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NDSU Web Site Offers Winter Weather Survival Tips

NDSU’s winter storm information Web site helps urban and rural people cope with winter weather.

Winter weather has been extremely hard on people, animals and structures in parts of the Dakotas and Minnesota this year.

The North Dakota State University Extension Service has a Web site at http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/disaster/winterstorm.html to help people cope with snow, ice and frigid temperatures.

“This Web site serves as a comprehensive source of information for livestock producers, farmers and anyone who wants access to tips on dealing with winter weather on their home, farm or ranch,” says Greg Lardy, NDSU Extension beef cattle specialist. “It’s designed for both urban and rural residents who are looking for a variety of information on dealing with the brutal winter conditions we have been experiencing.”

The Web site has up-to-date, research-based information on a number of topics. Here are some of those topics by category:


  • Protecting cattle from frostbite and hypothermia
  • Preventing livestock injuries
  • Feeding tips for livestock producers

Crop Production

  • Harvesting and storing immature crops
  • Assessing frost damage to crops
  • Caring for tractors in winter weather

General and Homeowners

  • Solving home moisture problems
  • Heating with alternative fuel sources
  • Protecting trees and shrubs from winter weather
  • Helping families cope with winter stress
  • Dealing with weather-related financial worries
  • Knowing what to do if you are stalled in your vehicle
  • Shoveling and blowing snow safely

NDSU Agriculture Communication

Source:Greg Lardy, (701) 231-7660, gregory.lardy@ndsu.edu
Editor:Ellen Crawford, (701) 231-5391, ellen.crawford@ndsu.edu
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