NDSU Extension - Grand Forks County


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Diabetes Prevention Program Jan 15, 2019 - Jan 07, 2020 — NDSU Extension, 151 S 4th St S302, Grand Forks
Baby Signs Jan 19, 2019 - Feb 23, 2019 — The Link, 300 Cherry Street, Grand Forks
Active Parenting 5 to 12 years Jan 31, 2019 - Mar 14, 2019 — Valley Middle School
Active Parenting of Teens Feb 04, 2019 - Mar 04, 2019
Lifestyle Coach Training Feb 25, 2019 - Feb 26, 2019 — NDSU Extension Grand Forks County
Active Parenting First Five Years Feb 27, 2019 - Mar 20, 2019 — Grand Forks Head Start Center, 3600 6th Ave N
Private Pesticide Certification Feb 27, 2019 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM — Good Friends, Larimore
Private Pesticide Certification Mar 14, 2019 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM — Grand Forks County Office Bldg, 151 S 4th St, 6th floor
2019 Gardening Saturday Apr 06, 2019 08:00 AM - 04:15 PM — Alerus Center, Grand Forks
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GF County 4-H Outreach Programs

Experience Agriculture, Special Assignment: Pizza! and 4-H Shooting Sports Program


Experience Agriculture, Special Assignment: Pizza! is a collaborative program between the ND Farm Bureau and NDSU Extension in Walsh, Pembina and Grand Forks Counties.  This program is designed to give students a hands-on learning opportunity regarding the agricultural products that are raised in the local area.

For approximately one and a quarter hours, fourth grade students from Walsh, Pembina and Grand Forks counties visit a series of seven booths, each of which describes an agricultural product produced right here in the Red River Valley.  Themes of the seven booths are: nutrition, dairy products, fruits and vegetables, sugar, beef and pork products, wheat, and oil products.  In the process of visiting and participating in the hands-on activities at each booth the students come to realize that the agricultural products that are produced right here, can be made into something every fourth grader is familiar with, PIZZA!

In the fruits and vegetables booth the participants become familiar with different fruit and vegetable seeds and then take their chances at identifying fruits and vegetables in the "Mystery Boxes".  The dairy booth teaches about all of the products that come from milk; especially cheese.  In the beef and pork booth, the students learn about different kinds of meat while playing "Squeal of Fortune".  In the nutrition booth the students take part in "MyPlate Bingo" while learning about the importance of eating the right foods.  In the sugar booth, participants get to look at and touch actual sugar beets and then see how the beets are processed into sugar.  In the wheat booth, they actually get to take turns grinding wheat into flour!

Since pizza is an extremely popular food among children, this educational program is designed to help them relate the foods they are eating to agriculture.  We want our youth to realize that food actually comes from agriculture long before it arrives on grocery store shelves.

Fourth graders come to this event from Grand Forks County, Walsh County and Pembina County.  Classes are scheduled in groups of 1-20 (with an adult for each group) over a three day period.  More than 900 fourth grade students attend the Experience Agriculture, Special Assignment: Pizza! program.


4-H Shooting Sports

Black Powder

Black Powder sessions are for Youth ages 11 to 18 (no exceptions).  Weekly sessions are held at the East Grand Forks Rod and Gun Club for 8 weeks starting in June for 12 weeks.  There is a fee per participant to attend and equipment will be provided (bring your own ear protection).



For information about GF County 4-H Outreach Programs in your area contact:

NDSU Extension
Grand Forks County 4-H
151 4th Street S., S302
Grand Forks, ND  58201-4715

701-780-8309 fax

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