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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.


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 - As Extension works to invest in people, this fund will support NDSU Extension staff professional development and recognition.  

Rural Leadership North Dakota - This 18-month leadership program delivered by NDSU Extension, helps prepare and develop effective leaders to strengthen rural North Dakota.  

Rank State Gifts
1 ND 35
2 MN 2
2 AZ 2
Lynette & Lon Flage Extension Match
Lynette and Lon Flage will match gifts given to the NDSU Extension Fund 1:1 up to $2,500.
$2,500 MATCHED
Rural Leadership ND Alumni Match
Gifts to the Rural Leadership North Dakota fund will be matched 1:1 up to $5,000.
$5,000 MATCHED
Your Legacy is Our Future!
Would you like to hear how to lower taxes or trade a gift for income? If NDSU receives 50 planned gift information requests, it will unlock a $50,000 gift from a husband-and-wife alum team that will benefit scholarships in the College of Health Professions. To participate, when making a gift to any area select “yes” to the estate planning question during checkout.
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