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Event:
Field to Fork Webinars (FREE) 2:00pm to 3:00pm

The webinars are free of charge.

Topics that will be covered are:
  • Feb. 14: Great Seeds and Where to Buy Them in 2018 – Tom Kalb, NDSU Extension horticulturist
  • Feb. 21: Tomatoes, Peppers and Cucumbers: A Snapshot of NDSU’s High-tunnel Research Project – Kyla Splichal, horticulture research specialist, NDSU Williston Research Extension Center
  • Feb. 28: GMOs: Separating Fact From Emotion – Esther McGinnis, assistant professor and NDSU Extension horticulturist
  • March 7: Gardening in Small Spaces – Yolanda Schmidt, NDSU Extension agent, agriculture and natural resources, Pierce County
  • March 14: The Health Benefits of Gardening – Julie Garden-Robinson, NDSU Extension food and nutrition specialist
  • March 21: Developing and Selling Food Products That are Safe and Tasty – Clifford Hall, professor, food science, NDSU Plant Sciences Department
  • March 28: Weed Management and Soil Fertility for Organic Vegetable Production
    – Greta Gramig, associate professor, NDSU Plant Sciences Department
  • April 4: North Dakota Cottage Food Law – Julie Wagendorf, director, North Dakota Department of Health, Division of Food and Lodging
  • April 11: Pesticide Safety: Minimizing Exposure – Andrew Thostenson, NDSU Extension Pesticide Program specialist
  • April 18: Safe Food Sampling at Farmers Markets and Other Venues – Suzanne Driessen, Extension educator, food science, University of Minnesota
  • April 25: Using Scarce Resources: Square Foot Gardening and Raised Beds – Todd Weinmann, NDSU Extension agent, agriculture and natural resources – horticulture, Cass County
Date:February 14 - April 25, 2018
City:Webinar, ND
Contact:Web site: https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/fieldtofork
Event:
Spring Fever Garden Forums

NDSU Extension Service is offering a series of forums to gardeners across the state. A team of university experts will present information on timely topics in gardening and landscaping.

Specialists will give short presentations and then answer your questions. Topics include:
 Black Currants
 Display Gardens
 Healthy Plants
 High-Value Crops
 Horticulture Therapy
 New Elms
 New Pests in ND
 Organic Gardening
 Ornamental Grass
 Small Trees
 Starting Seeds
 Tough Trees

Presentations are made before a live audience in Fargo and delivered to NDSU Extension offices across the state. Gardeners may also participate online on their home computers.

All gardeners are welcome and everything is free. Pre-Register is Requested.

Please register at:
http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/springfever or
https://tinyurl.com/y7sexxt9

Date:March 19 - April 9, 2018
City:Minot, ND
Contact:
Tom Kalb, Extension Horticulturist

Web site: http
Event:
Spring Fever Garden Forum

NDSU is offering a series of forums to help you care for your yard and garden. Live presentations from NDSU will be delivered to Extension offices across the state. Free samples of bulbs and seeds will be provided. Gardeners may participate online or home. All forums run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Registration is required. The sessions are free.

Topic for April 2 is Trees: Small Statured Ornamental Trees; Elms for North Dakota; and Tough Trees for Tough Sites.

Date:April 2, 2018
City:Grand Forks, ND
Contact:
Carrie Knutson

Phone: 701-780-8229
Fax: 701-780-8309
E-mail: carrie.knutson@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/springfever/
Event:
Spring Fever Garden Forum

NDSU is offering a series of forums to help you care for your yard and garden. Live presentations from NDSU will be delivered to Extension offices across the state. Free samples of bulbs and seeds will be provided. Gardeners may participate online or home. All forums run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Registration is required. The sessions are free.

Topic for April 9 is Special Topics: Invasive Insects to Watch Out For; Preventing Diseases in Your Yard; and Research on High-Value Crops.

Date:April 9, 2018
City:Grand Forks, ND
Contact:
Carrie Knutson

Phone: 701-780-8229
Fax: 701-780-8309
E-mail: carrie.knutson@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/springfever/
Event:
Cover Crops for Soil Health

Soil salinity and a short growing season poses challenges to cover cropping in Cavalier County. This workshop will include information regarding soil testing before planting, recent experiences, cover crop selection process and their role for preventing soil erosion and improving soil health.

Date:April 11, 2018
City:Langdon, ND
Contact:
Anitha Chirumamilla and Naeem Kalwar

Phone: (701) 256-2582
E-mail: Chirumamilla, Anitha and naeem.kalwar@ndsu.edu
Event:
Ally Training

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Kara Gavely Stack will introduce interested employees to the concept of becoming an Ally.

Via Skype

More information will follow.

