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2018 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.


4-H Enrollment

Enrollment is now open for youth ages 6 to 18 to join a Ransom County 4-H club.   Enrollments are due October 15, 2018.  Go to the 4-H Page for more details.


Update on New Canning Lids

If you have produce that you are canning or are planning to can be sure to check the directions on the box of lids that you are using.

**New guidelines say to wash and rinse the lids and they are ready to use.  In the past, lids were heated and/or boiled before using but some of the new lids no longer require heating.  If you have some jars that are not sealing this could be the reason.   Jar lids are not reusable but the rings can be reused.

Check out the Ransom County Extension website for all the current food preservation information and guidelines.  Use only USDA or North Dakota State University Extension information and make sure it is current.  Feel free to call the extension office at 683-6128 with food preservation questions.  We can also check gauges on pressure canners to make sure they are accurate.

Food preservation is a science and it is important to follow reliable information and recipes.

Have fun preserving that summer produce and enjoy safe home canned produce next winter.




Healthwise for GuysHealthwise for Guys

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



The Family Table

This program offers families a variety of ways to connect with your family over meal time.  Subscribe to newsletters or view any of the helpful mealtime conversation starters, recipes and much more on the website:

Here is the February Newsletter

March Newsletter

August Newsletter




Nourishing Your Body

As we age, we may not be as active as we used to be.  Maybe we have put on a few extra pounds, or we've developed health issues such as high blood pressure or diabetes.  For more information on this series of helpful classes. . .




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 Service

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 Service 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 Service office is located in the Ransom County Courthouse in Lisbon.

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