Mandan News

Upcoming range camp

NDSU Extension Agent
By Jackie Buckley

Dates to Remember
Aug. 14 – Morton County SCD Meeting, NRCS Office, Mandan 9:30 a.m.
Aug. 21 – Morton County Fairboard Meeting, Morton County Fairgrounds, New Salem, 8 p.m.

Morton County Fair spirit dampened with power outage
The Morton County Fairboard would like to express sincere regret for any inconvenience the power outage caused on Saturday, during the fair. We know that it caused delays in the rodeo, the livestock shows and the power pull, entertainment and closing down the trade show area. The main line that was down on the grounds was fixed in the early evening on Saturday. Please mark your calendars for the 2015 Morton County Fair, July 30 -Aug. 2.

Thank you to all of the exhibitors, booth exhibitors, 4-H parents, youth and leaders who helped make the 2014 county fair a success. The fair takes many hours of the board’s volunteer time to prepare for it. Thank you to all of our Fairboard volunteers. Please watch our website and our Facebook page for upcoming details on the 2015 fair. We will be booking our entertainment very soon.

Adult Range Camp scheduled
An adult range camp is scheduled for September 16-18, at Cross Ranch State Park. The range management school is intended for those with an interest in the management of rangelands to increase their understanding of the premises used to develop grazing management plans.

Cost for the camp is $150/person. If an additional person from the same operation would like to attend, it will cost $75 for that person. Registrations are due Friday, Aug. 29. Registrations received after that date will be $200/ person and $100 for additional persons. The registration covers the costs of materials, meals and breaks for the event.

The range management school will include identifying range sites, range plant identification, developing goals, soil health, stocking rates, grazing management principles, developing your own range management plan and much ore. For more information please contact the Morton County Extension Office at 701-667-3340. A copy of the registration form is available on the Morton County Extension website and Facebook page.