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2017 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.



ND Department of Agriculture Drought Hotline Map

BISMARCK, N.D. — Due to the popularity and overwhelming response to the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Drought Hotline, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring announced Thursday the launch of an interactive online map designed to display the information being gathered by the hotline.

The map, available here, details counties where producers have called the hotline expressing a need for hay, as well as those with hay to sell, pasture or hayland to rent, and individuals who are available to move hay. North Dakotans and producers from nine other states have contacted the department and are willing to sell hay or rent pastureland to North Dakotans in need.

“The map is an effort to make the Drought Hotline information more easily accessible to the public,” Goehring said. “We strongly encourage anyone who fits the criteria of our hotline to continue communicating with us so we can keep the map as accurate and up-to-date as possible.”

To contact the Drought Hotline, call 701-425-8454 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Callers can also leave a message on evenings and weekends. The service is free of charge. Individuals who contact the hotline are asked to provide their name, contact information and what they need or can provide. — North Dakota Department of Agriculture

More information available form Morning AgClips

The Family Table

The program includes challenges (and prizes!), Facebook messages, and e-newsletter and website. Visit www.ag.ndsu.edu/familytable to sign up.

Why promote family mealtimes? Eating together as a family at least three times per week is linked with a more nutritious diet, healthy weight, better school performance, less risky behavior (alcohol, drug use) among teens, better family communication and many other benefits. Please join us and challenge your family in 2017 to spend more time eating together.




Diabetes Prevention Program

A new series will begin as soon as there are enough participants to fill the class.  If you are prediabetic or interested in the class or know someone who may be prediabetic please call our office for more information. 

Comments from past participants -

"This class help[ed me make lifestyle changes that lead to weight loss and just helped me feel better."

"After taking this lass, may doctor has taken me off medication for high blood pressure.

"I'm so glad I took this class and I would highly recommend it."

More information is available on the Food, Nutrition & Health page.  Feel free to contact the Ransom County Extension office to visit about the program and to register.


Nourishing Boomers & Beyond

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. 




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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