NDSU Extension Service - Ransom County


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Upcoming events, classes, workshops.

For more information or to register for any of the events or meetings please call the extension office at (701) 683-6128.



Marketing Club Meeting

Based on a survey that was handed out during a Marketing meeting we held last March, there was very high interest in establishing a Marketing Club in Ransom County.  Our office along with Jason Enger, Bremer Bank and Stacy Erdmann, AgCountry Farm Credit Services, have been working towards an introductory meeting for a Marketing Club. The initial meeting is scheduled for Friday, January 19, 2018, at 8:00 a.m. at the Ransom County Courthouse Community Room.  We would like to invite you to come and participate in this initial program and be a part of the discussion on how a Marketing Club should look.  All are invited no matter experience level.  Keith Torgerson, ND Farm Business Management, NDSCS, will be at the meeting on January 19 to talk about the fundamentals of marketing as well as talk about the Marketing Clubs he is involved with.


At the end of the program we are hoping to have a direction for the club, meeting frequency, time of day, meeting content, and a look at marketing simulation games.  We are also looking at the possibility of getting a group together to go to NDSU and utilize the Commodity Trading Room for a day.  Please come with ideas and ready for discussion.  We are asking that if you plan to attend the meeting on January 19 to give our office a call.  This will help us plan the number of handouts for the program.  If you are unable to attend the meeting but want to be involved let us know and we will add you to the list.

Contact our office at 683-6128.


Farm and Family Expo 

Tuesday, February 6
8 a.m. Breakfast, served by Ransom County FSA, NRCS and SCD
Noon - 1 p.m. Lunch
Ransom County Expo Center

Agricultural Management and Family & Community Wellness sessions are scheduled hourly from 9 to 4 p.m.    See the session schedule. . .

Commercial vendors will be available all day!  Check back as vendors are added daily.
CHI Lisbon Area Health
Centrol Drainage, LLC
Columbia Grain International, LLC
Dakota Plains Credit Union
Ducks Unlimited
Haugen Sales & Leasing
Hefty Seed Lisbon
Innovative Basement Systems
New Age Farming
Nodak Insurance Company
Plains Grain & Agronomy
Ransom County Extension Service
Ransom County Soil Conservation District
REA Hybrids
Schaeffer Manufacturing
Tracat, LLC

Sponsored by:
Ransom County Crop & Livestock
AgCountry Farm Credit Services


Nourishing Boomers and Beyond

The North Dakota State University Extension Service has developed Nourishing Boomers and Beyond, a program to provide North Dakotans age 50 and older with information and strategies to eat more nutritiously and be more physically active so they can reduce their risk of developing chronic disease.  However any adult can benefit from the information.

Classes include hands-on activities and time for discussion.  Participants receive material such as handouts and and healthful recipes to take home.

Classes are free!  Preregistration is needed to ensure that there are adequate supplies for each lesson.  Call the Ransom County Extension Service at 701-683-6128 to register.   Get the full schedule here . . .






NDSU FeedList

FeedList Connects Livestock Feed Buyers, Sellers

NDSU’s FeedList helps livestock producers find the extra feed they need.

Wet growing conditions throughout North Dakota have some livestock producers needing additional forage this year.

Farmers and ranchers who have feedstuff such as hay or corn for sale can list it on North Dakota State University’s FeedList database, which is designed to connect feed sellers and buyers. Producers also may list pasture they have for rent.

FeedList, at http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/feedlist, shows what each seller has for sale, how the feed is stored (large round bales, small bales, etc.) and the seller’s contact information. Prospective buyers can select what they want to buy and contact the sellers. Using FeedList is free of charge.

North Dakota producers who want to buy or have feed to sell should contact their county Extension office to have the information added to FeedList. Out-of-state buyers and sellers can use an online form to submit their information.

Buyers and sellers who no longer need FeedList’s services should contact their county Extension office to have the entry removed.

The FeedList Web page also has links to similar services in other states and lists if feedlots are wanted or available and truckers are needed or available for hire.

“People sometimes forget that this isn’t just truckloads of hay,” says Carl Dahlen, NDSU Extension beef cattle specialist. “Rental pastures, custom feeding and other feed sources are welcome and encouraged as part of the list.”

FeedList has been available during feed shortages since the late 1970s.

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