NDSU Extension - Williams County

NDSU Extension - Williams County NDSU Extension Service in Williams County gives local residents easy access to the resources and expertise of North Dakota State University.

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01/06/2022

Our friends at Safe Kids Grand Forks have shared their 2022 dates for their FREE VIRTUAL training opportunities! Again, there is no cost for any of these virtual training sessions, but if you are interested, please register two days prior for each training event at https://bit.ly/3JbYN3p.

Foster Parent training hours are provided for attending any of the Safe Kids GF trainings. CFSTC will assist in passing the training credit along to your licensing agency.

DAKOTA GARDENER: NON-TIMBER FOREST PRODUCTSBy Joe Zeleznik, Forester NDSU ExtensionTemperatures have dropped so the snow...
12/23/2021
Dakota Gardener: Non-timber Forest Products

DAKOTA GARDENER: NON-TIMBER FOREST PRODUCTS
By Joe Zeleznik, Forester
NDSU Extension
Temperatures have dropped so the snow likely will stay until spring. That means it’s time to start having evening fires in the fireplace!the snow likely will stay until spring. That means it’s time to start having evening fires in the fireplace!
FOR THE FULL STORY FOLLOW THIS LINK: https://bit.ly/3qgKgL7
(NDSU photo)

Non-timber forest products can include firewood and wild-harvested foods, such as Nanking cherries.

Prairie Fare: Be Inspired by the Mediterranean DietThe Mediterranean diet is rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, h...
12/23/2021
Prairie Fare: Be Inspired by the Mediterranean Diet

Prairie Fare: Be Inspired by the Mediterranean Diet
The Mediterranean diet is rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, healthful fats and lowfat dairy.

By Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist
NDSU Extension

FOR THE FULL STORY FOLLOW THIS LINK: https://bit.ly/3JevU6B
(PHOTO NDSU)

The Mediterranean diet is rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, healthful fats and lowfat dairy.

DAKOTA GARDNER: THE BEST BLUEBERRY FOR NORTH DAKOTA Haskap fruits are larger and sweeter than blueberries, and thrive in...
12/23/2021
Dakota Gardener: The Best Blueberry for North Dakota

DAKOTA GARDNER: THE BEST BLUEBERRY FOR NORTH DAKOTA
Haskap fruits are larger and sweeter than blueberries, and thrive in North Dakota soils and climate.
By Tom Kalb, Horticulturist - NDSU Extension

North Dakota is a terrible place to grow blueberries.Our soils are too alkaline, our winters are too cold and our climate is too dry. Most blueberries planted in North Dakota will starve or freeze to death within a couple years.Don’t despair. We have found something better! It is a blue honeysuckle berry called haskap.

FOR THE FULL STORY FOLLOW THIS LINK: https://bit.ly/3JeDUED

Haskap fruits are larger and sweeter than blueberries, and thrive in North Dakota soils and climate.

LAKE REGION EXTENSION ROUNDUP SET FOR JANUARY 4 -5 Annual Extension Roundup to be held in Devils Lake will provide updat...
12/23/2021
Lake Region Extension Roundup Set for Jan. 4-5

LAKE REGION EXTENSION ROUNDUP SET FOR JANUARY 4 -5
Annual Extension Roundup to be held in Devils Lake will provide updates on crop production, marketing, livestock and horticulture.

The 2022 Lake Region Extension Roundup will be held Jan. 4-5, 2022, in Devils Lake. The annual event is hosted by North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension county offices surrounding Devils Lake and covers a wide range of agricultural production topics.

“This is a great opportunity to learn the latest updates in crop production, marketing, livestock and horticulture,” says Lindsay Overmyer, NDSU Extension – Ramsey County, agricultural and natural resources agent.

Both days start with complimentary breakfast at 8 a.m. General and concurrent sessions begin at 9 a.m. The keynote speakers for the general sessions will take place in the World War II Memorial Building. Concurrent sessions will be in the Memorial Building’s basement, the Armory Room, and the Historical Room and Meeting Room in the adjoining Ramsey County Courthouse.

FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOLLOW THIS LINK:
https://bit.ly/3ekIROa

(NDSU photo)

Annual Extension Roundup to be held in Devils Lake will provide updates on crop production, marketing, livestock and horticulture.

