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Event:
North Dakota State Fair
Date:July 19 - 27, 2019
City:Minot, ND
Contact:
Dean Aakre for 4-H events

Phone: 701-231-8595
Fax: 701-231-8568
E-mail: dean.aakre@ndsu.edu
Web site: https://www.center.ndstatefair.com/
Event:
Youth field day at the Absaraka Horticulture Research Farm

The field day will provide demonstrations and hands-on activities focused on horticultural plant identification and the basics of plant growth and pollinators. Potential activities may include tree identification, tree pruning and planting demonstrations, a drone demonstration, tours of the high tunnel, hydroponic salad table demonstration, plant propagation exercises, pollinator lessons and observations, tour of NDSU fruit research, weed identification, and organic production.

Date:August 7, 2019
City:Absaraka, ND
Contact:
Esther McGinnis, Dean Aakre

Phone: 701-231-7406 or 231-8595
Fax: 701-231-8474 or 231-8568
E-mail: esther.mcginnis@ndsu.edu or dean.aakre@ndsu.edu
Event:
Northwest ND Compost Demo Day

Crop and livestock producers, Natural Resources Conservation Service and Soil Conservation District boards and staff, and others interested in composting will have an opportunity to learn more about it during the Northwest Manure Compost Demo Day that North Dakota State University’s Carrington Research Extension Center is hosting Aug. 7 near Carpio, N.D.

The event runs from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Bloms Land & Cattle LLC. The site is northeast of Carpio at 7470 42nd Ave. N.W. Watch for NDSU signs. No registration is required.

Topics that will be covered are:

Turning manure into compost
Differences between manure and compost
Using compost in a cropping system
The event also will include a compost turner demonstration and question-and-answer session.

For more information on the program, contact LoAyne Voigt, the NDSU Extension agent in Renville County, at 701-756-6392 or loayne.voigt@ndsu.edu, or Mary Keena, Extension livestock environmental management specialist at the Carrington Research Extension Center, at 701-652-2951 or mary.keena@ndsu.edu.

Date:August 7, 2019
City:Carpio, ND
Contact:
Mary Keena

Phone: 701-652-2951
E-mail: mary.keena@ndsu.edu
Web site: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/lem
Event:
Gardening Saturday

2020 Gardening Saturday is April 4th at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. Sponsored by NDSU Extension 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 annual, and lots of great gardening camaraderie. For more information visit the website or call 701-780-8229.

Date:April 4, 2020
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/