stem), and the corn growing point does not emerge above ground until the V6 stage (6 collared leaves).

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An Adventure Awaits You at 4-H Camp

We are gearing up for another great year at the North Dakota 4H camp.

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Planning Food for a Graduation or Confirmation This Month?

It is important to know the safe steps to handling and serving food to groups such as church dinners, family gatherings or events.

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