NDSU FEEDLOT SCHOOL AT CARRINGTON JAN. 19-20Topics covered include nutrition, manure management, budgets and marketing.C...
12/23/2021

NDSU FEEDLOT SCHOOL AT CARRINGTON JAN. 19-20
Topics covered include nutrition, manure management, budgets and marketing.
Cattle producers, feeders, backgrounders, feed industry personnel, animal health-care suppliers and others will have an opportunity to learn more about feedlot production, facilities, nutrition, manure management, budgets and marketing during the annual North Dakota State University (NDSU) Feedlot School set for Jan. 19-20 at NDSU’s Carrington Research Extension Center.
“Feeding cattle is a decades-old business with lots of new techniques,” says Karl Hoppe, Extension livestock systems specialist at the center. “Making cattle feeding profitable is usually a result of doing many things right, not just one thing better. The Feedlot School helps identify the areas for improvement, ranging from feed bunk management to health to business planning to marketing.”
(NDSU photo)
FOR THE FULL STORY FOLLOW THIS LINK: https://bit.ly/33Lm101

NDSU FEEDLOT SCHOOL AT CARRINGTON JAN. 19-20
Topics covered include nutrition, manure management, budgets and marketing.
Cattle producers, feeders, backgrounders, feed industry personnel, animal health-care suppliers and others will have an opportunity to learn more about feedlot production, facilities, nutrition, manure management, budgets and marketing during the annual North Dakota State University (NDSU) Feedlot School set for Jan. 19-20 at NDSU’s Carrington Research Extension Center.
“Feeding cattle is a decades-old business with lots of new techniques,” says Karl Hoppe, Extension livestock systems specialist at the center. “Making cattle feeding profitable is usually a result of doing many things right, not just one thing better. The Feedlot School helps identify the areas for improvement, ranging from feed bunk management to health to business planning to marketing.”
(NDSU photo)
FOR THE FULL STORY FOLLOW THIS LINK: https://bit.ly/33Lm101

NDSU EXTENSION WEBINARS FACILITATE ADAPTATION OF DROUGHT MANAGEMENT STRATEGIESThe drought webinars hosted by NDSU Extens...
12/22/2021
NDSU Extension Webinars Facilitate Adaptation of Drought Management Strategies

NDSU EXTENSION WEBINARS FACILITATE ADAPTATION OF DROUGHT MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES
The drought webinars hosted by NDSU Extension provided timely information to aid ranchers in the development of drought management plans and strategies for their ranches. The recordings from these webinars are available at

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnn8HanJ32l5O6GSBv5b2sdweInbmcn5T.

(NDSU photo)

Drought webinars hosted by NDSU Extension provided timely information to aid ranchers in the development of drought management plans and strategies for their ranches.

PRAIRIE FARE: TAKE THIS 5-QUESTION HOLIDAY FOOD SAFETY QUIZLearn how to keep you and your family safe this holiday by ta...
12/22/2021
Prairie Fare: Take This 5-Question Holiday Food Safety Quiz

PRAIRIE FARE: TAKE THIS 5-QUESTION HOLIDAY FOOD SAFETY QUIZ
Learn how to keep you and your family safe this holiday by taking this food safety quiz.
By Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist
FOR THE REST OF THE STORY FOLLOW THIS LINK: https://bit.ly/3J9Rnh7
(Pixabay photo)

Learn how to keep you and your family safe this holiday by taking this food safety quiz.

NDSU NEW VARIETY TOOL AND PUBLICATIONS AVAILABLEVariety selection guides summarize the results of these variety trials c...
12/22/2021
NDSU New Variety Tool and Publications Available

NDSU NEW VARIETY TOOL AND PUBLICATIONS AVAILABLE
Variety selection guides summarize the results of these variety trials conducted in 2021. Summary guides for all major crops can be obtained at

http://bit.ly/NDSUVarietyGuides.

The PDFs can be downloaded and printed. On the same page, variety trial results for major and minor crops can be found by test location. Printed copies of selection guides also can be obtained from NDSU Extension county offices or from Agriculture Communication at NDSU.

The variety selection tool helps farmers access, sort and visualize variety trial data.

12/22/2021
www.ag.ndsu.edu

PRAIRIE FARE: WHAT INGREDIENT SWAPS WORK IN RECIPES?
Many baking recipes are “forgiving” of one substitution.

By Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist
NDSU Extension
As we move toward the holiday season, many people find their family-favorite cookie, muffin and bread recipes. Keeping holiday traditions is an excellent way to bind generations to each other.
If you want the family recipe to be the “same” as your memory of it, take some steps. Before you begin food preparation, check your ingredient supply.
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12/20/2021

Williams County buildings will be closed on 🎄Friday, December 24th and 🎆Friday, December 31st. Williams County Highway will periodically approve permits throughout the holiday weekend, but please plan accordingly.

