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Sargent County’s NDSU Extension Office Has Moved, and Spring is Coming!

Sargent County’s NDSU Extension Office Has Moved, and Spring is Coming!NDSU Extension in Sargent County has moved!  Our new office is located inside the Wild Rice SCD building at 8991 Highway 32 in Forman.  The building also houses the USDA FSA and NRCS offices. Our telephone number remains the same as always:  701-724-3355.  We look forward to continuing to serve you from our new location!

“Just remember in the winter, far beneath the bitter snows, lies the seed that with the sun's love, in the spring, becomes the rose.”  These are lyrics from a song titled, “The Rose,” sung by Bette Middler.

With that tune and thought in mind, I am pleased to announce the upcoming 2019 series of NDSU Extension Field to Fork webinars.  Webinars air live at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday afternoons, starting February 6.  If that time doesn’t work for you, don’t despair!  The webinars are recorded and archived!  You can watch them at your convenience in the comfort of your own home!

To participate in any of the free webinars, register in advance at https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/fieldtofork/webinars.

Various specialists, researchers, and educators will present the webinars.  The dates and topics/titles in this year’s series include:

Feb. 6: Successful Seed Starting at Home 

Feb. 13: Hops in North Dakota: What You Need to Know Before You Get Started

Feb. 20: Growing Apples in North Dakota

Feb. 27: Trendy and Healthy Houseplants

March 6: Cool Fruits for Cold Climates: Selections from the Northern-Hardy Fruit Project

March 13: Let’s Not Waste Food: Exploring Food Preservation and Composting

March 20: One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato, Four: Best Management Practices to Produce More

March 27: How to Identify, Manage and Prevent Common Diseases in Your Garden

April 3: Pollinator Gardens

April 10: Getting Started with Herb Gardening

April 17: Best Practices on Health and Hygiene when Handling Foods for the Public

Field to Fork webinars are designed to educate growers on food safety in growing, transporting, processing and preserving fruits and vegetables.

For more information, stop out at our new location, or contact the Extension office by phone, email, or via our website at https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/sargentcountyextension

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