Succession Planning for ND Farm & Ranch Families

45ea74e4-67c8-4bfb-9dba-e1244229c518Workshops to assist farm and ranch families to get started on their succession plan and shape the future ownership of their business. Design Your Succession Plan is a multi-session workshop to help you:

Get started on a succession plan using a workbook during and after the workshop

Open lines of communication with family to create a shared vision for the family business

Work with professionals to construct a plan and documents to put the family’s vision into action

For more information contact Crystal Schaunaman

Washburn: December 6, 8 and 13, 2016 at 6:00 pm Location: North Dakota 4-H Camp, 2702 8th Street SW Send registration to: NDSU Extension – McLean County, PO Box 1108, Washburn, ND 58577 Contact: Calandria Edwards, (701) 462-8541,

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Powerful Tools for Caregivers: Oct 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Whether you provide care for a loved one at home or in a care facility, whether down the block or miles away, yours is an important role. This course is for family caregivers like you.

Caregiving takes many forms. You may help a friend or relative with:

  • Transportation
  • Housekeeping
  • Grocery shopping
  • Personal care
  • Emotional Support
  • Doctor appointments
  • Social activities
  • Living arrangements
  • Financial concerns
  • Legal or insurance issues

If you do one or more of these, you are a caregiver.  This course is for family caregivers like you.

Location:    First Lutheran Church   408 9th Street NW, Mandan

Date:           October 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29

Time:           1:30pm to 3:30pm

Registration Fee:    $50.00 (Includes The Caregiver Helpbook)   Make checks payable to: NDSU Extension Service/Morton County

Send Registration to:   Vanessa Hoines    NDSU Extension Service / Morton   210 2nd Avenue NW   Mandan, ND  58554   Phone:  701-667-3340   Email:

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Burleigh County 4-H’er and NDSU Alumna Sets Sights on Equestrian Excellence

Mimi Stanley graduated in 2013 in equine science and is an expert in dressage, an intense training regimen for horses that is an Olympic sport. Stanley’s aim is to someday demonstrate her skills as the world watches.

Read more of the article in the 2015-2016 Alumni News college newsletter at

Photo Courtesy by Lara Anderson

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JMG: Growing & Giving Smiles

There’s nothing better than seeing beautiful flowers grown in gardens during the summer! Well maybe there is something better…like receiving a floral arrangement of homegrown flowers. Burleigh County residents in nursing homes, assistant living, and hospitals have been receiving gladiolus and zinnia arrangements grown and arranged by at-risk youth.

This summer Burleigh County Extension took a Junior Master Gardener program in a different direction. Burleigh County Extension partnered again with Doug Sailer, Juvenile Court Officer II, South Central Judicial District along with a new partner, Hirsch Floral. In March, Burleigh County Extension received a Junior Master Gardener grant from NDSU Extension.  With the grant, Burleigh County Extension was able to purchase seeds and bulbs, vases, ribbon, and floral accessories.flowers1

Burleigh County Extension has been working with Doug Sailer the past few summers as a site for community service for at-risk youth. Each summer the at-risk youth, who are court ordered to serve community service, have grown vegetables and donated the produce to local food banks. This year, the at-risk youth were able still grow some vegetables, but their main focus of the garden was flowers.  This community service opportunity had the main objective of giving back to the community in a way that would brighten a person’s day and empower the at-risk youth.

The at-risk youth take pride in keeping the garden weed-free and ownership of their garden. They learn life skills that they can use in adulthood and teach their families. It has been stated by the youth that this is their favorite community service option as well.

Doug Sailer stated, “A meaningful community service project like the gardens has provided powerful skills to our local juveniles, specifically: education on gardening, work ethic, giving to others, and building positive relationships in the community.  These skills provide our kids with an increase in self-esteem and that itself leads our kids to make better choices in our community.  We are thankful for this opportunity as this project is a great therapeutic intervention for our juveniles.”



Rewriting the Rural Narrative

What can you do to promote brain gain vs. brain drain in our rural communities? Discuss this and other rural development topics at the upcoming “Rewriting the Rural Narrative” conference on Sept. 14th in Bismarck. For more information or to register please visit:

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Air Force Youth Adventure Retreat

Are you an Air Force, Air Force Reserve or Air Force Guard youth or know someone who is? Check out this Adventure Retreat just for you! September 30, 4pm to October 2, 1pm.

Wesley Acres Camp & Retreat Center, 1821 115th Avenue SE, Dazey, ND
Cost 10.00
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