Williams County employs many individuals whose work responsibilities continue overnight, on weekends, and on designated holidays. To those protecting the public by responding to emergencies, overseeing inmates and youth, clearing roads of snow, and maintaining our facilities and technologies – thank you!

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS: The NDCISA sponsors six (6) scholarships each year.  Each scholarship will be for $1000 with th...
12/18/2021

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS: The NDCISA sponsors six (6) scholarships each year. Each scholarship will be for $1000 with three of them going to incoming freshmen and the other three to undergraduates. Please note the application deadline for these scholarships is February 15. The above information is also available on the NDCISA Web Page at www.ndcropimprovement.com.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS: The NDCISA sponsors six (6) scholarships each year. Each scholarship will be for $1000 with three of them going to incoming freshmen and the other three to undergraduates. Please note the application deadline for these scholarships is February 15. The above information is also available on the NDCISA Web Page at www.ndcropimprovement.com.

AG PRODUCERS SHOULD DO YEAR-END INCOME TAX PLANNINGAgricultural producers should do tax planning before the end of the y...
12/17/2021

AG PRODUCERS SHOULD DO YEAR-END INCOME TAX PLANNING
Agricultural producers should do tax planning before the end of the year.
[Editors: This story will not be valid after Jan. 1.]
Agricultural producers should do tax planning before the end of the year.
“It is that time of the year again to think about year-end tax planning,” says Ron Haugen, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension farm management specialist. “Generally, all or most of the government payments that farmers and ranchers received during the year must be reported as income in the year it is received,” says Haugen.
“When tax planning, it is best to start with year-to-date income and expenses and estimate them for the remainder of the year,” says Haugen. “Estimate depreciation and include any income that was deferred to 2021 from a previous year. It is best to try to spread out income and expenses so producers don’t have abnormally high or low income or expenses in any one year.” (Pixabay photo)

FOR THE FULL STORY FOLLOW THIS LINK: https://bit.ly/3GOghkr

AG PRODUCERS SHOULD DO YEAR-END INCOME TAX PLANNING
Agricultural producers should do tax planning before the end of the year.
[Editors: This story will not be valid after Jan. 1.]
Agricultural producers should do tax planning before the end of the year.
“It is that time of the year again to think about year-end tax planning,” says Ron Haugen, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension farm management specialist. “Generally, all or most of the government payments that farmers and ranchers received during the year must be reported as income in the year it is received,” says Haugen.
“When tax planning, it is best to start with year-to-date income and expenses and estimate them for the remainder of the year,” says Haugen. “Estimate depreciation and include any income that was deferred to 2021 from a previous year. It is best to try to spread out income and expenses so producers don’t have abnormally high or low income or expenses in any one year.” (Pixabay photo)

FOR THE FULL STORY FOLLOW THIS LINK: https://bit.ly/3GOghkr

NDSU EXTENSION TO CONDUCT DRY BEAN PRODUCTION WORKSHOP JAN. 6Topics will help farmers make dry bean production decisions...
12/17/2021
NDSU Extension to Conduct Dry Bean Production Workshop Jan. 6

NDSU EXTENSION TO CONDUCT DRY BEAN PRODUCTION WORKSHOP JAN. 6

Topics will help farmers make dry bean production decisions for 2022.
Dry edible bean farmers and crop advisers will have an opportunity to learn about North Dakota State University’s current production research and recommendations during NDSU Extension’s Getting-it-Right in Dry Bean Production workshop. The event will be conducted at the Norseman Hall in Portland, North Dakota, on Thursday, Jan. 6 starting with registration at 9:30 a.m. and a program at 10 a.m.

Jill Murphy, NDSU Extension agent in Traill County; Greg Endres, NDSU Extension cropping systems specialist; and Hans Kandel, NDSU Extension agronomist, are planning and conducting this workshop to assist participants with making dry bean production decisions in preparation for and during the 2022 growing season. (NDSU photo)

FOR THE FULL STORY FOLLOW THIS LINK: https://bit.ly/3GTpnw6

Topics will help farmers make dry bean production decisions for 2022.

