NDSU Extension - Richland County


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Upcoming Events
Southeast Beef Producer Update Dec 13, 2018 02:30 PM - 07:00 PM — Silver Prairie Saloon, McLeod ND
Southeast Crop Market Update Jan 04, 2019 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM — Coteau des Prairies Lodge, Havana ND
Soil Health Cafe Talks 2019 Jan 08, 2019 11:30 AM - 01:30 PM — Dee's Bar & Grill, Lidgerwood ND
Soil Health Cafe Talks 2019 Jan 10, 2019 11:30 AM - 01:30 PM — Morning Glory Cafe, 460 Elm St., Kindred ND
Family Fun & Fitness Jan 27, 2019 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM — Wahpeton Community Center
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Meet Your County Staff

My name is Kayla Carlson and I work as the Family and Community Wellness/4-H and Youth Development Extension agent for Richland County. I offer research-based educational programs throughout Richland County in the areas of family and consumer sciences, health, and wellness education and 4-H/Youth Development. My programs focus on building healthy people, finances, and relationships.

I graduated from North Dakota State University with B.S. degrees in Health Education and Physical Education. Currently I am pursuing a Masters of Public Health (M.P.H) with an emphasis in Health Promotions. I have previously worked in Grand Forks County as the Family and Consumer Science Extension agent and Richland County as the Family and Consumer Science Agent-in-Training. Prior to joining extension, I worked with special needs students in the Fargo Public School systems and as a gymnastics coach for the FM Acro Team. I have a special interest in holistic health and wellness.

I have worked at Richland County Extension since 2000, beginning as a part-time secretary and now as full-time administrative assistant. I live on a farm by Dwight, ND, with my farmer husband, Robert, who thoroughly enjoys being a full-time farmer! We have three married daughters, three granddaughters and one grandson. I am loving being a grandma!!

I thoroughly enjoy my job here at the Extension Office because of the great people I work with and also the many 4-H youth, leaders, parents and volunteers and the general public we meet every day!


Hi!  My name is Ronda Gripentrog. I am the Family Nutrition Program Agent (FNP) in Richland County. FNP is SNAP-Ed for North Dakota, which offers evidence-based programming to teach participants about nutrition, physical activity, cooking skills and ways to save money when shopping for food. Classes are scheduled with a variety of audiences from preschool to older adults throughout Richland County. I started working at Richland County in July 2014. Previously, I worked in Wilkin and the surrounding counties in MN with SNAP-Ed since 2001. I graduated from North Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Food and Nutrition and a Child Development Minor.

I live in Wahpeton with my husband, Wayne, and we have four children. Most of my personal time is spent watching their sporting events. I also enjoy gardening, DYI projects, reading and sudoku puzzles. I love working and living in our community!

My name is Chandra Langseth and I am the Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent in Richland County, and have been in this position since 2016. Agricultural research is continually evolving; extension provides timely resources on topics ranging from nutrient management to the latest insect pest. I also provide support on lawn and garden questions and diagnostics.

I am an NDSU alum with an M.S. degree in soil science, my graduate research focused on crop response and management options for saline soils. I am passionate about managing our soil resource for future farming generations, and instilling a passion for agriculture and environmental sciences through the 4-H program.

I live in rural Barney, with my husband Mike, where we farm corn and soybeans.

Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NDSUAgRichland

I started at Richland County Extension in January of 2012 and work as a part-time secretary. I am married to Rick and have three children, a daughter-in-law and a grandson, Dax. My family enjoys spending our summers at the lake and following the Bison football team in the fall. My favorite things about my job are the people I work with and working with the 4-H kids and parents.

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