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2020 Ransom County Events

There are many Extension Related events and 4-H events scheduled.  Visit the Extension Events page and 4-H page frequently for up-to-date information on events.


The following events have been either postponed or canceled due to the COVID-19 situation:

4-H Showcase - Postponed
Agriculturalist of the Year - Canceled


Face Coverings

Here are instructions on making your own face covering.


Seed Starting Kits

Go to the Horticulture Page for resources on the Seed Starting Kits that were provided to K-12 students who requested one.


Food Safety, Storage and Ingredient Substitutions

While most of everyone is at home we are looking for things to keep us busy.  One of those things are the chore of "going through the freezer and getting to the bottom of it."   Below is a great news release:

Food Storage Questions Abound in COVID-19 Pandemic

Food Safety and COVID-19: Tips for Keeping You Safe

Ingredient Substitutions publication

FoodKeeper App -  The app is created by the Department of Agriculture (USDA), Cornell University and the Food Marketing Institute to download on your phone or other device. It allows you to browse by category.


Revised Publications:

What to do When Your Income Drops

When Prices Rise: Living on Your Income


ND Home Garden Variety Trials for 2020

North Dakota State University is looking or gardeners to help evaluate vegetable, herb and flower varieties.  The trial is easy to participate in for all gardeners.  Each trial is a side-by-side comparison of two promising varieties.  For each trial, we wish to know which of the two varieties germinated best, was most healthy, matured earlier, produced the highest yield, and produced the finest quality food or flower.  Go to: https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/homegardenvarietytrials/ to view all of the trials to begin your garden planning!

2020 Field to Fork Webinars

Webinars begin Wednesdays in February through April.  Each Wednesday the webinar will be from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.  Registration is required to receive the link each week to the webinar. 
Full schedule and registration...



2020 Spring Fever Garden ForumsSpring fever poster

View recorded sessions from this year and previous years:




North Dakota 4-H Virtual Showmanship Clinics

Held every Monday at 6:30 p.m. through ZOOM:https://ndsu.zoom.us/j/259754962
Virtual Showmanship

All sessions will be recorded so they can be watched at a later time if needed.

April 6 -  Beef
April 13 - Sheep
April 20 - Goat
April 27 - Swine
May 4 - Equine
May 11 - Poultry
May 18 - Dairy Cattle
May 25 - Rabbit

Click here for all the details!






Healthwise for GuysHealthwise for Guys

NDSU has launched the new site for men's health.  Check out this great website!








Ag. Producer Update
In an effort to provide Ransom County producers with up-to-date information we are currently updating our database.    According to our records we are missing data information for your farm/ranch.  Please complete the online form to update your records.  Thank you.




Extension Resources

NDSU Extension

NDSU FeedList

NDSU Yard & Garden Report

Ransom Co. I.C.E.

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The Ransom County Crop & Livestock Association supports  the North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network (NDAWN) System located at the Lisbon Airport.  NDAWN Website is updated every 10 minutes. 


You Tube 
NDSU Extension Service YouTube Channel - Watch informative videos on a wide range of topics


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Check out our Facebook page by clicking the icon for information about our events and what our County Agents are doing around the community to further education about Extension.


NDSU Extension in Ransom County gives local residents easy access to the resources and expertise of North Dakota State University. Through educational programs, publications, and events, extension agents deliver unbiased, research-based information to Ransom County citizens. We can answer your questions on a wide array of topics. To find out how we can help you, browse our site or contact us by email or phone.  The Ransom County Extension office is located in the Ransom County Courthouse in Lisbon.

County commissions, North Dakota State University and U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. NDSU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable. Direct inquiries to Vice Provost for Title IX/ADA Coordinator, Old Main 201, NDSU Main Campus, 701-231-7708, ndsu.eoaa@ndsu.edu.


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