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NDSU Extension

Contact Information

Brian Zimprich, Extension Agent

Agriculture & Natural Resources


Samantha Weidner

Extension Agent-Family and Community Wellness


Robbi Hopkins, Administrative Assistant

(701) 683-6128

Ransom County Extension offers a variety of services and programs.

Ransom County 4-H
The 4-H program is very strong in Ransom County with over 173 active members and 18 leaders. Members benefit from camps, contests, club activities, community service activities and individual goals.
Aging in the Community (AIC)
A new program that offers a variety of services for older adults (ages 60+) living in the Lisbon Area School District such as rides to appointments, companionship (visits or calls), social activities, technology help, and education for the community. They are currently looking for volunteers to help in some of these areas.  Their office is located in the Senior Center at 625 Main St. Lisbon and is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. For more information, call Katie Mairs, Program Coordinator, (701) 683-8346 or Elise Meyer- Volunteer Coordinator, (701) 683-8345.  Their website can be found here, Aging in the Community.  Also, a listing of events can be found on their Facebook page by clicking the link to the right.
Educational Opportunities
Throughout the year we offer workshops on livestock programs and farming practices. We also hold horticulture classes, parenting classes, health related classes, food and nutrition classes, and much more. We offer Private Applicator Pesticide trainings each year for recertification and initial certifications.
We host a variety of events throughout the year. Annual events include SE Judging Classic, Eco Ed for 7th graders, Harvest ND for 4th graders, Progressive Ag. Safety Day for 5&6 graders, and many 4-H events including the Ransom County Fair.
School Education
Annually in May, we teach kids K-4 in Lisbon, Enderlin, and Fort Ransom horticulture.  They learn the importance of fruits and vegetables in their diets, how plants grow, how to harvest and prepare the food they have grown.  Every student plants nine fruit and vegetable seeds to take home and grow.
We offer a wide variety of information on canning, crops, livestock, finances, family resources, horticulture, estate planning, and more.

* Visit the Ransom County Extension website for more detailed information on events, publications and services.


204 5th Avenue West
P.O. Box 950
Lisbon, ND 58054

Fax: 701-683-6109

Office Hours

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Fax: 701-683-6109