NDSU Extension - Ransom County


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Food, Nutrition and Health

Food Preservation, MyPlate, Food Safety

Food Preservation

Bulletins on canning, freezing, pickles, salsa, jelly and jam are available in the extension office or on-line.  Check current processing times and preservation procedures.


How to Determine Spoilage in Home - Canned Goods




Find information on nutrition for kids, recipe and nutrition analysis, MyPlate resources, and more in the extension office or on-line.

Food Safety

Information on food safety at home and for volunteers.  Guide to using a food thermometer, food storage guide and steps to fight bacteria. No one wants a foodborne illness so be safe rather than sorry.


Wild Game

Guides to handling wild game, making jerky, making sausage and recipe ideas.  If you have wild game you'll enjoy these publications.      



Find current guidelines, regulations, food safety, suppliers and labeling information.


Weigh to Change  Diabetes Prevention Program

Diabetes can be prevented, but not cured.  Take control of your health and start making positive lifestyle changes with the help of a trained lifestyle coach and fun, engaging support groups. 

You or if you know of someone who is eligible to participate, are invited to join this excellent series.  It will change your life!

The program offers:

  • A CDC-approved curriculum.
  • Skills to lose weight, be more active and manage stress.
  • 16 weekly sessions.
  • 6 monthly follow-up sessions to help you maintain healthy lifestyle changes.

You Are Eligible If You Are:

  • At risk for or have prediabetes
  • At least 18
  • Overweight
  • Do not currently have diabetes
  • Are not pregnant

Sessions begin as soon as there are enough participants to fill  the class.  If you are pre-diabetic or interested in the class call the Ransom County Extension office at 683-6128. 

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