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NDSU Extension extends education to North Dakota residents of all ages and walks of life. You’ll find us at work in your county, at Research Extension Centers and at the main campus of North Dakota State University. As North Dakotans work to improve their lives, we’re there to help. Our efforts have a special emphasis on strengthening agriculture and developing the potential of youth, adults and communities. Our efforts are funded by county, state and federal government, and grants and contracts.


We have a rich history of extending North Dakota’s land-grant university. Federal legislation established Extension in 1914, but years before that our predecessors were extending education through lectures, institutes, tours, fairs and demonstrations.


... that through Extension’s help
“men and women may develop within
themselves the ability to bring
about a better condition in the community.”

Thomas Cooper,
North Dakota’s first Extension director


Empower North Dakotans to improve their lives and communities through science-based education

NDSU Extension believes:

  • In lifelong learning through transformational education
  • That all people belong and deserve respect
  • In stakeholder input to guide program development
  • In science-based, locally relevant information
  • In the value of partners and collaboration

Highlighted Areas of Support
NDSU Extension Service

Rural Leadership North Dakota

Rank State Gifts
1 ND 45
2 MN 3
3 IL 1
Lynette and Lon Flage NDSU Extension Match
Lynette and Lon Flage will match donations given to the NDSU Extension Service fund, $1:$1, up to $6,000!
$4,055 MATCHED
Bob and Linda Christman Rural Leadership North Dakota Match
Bob and Linda Christman will match gifts to the Rural Leadership North Dakota fund $1:$1 up to $2,500!
$2,500 MATCHED
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