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Event:
Weigh 2 Change

Weigh 2 Change is a structured program developed specifically to prevent type 2 diabetes. Trained lifestyle coaches from the NDSU Extension Service lead the program to help you change certain aspects of your lifestyle like eating healthier, reducing stress, and getting more physical activity. The program also includes group support from others who share your goals and struggles. This is not a fad diet or an exercise class. And it’s not a quick fix. It’s a year long program focused on long-term changes and lasting results. A year might sound like a long commitment, but learning new habits, gaining new skills, and building confidence takes time.

Date:February 28, 2017 - February 27, 2018
City:Grand Forks, ND
Contact:
Molly Soeby

Phone: 701-780-8229
Fax: 701-780-8309
E-mail: molly.soeby@ndsu.edu
Web site: https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/grandforkscountyextension/diabetes-prevention/diabetes-prevention
Event:
New 4-H Year

More information to come!

Date:September 1, 2017
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Natalie Hilgers

Phone: 701-231-7259
E-mail: natalie.hilgers@ndsu.edu
Web site: https://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
Active Parenting for Stepfamilies

This discussion and video-based program is the perfect way to learn the skills and techniques helpful for successfully building and nurturing a blended family.

Date:September 7, 2017
City:Minot, ND
Contact:
Holly Arnold

Phone: 701-857-6450
Fax: 701.857-6454
E-mail: holly.arnold@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/WardCountyExtension
Event:
Signing

This is an awesome opportunity to learn basic sign language to use with young children. Signing is an effective, fun way to decrease frustration between you and your child.

Date:September 11, 2017
City:Mino, ND
Contact:
Holly Arnold

Phone: 701-857-6450
Fax: 701-857-6454
E-mail: holly.arnold@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/wardcountyextension
Event:
Parenting the Love and Logic Way®

Love and Logic is a video based parenting class for parents of young children. The five sessions illustrate parenting techniques that emphasize respect, empathy, logic and limits. Learn to put the fun in parenting.

Date:September 12, 2017
City:Minot, ND
Contact:
Holly Arnold

Phone: 701-857-6450
Fax: 701-857-6454
E-mail: holly.arnold@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/wardcountyextension
Event:
Big Iron

The NDSU Extension Service has an exhibit area (3 or 4 tables) in the Hartl Ag Building at Big Iron on September 12-13-14, 2017 (Tuesday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Wednesday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Thursday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm). This as an excellent opportunity to represent NDSU, provide education to the people of North Dakota, and gather input from farmers and agribusiness.

The Big Iron Farm Show is the largest farm show in the upper Midwest with 900+ exhibit booths, training sessions, demonstrations and countless opportunities to connect with peers. Companies display their most innovative agricultural equipment and technology. Some 70,000 farmers, ranchers and agricultural enthusiasts from around the world come to the Red River Valley to experience first-hand our diversified agricultural practices. Big Iron is a leader in providing producers the opportunity to visit with specialists from many ag-related fields, and to participate in seminars and in-field demonstrations to learn about the latest cutting-edge agricultural products, equipment, technology and services. The complete schedule is on the web at http://bigironfarmshow.com/

FIELD DEMONSTRATIONS

Alternative Grain Storage Options

What are the options for alternative grain storage? Ken Hellevang, NDSU Extension Service Agricultural Engineer will describe the fundamentals of successfully storing grain in grain bags and in properly prepared and managed covered piles. He will also focus on important safety practices associated with temporary grain storage.

Industry representatives will show and describe options for modular bunker walls, aeration fans, wireless fan control system, wireless temperature probes, and pile or bunker covers or tarps. Industry representatives will also show and describe grain bags and the equipment to fill and unload the bags. There will be time to examine the equipment and interact with industry representatives.

Effects of Tile Drainage

How does tile drainage effect the physical and chemical properties of soil? The Big Iron Demonstration Field was tiled in 2012. Now, five years later, come to the Demonstration Field each afternoon during the 2017 Big Iron Show to see the impacts “close up”. Soil pits will be dug to expose the tile drain pipes, and areas between tiles, to compare the effects of tile drainage on soils. NDSU Extension engineering, agronomy and soil specialists will be on hand to discuss the impacts of tile drainage on soils and crop production.

Date:September 12 - 14, 2017
City:West Fargo, ND
Contact:
Kenneth Hellevang

Phone: 701-231-7243
Fax: 701-231-1008
E-mail: kenneth.hellevang@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://bigironfarmshow.com/
Event:
EFNEP/FNP Annual Conference 2017

Inservice training for EFNEP/FNP staff at the Cobblestone Inn & Suites in Devils Lake. Training includes topics on nutrition and program management.

Date:September 12 - 14, 2017
City:Devils Lake, ND
Contact:
Susan Finneseth

Phone: 701-231-7254
E-mail: susan.finneseth@ndsu.edu
Event:
Parents Forever

Parents Forever is a research-based educational program that puts parents on the path to minimizing stress for themselves and their children. Participants learn how to make informed, child-supportive decisions so children will come through separation or divorce having a positive relationship with both parents vs. feeling caught in the middle of their parent’s conflict.

