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2021 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.


Spring Fever Garden Forums

Register now for the Monday night series of horticulture topics on March 22, 29, April 5 and 12.  Join either in-person at the Ransom County Courthouse or online from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. each night.  Call the Ransom County Extension office to register at 701-683-6128.  If you choose to join online go to this link for more information: https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/springfever

Topics this year are:

March 22: Inexpensive Season Extension Tools, No-Till Gardening, Best Vegetable Varieties for North Dakota

March 29: Emerald Ash Borer Update, Hardy Maples for Northern Landscapes, Growing Roses in 10 Easy Steps

April 5: Know the "Good" Bugs in Your Garden, Protecting Plants from Lawn Herbicides, Backyard Composting Basics

April 12: Ornamental Grasses for Rain Gardens, How are the Haskaps Doing?, Engaging Youth in the Garden



Parenting Classes offered over Zoom at no cost

Active Parenting of TEENS
Mondays, March 1, 8, 15 & 22  from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Build communication and cooperation with your teenager, gain direction with positive discipline and insight into today's teen issues.
To register for either of these classes call 701-241-5700.


Face Coverings

Here are instructions on making your own face covering.


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







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.

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