Burleigh County Extension
We are gearing up for another great year at the North Dakota 4H camp. There is a camp for everyone. Camp themes range from fishing to shooting sports to science to photography and a little bit of everything in between.
Go! Bismarck-Mandan, our local healthy community coalition, aims to continuously bring people together to build a culture of health where we live, learn, work, and play. Walking does not require any special skills. It also does not require a gym membership or expensive equipment.
Rabbit and vole damage on shrubs this winter has been severe,
The Spring Fever Garden Forums will be held on Monday nights beginning on March 20 and going to April 10. A team of 12 educators will provide presentations on timely topics in gardening and landscaping. Sessions run from 6:30 to 8:30 CDT. The sessions are free and everyone is invited to attend.
Family mealtimes used to be the foundation of everyone’s day, but now about 30 to 35 percent of families eat together less than three times a week, despite research showing the benefits of family meals. The North Dakota State University Extension Service is launching “The Family Table: Eat, Savor, Connect,” a program to provide families with tips, meal plans, recipes and conversation starters to help make family meals a reality.
After focusing successfully on crop production for the past two years, the 2017 edition of “Farming and Ranching for the Bottom Line” will put more attention on beef cattle topics. The unique event, scheduled for February 28 at Bismarck State College, is a joint effort of the Area 4 Soil Conservation Districts, USDA’s ARS and NRCS, NDSU’s Extension Service and Agricultural Experiment Station, and BSC.
The North Dakota State University Extension Service launched the Field to Fork campaign in 2016 to increase people’s knowledge of growing, transporting, processing and preserving fruits and vegetables safely. Vegetables that grow well in North Dakota, food safety and wine making are among the topics for this year’s Field to Fork webinars.
To assist North Dakota’s farm and ranch families in planning for long-term care expenses, NDSU Extension Service, in cooperation with University of Minnesota Extension, is planning a number of Long-term Health Care Planning for North Dakota Farmers and Ranchers workshops for North Dakotans. These workshops will outline what long-term care is, the statistics on the probability of needing long-term care, some of the terms involved, an explanation of the federal Medicare and Medicaid program qualification guidelines, and methods for paying for long-term care.
North Dakota’s State Board of Agricultural Research and Education (SBARE) is requesting applications for membership on the board for a position representing the 10-county area of Sheridan, Wells, Eddy, Foster, Stutsman, Kidder, Burleigh, Emmons, Logan and McIntosh counties.
The vent on your clothes dryer is a critical component that filters lint, dust and other debris from the dryer's cabinet. If you have experienced any of the following problems, it may be best to take a look at your outside vent checking that no snow is blocking it and/or replace the vent with an newer more efficient style.