Date:April 11, 2018
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Deb Gebeke

Phone: 701-231-7179
E-mail: debra.gebeke@ndsu.eu
Event:
Lake Region 4-H Project Day

A day where a multitude of projects areas are available for 4-H members from Ramsey County and surrounding counties are invited to participate in.

Date:April 14, 2018
City:Devils Lake, ND
Contact:
Brenda Langerud

Phone: 701-662-7027
E-mail: brenda.langerud@ndsu.edu
Web site: https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/ramseycountyextension/
Event:
Gardening Saturday

Gardening Saturday is April 14th at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. Sponsored by the NDSU Extension Service Grand Forks County and Grand Forks Horticultural Society. The day-long event features a keynote speaker and includes multiple breakout sessions with local experts presenting a variety of gardening topics. The registration fee covers all of the day’s events including the educational programs, gardening vendors, breaks, lunch, a free perennial, and lots of great gardening camaraderie. For more information visit the website or call 701-780-8229.

Date:April 14, 2018
City:Grand Forks, ND
Contact:
Carrie Knutson

Phone: 701-780-8229
Fax: 701-780-8309
E-mail: carrie.knutson@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.gardeningsaturday.info/
Event:
Ally Training

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Kara Gavely Stack will introduce interested employees to the concept of becoming an Ally.

Via Skype

More information will follow.

Date:April 18, 2018
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Deb Gebeke

Phone: 701-231-7179
E-mail: debra.gebeke@ndsu.edu
Event:
Turning 65: Medicare Basics

Plan ahead on turning 65 of learn more about Medicare if already 65+.
Learn basics of Medicare including terminology, Coverage of different plans, Medicare A/B/C & D, the Medicare initial visit, Medicare Preventative Services, and review of supplement plans.

Date:April 20, 2018
City:Killdeer, ND
Contact:
Janet Wanek

Phone: 701-764-5593
E-mail: janet.wanek@ndsu.edu
Web site: https://www.facebook.com/NDSUextensiondunncounty/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel
Event:
Ward Cty 4-H Youth Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) Training

Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) is now active. All youth showing RABBITS, POULTRY, BEEF, DAIRY CATTLE, GOATS, SHEEP, and SWINE are REQUIRED to be certified BY JULY 15, 2018 for the 2018 NDSF or NOT allowed to exhibit.

Instructor Lead Training 4/24/18 4p-6p $3/youth; Pass Quiz with 70%

Date:April 24, 2018
City:Minot, ND
Contact:
Emily Goff

Phone: 701-857-6450
Fax: 701-857-6450
E-mail: emily.goff@ndsu.edu
Event:
Farm Business Management Workshop

Introduction to Farm Business Management for Ag Producers. Trying to get young producers on the right track and help other producers maximize their operations. Levi Helmuth will present and run through local scenarios. Food will be provided. Limited to 24 RSVP to the Dunn County Extension with Name, phone number and email. Thanks!!

Date:April 24, 2018
City:Killdeer, ND
Contact:
Greg Benz

Phone: 701-764-5593
E-mail: gregory.benz@ndsu.edu
Event:
Support Staff Conference 2018

Fargo Holiday Inn

Date:April 24 - 27, 2018
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Elizabeth Cronin

Phone: 701-231-7881
E-mail: elizabeth.cronin@ndsu.edu
Web site: https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/conferences/2018-support-staff-conference
Event:
Advance Care Planning Seminar

Advance Care Planning is a process that helps you think about, talk about, and write down your choices for future health care decisions.
2-3pm
NDSU Memorial Union
Badlands Room

Date:April 26, 2018
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Jane Strommen

Phone: 7012315948
E-mail: jane.strommen@ndsu.edu
Event:
Mountrail County Home & Garden Show

The 2nd annual Mountrail County Home & Garden Show is Scheduled for Friday April 27 from 3 – 8 pm with Keynote Speaker Dr. John Ball presenting at 6:30 pm. Dr. John Ball is a South Dakota State University Professor of Forestry and is a tree expert. Admission is free to this event and there is fun for the whole family. Event has many hands-on workshops for both adults and youth. Many vendors will be there to answer questions and sell their products. Come learn, get great buys and good food sold by area organizations.

Some workshops include: building garden planters, seed and plant potting, pot painting, Artisian no-knead bread-making, hypertufa pot making, bonsai tree demo, flower arranging, and Kobucha (fermented tea & honey) making.

Date:April 27 - 28, 2018
City:Stanley, ND
Contact:
Lynnette Vachal

Phone: 701-628-2835
E-mail: lynnette.vachal@ndsu.edu
Event:
Ward County 4-H Communication Arts Contest

Ward County 4-H members showcase their public speaking abilities at the annual 4-H Communication Arts Contest

Date:May 1, 2018
City:Minot, ND
Contact:
Emily Goff

Phone: 701-857-6450
Fax: 701-857-6454
E-mail: emily.goff@ndsu.edu