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What's Happening in McIntosh Extension?

2018 Ag Forum 

Several NDSU Extension specialists and an NRCS Soil specialist presented various topics to area crop and livestock producers at the Ag Forum held  February 23, 2018 in Ashley.

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Annie's Project - 2018

Annie's project is underway with 18 women with agricultural ties participating.  The workshop began the third week in February and will run until the end of March.  Crystal Schaunaman, ANR Extension Agent has filled the schedule with speakers delivering varied pertinent topics and hands on activities.


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Bully Buying Workshop

A bull buying workshop organized by Crystal Schaunaman, Extension Agent and presented by Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist and Director of the Dickinson Research Extension Center was well attended by area livestock producers.

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Ag Appreciation Banquet

An Ag Appreciation Banquet for area producers was held December 20, 2017 in Wishek. The event was hosted by McIntosh County Extension, McIntosh County Soil Conservation District and McIntosh County Ag Improvement Association.   

The event was made possible by local sponsors:  Sayler Implement, Titan Machinery, Alisha Ankers Law Office, Pinnacle Agriculture, Lautt Ag Services LLC, Larson Grain Company, CHS South Central, Beaver Valley Diesel, Central Iron, Eye Center of the Dakotas, Farmers Union Insurance - Al Weigel, Mary’s Bookkeeping & Tax Service, McIntosh County Farm Bureau, Pinke Lumber Company, Jim Weber Ford, Wishek Drug, Wishek Western Shop & Livestock Supply, and Moeckel Insurance.

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Schaunaman Honored

Crystal Schaunaman, McIntosh County Extension Agent was presented with the Distinguished Service Award in recognition of outstanding service and dedication for her work with 4-H at the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA) conference in Indianapolis, Indiana recently.

Congratulations, Crystal and "Thank You" for your contribution to our county's 4-H youth!

McIntosh County 4-H Volunteer Receives Lifetime Award

Coreen Schumacher of Venturia is the recipient of North Dakota’s 2017 Outstanding Lifetime 4-H Volunteer Award.

Schumacher has had many roles as a 4-H volunteer, including serving as leader of the Flickertail 4-H Club for 15 years. She also has been involved in 4-H community gardens, 4-H baking and craft projects for the elderly at nursing homes, the Flickertail 4-H Club’s aluminum can collection project, 4-H Awards Night, and 4-H bell ringing and singing for the Salvation Army.

In addition, she has served on the McIntosh County4-H Council and a search committee for a new Extension agent, and was 4-H communication arts coordinator and group leader for the 4-H aerospace program.

“She’s encouraged youth in so many different 4-H project areas, highlighting their interests and providing opportunities for them to grow and learn at both county and state levels,” says Karen Bettenhausen, the family and consumer sciences agent in the North Dakota State University Extension Service’s McIntosh County office.

“She has volunteered endless hours to organize events, host meetings and activities, and always has been there for her family and club members any time they had questions, never asking for anything in return,” adds Bettenhausen, who nominated Schumacher for the volunteer award.

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