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NDSU Extension/Foster County

NDSU Extension - Foster County

NDSU Extension Service in Foster County gives local residents easy access to the resources and expertise of North Dakota State University. Through educational programs, publications, and events, extension agents deliver unbiased, research-based information to Foster County citizens. We can answer your questions on a wide array of topics. To find out how we can help you, browse our site or contact us by email or phone.

Office hours are: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closed from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Central Time)

 

                                                                Shop Talk - Soil Health Program

I have been working with Paul DuBourt of the Foster County NRCS and Tim Becker, Eddy County ANR Agent, in presenting a Shop Talk – Soil Health program.  We travel to a producer’s farm, invite his neighbors, and provide the program in the producer’s farm shop. Paul demonstrates the NRCS rain simulator that shows water infiltration and water run off on conventional till, no-till, native grass, cover crop and saline soil samples.  I discuss the carbon nitrogen cycle and its effect in building soil organic matter, as well as the importance of organic matter to soil health. Tim discusses the economics of healthy soils from the stand point of high soil organic matter, using cover crops, and no-tilling.  We plan to continue the program into the fall and winter.  

                                                                   Project Exploration Day

 

The annual Foster County 4-H Project Exploration Day was held Thursday, October 29 at the Ag. Ed. Building of the Carrington High School.  Seven different “activities” were offered.  A total of six two-hour sessions were offered ranging from candle making (above picture) to woodworking to Christmas candy making, to photography, etc.  Sessions were presented by extension agents and 4-H leaders.  A total of 40 youth participated in the one day event.

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