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the transformational education process

Transforming Lives Through Education

In transformational education, Extension staff make a conscious and continued effort to provide information in a way that will serve as a catalyst for individual and community change.

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Hans Kandel in soybean field

Education Helps Soybean Farmers Get It Right

NDSU Extension Service, in partnership with the North Dakota Soybean Council, created a series of meetings called “Getting it Right in Soybean Production” to educate producers about all management aspects of growing soybeans.

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Former Cass County Extension agent Jacob Maurer (NDSU photo)

Ag Producers Adopt New Technologies

NDSU Extension helps ag producers adopt new technologies and adapt to new ways of farming.

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Exyension delivers programs in innovative ways

Extension Delivers Programs in Innovative Ways

One of the goals of the NDSU Extension Service is to enable lifelong learning. Determining the most appropriate way to deliver its programs can be as important as developing them.

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Shaundra Ziemann-Bolinske demonstrating a pH meter

Growers Learn Safe Food-handling Practices

NDSU Extension’s Field to Fork program is a collaborative effort to improve people’s knowledge of growing, transporting, processing and preserving produce.

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Stress in agriculture doesn't just stop in the field.

Extension Helps Producers in Stressful Times

In the summer of 2017, with much of North Dakota facing drought conditions and dropping commodity prices, NDSU Extension Service agents and specialists recognized a need to help farmers and ranchers who were experiencing persistent stress levels that were negatively impacting their lives.

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Extension specialists created 6 fact sheets, developed or updated 50 publications, gave presentations at 12 meetings, sent otu 27 news releases and conducted more than 40 news media interviews.

Drought Information Helps Producers

Once drought became a real possibility in late spring 2017, NDSU Extension specialists, agents and administrators strategized how they could help farmers and ranchers.

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Corn Silage Sampling

Corn Silage Sampling Project Benefits Beef Producers

In response to questions from North Dakota beef producers about ways to optimize their silage quality, the NDSU Extension Service launched a corn silage research project in early 2017.

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Lead Local

Leadership Development Benefits Rural N.D.

Lead Local teaches participants about ethics, parliamentary procedure and conflict resolution, to help people develop the skills and confidence to serve effectively.

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Cattle Bale Grazing

Bale Grazing Shows Promise

NDSU Extension study shows advantages of bale grazing, the practice of allowing livestock to graze hay bales in a hayfield or improved pasture.

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Cow Vaccination

Extension Proactive on Animal Health

The veterinary feed directive (VFD) changes the way livestock producers buy certain antibiotics.

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4-H Teaching Leadership

4-H Leadership Opportunities Teach Lifelong Skills

There are several national and statewide leadership development opportunities available to North Dakota youth through 4-H, an NDSU Extension program.

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4-H Youth Science Day Participation

STEM Projects Challenge Youth

Thousands of U.S. youth, including kids for North Dakota, receive hands-on experience in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through the 4-H National Youth Science Day experiment every October.

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4-H Archery (Photo: NDSU)

4-H Enrollment Efforts Pay Off

4-H enrollment more than doubled in some North Dakota counties in the past five years.

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