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Event:
Grazing School

The North Dakota Grazing School is scheduled September 5-7 at the North Dakota 4-H Camp near Washburn. The School is hosted by the ND Chapter of the Society for Range Management, NDSU Extension, ND NRCS and the ND Grazing Lands Coalition.

This event will focus on the principles of range management and how to incorporate them into livestock operations. The three-day school will include ranch tours, presentations from livestock producers and sessions on soil and ecological sites, plant identification, proper stocking rate, grazing management, infiltration and range improvements. At the end of the school, producers will have a completed grazing management plan they can incorporate into their operations.

For more information on the school contact: Miranda Meehan or Breana Kiser

Date:September 5 - 7, 2018
City:Washburn, ND
Contact:
Breana Kiser

Phone: 701-349-3249
E-mail: breana.s.kiser.3@ndsu.edu
Event:
Food Preservation

Pressure Cooker, Water Bath or Freezing? Learn how to preserve your fresh produce. This workshop will discuss safety when preserving food. Some foods cannot be preserved in a water bath canner. Do you know which ones? How do I freeze produce? What kind of utensils do I need to preserve food? Recipes will be included for a variety of foods.

Date:September 6, 2018
City:Grand Forks, ND
Contact:
Molly J. Soeby

Phone: 701-780-8229
Fax: 701-780-8309
E-mail: molly.soeby@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/grandforkscountyextension
Event:
Parenting the Love & Logic Way®
Date:September 6, 2018
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:
Happiest Baby on the Block

The title says it all! Learn techniques to calm and soothe your baby while increasing baby’s sleep time (and yours).

Date:September 10, 2018
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 11-12-13, 2018 (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 11 - 13, 2018
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:
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, 2018 - September 11, 2021
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:
Happiest Baby on the Block
Date:September 17, 2018
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:
ND 4-H Foundation Meeting

Meeting will be held at the 4-H Camp in Washburn starting at 9:30.

Date:September 17, 2018
City:Washburn, ND
Contact:
Malinda Olhoft

Phone: 701-231-7280
E-mail: malinda.olhoft@ndsu.edu
Web site: https://www.ndsu.edu/4h/4_h_foundation/board_of_directors/
Event:
Signing
Date:September 18, 2018
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:
New Staff Orientation

Orientation for New Extension Staff.

Date:September 18 - 20, 2018
City:Fargo, ND, ND
Contact:
Kris Holt

Phone: 701-231-9688
Fax: 701-231-5045
E-mail: kris.holt@ndsu.edu
Event:
Driven to Discover: Webinar

Driven to Discover: Fostering Authentic Inquiry with Youth through Citizen Science

This webinar will focus on the strategies used in many UMN Extension programs that engage youth in citizen science. These strategies can foster an effective learning environment that enables youth to better engage with the work of doing science.

Facilitators: Associate Extension Professors Rebecca Meyer and Andrea Lorek Strauss

The University of Minnesota Extension and North Dakota State University Extension have partnered to offer the youth development brown bag webinar series since 2010. The purpose is to provide research-based information on hot topics, trends, and innovative programmatic efforts on content relevant to youth practitioners over the lunch hour (10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. CT).

Date:September 19, 2018
City:Fargo, ND
Contact:
Meagan Scott

Phone: 701-231-7964
E-mail: meagan.scott@ndsu.edu
Web site: https://extension.umn.edu/event/driven-discover-fostering-authentic-inquiry-youth-through-citizen-science
Event:
4-H Range Judging

Range judging is learning to “read” the range to make proper management decisions.

Contestants learn to:

  • recognize the components of the range resource
  • evaluate the ecosystem’s current condition
  • develop management practices to improve the ecosystems
  • develop better understanding of the plan communities.
Date:September 20, 2018
City:Hebron, ND
Contact:
Dean Aakre

Phone: 701-231-7251
E-mail: dean.aakre@ndsu.edu
Web site: https://www.ndsu.edu/4h/programs_events/state_4_h_contests/range_judging/
Event:
Lifestyle Coach Training

This 14 hour training will certify you to be a Lifestyle Coach to deliver the National Diabetes Prevention Program. In 2018, Medicare will reimburse health professionals that provide this education, based on patient results.
Help to decrease the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% for those 18-60 years old and by 71% for those over 60!

Date:September 20 - 21, 2018
City:Grand Forks, ND
Contact:
Molly J. Soeby

Phone: 701-780-8229
Fax: 701-780-8309
E-mail: molly.soeby@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/grandforkscountyextension
Event:
Conscious Discipline

Learn tools to turn conflict into cooperation. Understand the need your child is seeking to fulfill by their behavior. Create a positive, healthy relationship with your child.
Join us for this five-week series of Conscious Discipline and receive a free children’s book to read as a family!
Child care is available at no cost, limited spots available. All children registered for child care will receive free pizza dinner each week, provided by Will-Moore Elementary.
Growing Futures credits for child care providers not available.
Thursdays: Sept. 20, 27, Oct. 4 and Mondays Oct. 8 & 15
5:30-7:00 PM
Bismarck, ND

Date:September 20 - October 15, 2018
City:Bismarck, 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:
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 24, 2018 - September 24, 2021
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
Date:September 25, 2018
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 - First Five Years

Have fun, meet other parents and learn effective skills for parenting young children ages 0-5 with this video and discussion based program.

Date:September 27, 2018
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:
Palmer Amaranth Info Meeting

Workshop to view palmer amaranth plants, see pictures of the plants in the field, learn areas plants are found, learn successful scouting techniques, learn where plants may be hiding, and learn stage development.

Date:September 27, 2018
City:Ellendale, ND
Contact:
Breana Kiser

Phone: 7013493249
E-mail: breana.s.kiser.3@ndsu.edu
Web site: https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/dickeycountyextension/palmer-amarath-info-meeting
Event:
4-H Basic Instructor Archery Training - Ward County

This is a basic archery course that is designed to teach basic instructors who want to work with youth. It will cover archery instruction and range management according to the 4-H guidelines.

Date:September 29, 2018
City:Minot, ND
Contact:
Emily Goff

Phone: 701-857-6450
E-mail: emily.goff@ndsu.edu
Web site: https://www.ndsu.edu/fileadmin/4h/Shooting_Sports/2018_Archery_Instructor_Training_Minot.pdf
Event:
Active Parenting for Stepfamilies
Date:October 1, 2018
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:
Parents Forever

Are you going through or have recently separated or divorced from your child’s other parent? This is a research-based program designed to help parents make informed, child-supportive decisions while focusing on healthy children & positive parent-child relationships.
Cost is $55/ person. Scholarships are available, contact Liz at 667-3342.
Childcare is not available.
Growing Futures credits for child care providers are not available.
This class is not funded by ND DHS Children & Family Services.
Monday, October 1
5:00-9:00 PM
Mandan, ND

Date:October 1, 2018
City:Mandan, 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