Mandan News

Hosting garden forums

NDSU Extension Agent
By Jackie Buckley

Dates to Remember
Mar. 13 – Morton County SCD Meeting, NRCS Office, Mandan, 9:30 a.m.
Mar. 15 – Livestock, Crops and Ag Sales Contest, Carrington
Mar. 17 – Livestock Judging Workout, Mandan High School, 7 p.m.
Mar. 24 – State FFA Livestock, Agronomy and Ag Sales Contest, State Fair Center, Minot

NDSU Extension Service Hosts Garden Forums
The NDSU Extension Service Morton County Will be hosting a series of Garden Forums this spring. The Spring Fever Garden Forum will be held on Tuesday and Thursday nights, March 25 and 27, and April 1 and 3 at the Mandan/Morton County Law Enforcement Center starting at 6:30 each evening.

A team of 12 university researchers will provide the latest information on caring for yards and gardens. Topics include selecting landscape trees, gardening in containers, selecting superior flower and vegetable varieties, improving soil, preventing diseases, growing hardy fruits and more. Specialists will give short presentations and then answer your questions.

The live presentations from NDSU in Fargo will be broadcast to over 20 Extension offices across the state. Gardeners may also attend these meetings via the internet on their home computers. All gardeners are welcome to participate and everything is free. Presentations go from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. CDT each night. For more information, go to

The Spring Garden Fever Forum site in Morton County will be at the Mandan/Morton county Law Enforcement Center. For more information contact the Morton County Extension Office at: 701-667-3340.