Date:September 13, 2017
City:Minot, ND
Contact:
Holly Arnold

Phone: 701-857-6450
Fax: 701-857-6454
E-mail: holly.arnold@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/WardCountyExtension
Event:
Social & Emotional Learning in Practice: An Online Toolkit

Youth Development Brown Bag Webinar

Presenters: Kate Walker, Extension specialist in youth work practice and Margo Herman, Extension educator, University of Minnesota Extension

Social and emotional learning (SEL) includes learning to be aware of and manage emotions, work well with others and work hard when faced with challenges. This webinar takes a tour through the toolkit’s activities, templates and tools organized around four ways to help support staff and youth in SEL. Participants will discover how they can apply the activities in the SEL toolkit to their programming.

Date:September 13, 2017
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Meagan Scott

Phone: 701-231-7964
E-mail: meagan.scott@ndsu.edu
Web site: https://www.ndsu.edu/4h/
Event:
Active Parenting for Stepfamilies
Date:September 14, 2017
City:Minot, ND
Contact:
Holly Arnold

Phone: 701-857-6450
Fax: 701-857-6454
E-mail: holly.arnold@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/WardCountyExtension
Event:
Signing

This is an awesome opportunity to learn basic sign language to use with young children. Signing is an effective, fun way to decrease frustration between you and your child.

Date:September 18, 2017
City:Minot, ND
Contact:
Holly Arnold

Phone: 701-857-6450
Fax: 701-857-6454
E-mail: holly.arnold@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/wardcountyextension
Event:
SE District Meeting

Annual update for staff in the SE District

Date:September 19, 2017
City:Jamestown, ND
Contact:
Ron Wiederholt

Phone: 701.231.7171
E-mail: ron.wiederholt@ndsu.edu
Event:
Parenting the Love and Logic Way®

Love and Logic is a video based parenting class for parents of young children. The five sessions illustrate parenting techniques that emphasize respect, empathy, logic and limits. Learn to put the fun in parenting.

Date:September 19, 2017
City:Minot, ND
Contact:
Holly Arnold

Phone: 701-857-6450
Fax: 701-857-6454
E-mail: holly.arnold@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/wardcountyextension
Event:
Cooking with Kids & the Family Table

Tuesday, September 19
6:00-7:00pm

Join us for an evening where we will talk about cooking with kids, using slow cookers & the benefits of eating around the family table. Kids will be able to participate in the activities too.

This event is free, plus you’ll have a chance to win door prizes!!

Held at West River Head Start, 1004 7th St. SW, Mandan

Registration required

Register by calling 701-667-3340 or online www.tinyurl.com/region7prc

Individuals with disabilities are invited to request reasonable accommodations to participate in NDSU-sponsored programs and events. To request accommodation(s), please contact NDSU Extension Morton County, at 701-667-3340 at least one week prior to make arrangements.

Date:September 19, 2017
City:Mandan, ND, ND
Contact:
Liz Larson

Phone: 701-667-3342
Fax: 701-667-3348
E-mail: liz.larson@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.tinyurl.com/region7prc
Event:
Parenting the Love and Logic Way®

Love and Logic is a video based parenting class for parents of young children. The five sessions illustrate parenting techniques that emphasize respect, empathy, logic and limits. Learn to put the fun in parenting.

Date:September 20, 2017
City:Towner, ND
Contact:
Callie Johnson

Phone: 701-537-5405
E-mail: callie.johnson@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/mchenrycountyextenion
Event:
State Range Judging Contest

The state range judging contest is held in conjunction with FFA at the USDA-ARS station in Mandan and includes practices sites on the first day and the contest starting mid-morning on the second day (September 21).

Date:September 20 - 21, 2017
City:Mandan, ND
Contact:
Kevin Sedivec or Dean Aakre

Phone: 701-231-7647or231-8595
E-mail: kevin.sedivec@ndsu.edu or dean.aakre@ndsu.edu
Web site: https://www.ndsu.edu/4h/programs_events/state_4_h_contests/range_judging/
Event:
Basic Beginnings: Growing Together

Are you the parent of an infant, toddler, or expecting a new baby? Growing Together will cover topics including learning and play.
Growing Together series are Wednesdays: September 20 and 27, October 11 and 18, 2017.
Questions? Contact Liz at the Parent Resource Center at 701-667-3342.
Want to register? Call First Choice Clinic in Bismarck at 701-751-7656.
Learn more about Basic Beginnings at www.ag.ndsu.edu/basicbeginnings or call Liz at the Parent Resource Center at 701-667-3342.

Date:September 20 - October 18, 2017
City:Bismarck, ND
Contact:
Liz Larson

Phone: 701-667-3342
E-mail: liz.larson@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.tinyurl.com/region7prc
Event:
Active Parenting of Stepfamilies
Date:September 21, 2017
City:Minot, ND
Contact:
Holly Arnold

Phone: 701-857-6450
Fax: 701-857-6454
E-mail: holly.arnold@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/WardCountyExtension
Event:
Signing

This is an awesome opportunity to learn basic sign language to use with young children. Signing is an effective, fun way to decrease frustration between you and your child.