A NEW TOOL CREATED BY THE JAMIE L. WHITTEN PLANT MATERIALS CENTER HELPS CONSERVATION PLANNERS AND PRODUCERS IN THE MID-S...
12/17/2021
Cover Crop Calculator - A Tool for Conservation Planners and Producers

A NEW TOOL CREATED BY THE JAMIE L. WHITTEN PLANT MATERIALS CENTER HELPS CONSERVATION PLANNERS AND PRODUCERS IN THE MID-SOUTH TO ESTIMATE SEED
COST AND SEEDING RATES FOR COVER CROP MIXES.

FOR THE FULL STORY FOLLOW THIS LINK: https://bit.ly/3yyVoa2

Cover Crop Calculator - A Tool for Conservation Planners and Producers Farmers.gov sent this bulletin at 12/08/2021 02:40 PM EST Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. A new tool created by the Jamie L. Whitten Plant Materials Center helps conservation planners and producers in th...

EXTENSION AGENT, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY WELLNESS/WILLIAMS COUNTYPosition: Full-time Salary: Commensurate with education an...
12/16/2021

EXTENSION AGENT, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY WELLNESS/
WILLIAMS COUNTY

Position: Full-time
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Benefits include retirement plan and full coverage for family health insurance
Location: Williston, ND
To apply
• Visit https://www.ndsu.edu/employment
• create an account
• search for opening #2927887
• create and submit your application when prompted
May 2022 graduates are encouraged to apply
Screening will begin
Jan. 13, 2022
Direct questions to:
Jim Gray
District Director
701-328-9716
[email protected]

EXTENSION AGENT, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY WELLNESS/
WILLIAMS COUNTY

Position: Full-time
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Benefits include retirement plan and full coverage for family health insurance
Location: Williston, ND
To apply
• Visit https://www.ndsu.edu/employment
• create an account
• search for opening #2927887
• create and submit your application when prompted
May 2022 graduates are encouraged to apply
Screening will begin
Jan. 13, 2022
Direct questions to:
Jim Gray
District Director
701-328-9716
[email protected]

Annual Western Dakota Crops Day Set for Dec. 16Managing alfalfa pests and incorporating cover crops into western Dakota’...
12/10/2021

Annual Western Dakota Crops Day Set for Dec. 16
Managing alfalfa pests and incorporating cover crops into western Dakota’s crop rotations will be featured topics.

Results from agronomy research in the western Dakotas will be presented at the 38th annual Western Dakota Crops Day on Dec. 16.

Regional agronomy research results, managing alfalfa pests and incorporating cover crops into western Dakota’s crop rotations will be featured topics at the 38th annual Western Dakota Crops Day, hosted by the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Hettinger Research Extension Center (REC). The event will be held at the Hettinger Armory on Dec. 16.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with coffee and doughnuts, and presentations starting at 10 a.m. Participants will be able to view exhibits and visit with vendors throughout the day. he event is free of charge and lunch will be provided. For more information, contact the Hettinger REC at 701-567-4323.

Annual Western Dakota Crops Day Set for Dec. 16
Managing alfalfa pests and incorporating cover crops into western Dakota’s crop rotations will be featured topics.

Results from agronomy research in the western Dakotas will be presented at the 38th annual Western Dakota Crops Day on Dec. 16.

Regional agronomy research results, managing alfalfa pests and incorporating cover crops into western Dakota’s crop rotations will be featured topics at the 38th annual Western Dakota Crops Day, hosted by the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Hettinger Research Extension Center (REC). The event will be held at the Hettinger Armory on Dec. 16.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with coffee and doughnuts, and presentations starting at 10 a.m. Participants will be able to view exhibits and visit with vendors throughout the day. he event is free of charge and lunch will be provided. For more information, contact the Hettinger REC at 701-567-4323.

DAKOTA GARDENER: THE POINSETTIA IS A DISTINCTLY AMERICAN TALE OF INNOVATIONThe story of how poinsettias became a symbol ...
12/10/2021
Dakota Gardener: The Poinsettia is a Distinctly American Tale of Innovation

DAKOTA GARDENER: THE POINSETTIA IS A DISTINCTLY AMERICAN TALE OF INNOVATION
The story of how poinsettias became a symbol of the holiday season.
By Esther E. McGinnis, Horticulturist
NDSU Extension

Poinsettias are a familiar sight at Christmas. While the plant originated in Central America, the modern history of the poinsettia has a distinctly American flare. Despite deep cultural and religious roots in Mexico, the plant was largely viewed as a w**d in the United States until the 20th century. The journey to adopting the poinsettia as an American Christmas symbol begins with a story of innovative immigrants. In Germany in the late 1800s, Albert and Henrietta Ecke founded a health spa that served vegetarian meals. As you can imagine, the vegetarian lifestyle was not widely embraced in the land of pork schnitzel. (NDSU photo)

FOR THE FULL STORY FOLLOW THIS LINK: https://bit.ly/3dI3O5s

The story of how poinsettias became a symbol of the holiday season.

