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  • Photography Workshop - Focusing on the Basics
    John & Patti Illies will be presenting part 1 of a photography workshop = part 2 will be in the spring, focused on choosing & preparing your fair exhibit Part on will be Focusing on the Basics • Framing your shot • Lighting • Cropping
  • Crafting Christmas Cheer for Grand Village
    At the Dec. 7 Project Fun Hour, Blackberry 4-H Club will be providing supplies and direction to make cards and ornaments for the residents of Grand Village Nursing Home. All supplies provided. Bring your Christmas spirit and help us cheer others this holiday season. Christmas treats will be served.
  • 4-H Project Bowl
    Project bowls are an exciting way for youth to explore a project area. Teams compete in quiz competitions with questions about specific project areas. Itasca County 4-H teams have volunteer coaches for dog, general livestock (beef, sheep & swine), horse, projects. Practices usually begin late Nov-Dec and culminate in the regional tournament on Saturday, March 19, in Bemidji.
  • Join the Minnesota 4-H Week of Thanks
    Our 2nd annual Minnesota 4-H Week of Thanks will take place Nov. 18-25!

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County Natural Resource Educator

  • 2015 Forestry Webinar Series
    We will continue to host the 2015 Forestry Webinar Series at the North Central Research and Outreach Center. Although the sessions will no longer have a forestry educator on-site, please join us to view the remaining 2015 web-based presentations brought to you through a partnership between SFEC and the University of Minnesota Extension.
  • Itasca County Landowners Can Plan On It!
    For landowners in Itasca County having a healthy and productive woodlot is important. And we recognize that we have new challenges facing us with a growing list of invasive species and a changing climate. It is very important to take the time to develop clear management goals with intentional planning to maintain the resiliency of your woods.
  • Information on moving docks, lifts and equipment in Itasca County
    If you plan to move a dock, lift or other water equipment from one lake or river to another, all visible zebra mussels, faucet snails, and aquatic plants must be removed whether they are dead or alive.

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  • Gardening
    Get information about best plants and gardening practices for Minnesota lawns, landscapes, and gardens.

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U of M Extension
Itasca County

123 NE 4th St
Grand Rapids MN 55744-2659
(218) 327-7486 (phone)
(218) 327-7382 (fax)

Itasca County Extension Committee

  • Rusty Eichorn, County Commissioner
  • Terry G. Snyder, County Commissioner
  • Scott Belknap
  • Dan Brown
  • Debra Davis
  • David Hayes
  • Marge Kelley
  • Doug Learmont
  • Cindy McNichols
  • Tom Nelson
  • Jeff Walker
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