Date:September 25, 2017
City:Minot, ND
Contact:
Holly Arnold

Phone: 701-857-6450
Fax: 701-857-6454
E-mail: holly.arnold@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/wardcountyextension
Event:
Active Parenting, Now in 3!

Are your kids between the ages of 5-12? This three-session series of Active Parenting will cover topics such as building courage and character, using effective discipline skills, teaching responsibility, and building active communication techniques. Plus many more topics!
Sessions are September 25, October 9 and 16, 2017.
Limited child care spots are available for children.
Growing Futures credits for child care providers are not available.

Date:September 25 - October 16, 2017
City:Mandan, ND
Contact:
Liz Larson

Phone: 701-667-3342
E-mail: liz.larson@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.tinyurl.com/region7prc
Event:
SW District Conference
Date:September 26, 2017
City:Bismarck, ND
Contact:
Jim Gray

Phone: 701-328-9716
E-mail: jim.gray@ndsu.edu
Event:
Parenting the Love and Logic Way®

Love and Logic is a video based parenting class for parents of young children. The five sessions illustrate parenting techniques that emphasize respect, empathy, logic and limits. Learn to put the fun in parenting.

Date:September 26, 2017
City:Minot, ND
Contact:
Holly Arnold

Phone: 701-857-6450
Fax: 701-857-6454
E-mail: holly.arnold@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/wardcountyextension
Event:
Including Cover Crops into Farming Systems Field Day

Learning about the benefits of cover crops and how they can be used as part of an interseeding system will be the focus of a North Dakota State University Extension Service field day on Sept. 26.

The half day of educational sessions and field visits will be at the NDSU campus research plots at the corner of 15th Ave. North and 18th Street North in Fargo. The sessions begin at 8 a.m. and end at 1:30 p.m.

The field day will feature information about 32 different cover crop species and how they can fit into a farming operation. In addition, a soybean research plot interseeded with cover crops will be showcased. At a third station the effect of cover crops on soil health will be discussed.

Participants also will visit by bus the field research and demonstration plots near Hickson. Stops include cover crop interseeded corn fields, and a research site investigating the effect of cover crops on soil health and fertility when interseeded in corn.

Date:September 26, 2017
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Hans Kandel

Phone: 701-231-8135
E-mail: hans.kandel@ndsu.edu
Web site: https://goo.gl/forms/dM3lVdsUsO0s2rd52
Event:
Parenting the Love & Logic Way®
Date:September 27, 2017
City:Towner, ND
Contact:
Callie Johnson

Phone: 701-537-5405
E-mail: callie.johnson@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/WardCountyExtension
Event:
Marketing Club Facilitators Conference

Whether you facilitate a market club, want to start a market club, or just want to get updates on the latest topics affecting agriculture today, you are welcome.

Carrington Research Extension Center
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (estimated schedule)
A $10 lunch fee will be collected at the registration table.
Email paulann.haakenson@ndsu.edu if you plan to attend (for meal counts).

Date:September 28, 2017
City:Carrington, ND
Contact:
Frayne Olson

Phone: 701-231-7377
E-mail: frayne.olson@ndsu.edu or sandy.osborne@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ndsu.edu/farmmanagement
Event:
Active Parenting of Stepfamilies
Date:September 28, 2017
City:Minot, ND
Contact:
Holly Arnold

Phone: 701-857-6450
Fax: 701-857-6454
E-mail: holly.arnold@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/WardCountyExtension
Event:
Love and Logic

Love and Logic strategies are introduced to reduce whining, arguing and complaining. Avoid power struggles and create effective limits. Learn what to do when your kids leave you speechless! And much more…
Sessions are September 28, October 12, 17, 24 and November 2, 2017.
6:00-6:30 PM Meal Available.
6:30-8:00 PM Class Session.
Register through the Wilton Public Schools at 701-734-6331.
Location details given when you call.
Child care available, spots are limited.
Growing Futures credits for child care providers are not available.

Date:September 28 - November 2, 2017
City:Wilton, ND
Contact:
Liz Larson

Phone: 701-667-3342
E-mail: liz.larson@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.tinyurl.com/region7prc
Event:
The Nurtured Heart Approach

The Nurtured Heart Approach has been proven to create greatness in even the most intense children – very quickly and in inspiring and lasting ways. Children learn to believe in themselves and have confidence in successes that flow from investing intensity, intelligence and life force into positive action. Attend this 6-week series and you will leave with a powerful set of skills you can use immediately to help children live in positive ways – and flourish!

Date:September 28 - November 9, 2017
City:Grand Forks, ND
Contact:
Grand Forks County Extension

Phone: 701-780-8229
Fax: 701-780-8309
E-mail: NDSU.GrandForks.Extension@ndsu.edu
Web site: https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/grandforkscountyextension/parent_resource_coordinator/upcoming-classes
Event:
National 4-H Week

More information to come!

Date:October 1 - 7, 2017
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Lindsey Leker

Phone: 701-231-7039
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: lindsey.leker@ndsu.edu
Web site: https://www.ndsu.edu/4h/