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Williston, ND
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NDSU Extension - Williams County is looking for an enthusiastic individual to provide exceptional education 📚, collaboration 🤝 and facilitation 👩‍🏫 for family and community wellness and 4-H 🍀youth development programs in Williams County. Apply today to be their next Family and Community Wellness Extension Agent! Visit https://bit.ly/364NlEx to learn more and for the online application.
❗🌟The NDSU Extension - Williams County office has relocated!🌟❗ After spending nearly 10 years in Broadway Commons, the office has expanded into a new space on the 2nd Floor of the Williams County Highway Complex. Although the move changes the physical address for the office, the mailing address will remain the same (PO Box 1109 Williston, ND 58802-1109).
NDSU Extension - Williams County is still looking for qualified applicants to help fill the Family & Community Wellness Extension Agent position! This is a full-time position based in Williston. To apply, visit https://www.ndsu.edu/employment
🚨Job Alert🚨 The NDSU Extension - Williams County is hiring a Family and Community Wellness Extension Agent! The Extension Agent will work collaboratively with a team of Extension, research professionals, county residents and leaders to provide exceptional education, collaboration and facilitation for the family and community wellness and 4-H youth development programs in Williams County. Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in a human development, family and consumer sciences, education, health and nutrition, gerontology, or a related field. The NDSU Extension - Williams County office is located in the Broadway Commons building in downtown Williston. For a complete job description, list of qualifications, and to apply, please visit https://bit.ly/364NlEx
Our Parent Education Coordinator with the NDSU Extension - Williams County will be offering a Positive Indian Parenting class! The 8 week class will be held from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm on Thursday evenings via Zoom from April 1st through May 20th. Positive Indian Parenting is designed to meet the needs of both Native and non-Native parents, foster parents, caregivers, and others who strive to be more positive in their approach to parenting. The class will discuss traditional values and explore how to apply those values in a modern setting. This course is FREE. Registration is required and will close on March 29th. To register, contact Shanda Harstad at 701-577-4595 or [email protected]. To learn more about available programming, follow the Parent & Family Resource Center - NDSU Extension - Region 1.
Our Parent Education Coordinator with NDSU Extension - Williams County is offering an Active Parenting class! 👧👶🧒👩‍🦱 This FREE 6 week class provides parents and other caregivers of children ages 5 - 12 the information and skills necessary to prepare them to survive and thrive in society. All class sessions are virtual - you can call in from the comfort of your own home! Please pre-register by February 17th by calling 701-577-4595 or emailing [email protected]
Have a garden and want to help feed hungry people in your community? NDSU Extension - Williams County recently applied for and was granted seeds and funding to participate in the Hunger Free ND Garden Pantry Project. This project allows people to grow produce in their gardens, and donate it to a local food pantry. Please email Katalin (cod-uh-lynn) at [email protected] (701-577-4595) if you would like to participate or if you have questions.
Thinking about developing a succession plan for your future generations? The NDSU Extension - Williams County is offering this helpful course! This program is for families who want to shape the future ownership of their family farm or ranch – the family legacy – whether that is transferring a viable business to the next generation or determining how to divide farm/ranch assets. Click the event link for more info!
The NDSU Extension - Williams County has been working to prepared much-needed babysitters in our area! 👶 For a list babysitters that have completed a Babysitting Bootcamp course and are available for hire, please email Extension Agent Katalin Quale at [email protected].
NDSU Extension - Williams County is hosting a workshop on Supporting Farm and Ranch Youth on January 16, 2020. See below for more information! To register, please call 701-577-4595. Participation is limited to 16 individuals at the Williston site.
Today at the Williston High School Career Expo, students can learn more about careers with County Planning & Zoning, County Communications, the Williams County Sheriff's Office, ND, and the NDSU Extension - Williams County! #careerday #countygovernment #lawenforcement #themoreyouknow
NDSU Extension - Williams County is hiring an Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent! The Extension Agent will work collaboratively with a team of Extension and research professionals and volunteers to provide innovative leadership for the Williams County Extension agriculture and natural resources program. To apply, please visit https://jobs.ndsu.edu.