Welcome to Beltrami County
Beltrami County partners with Extension to deliver even more practical education and research right in your county.
There is something for everyone in 4-H!
Please explore our website to learn a little more about our program or call our office and speak with the 4-H Youth Development Extension educator to find out how 4-H can benefit you!
4-H Youth Development is a hands-on learning program for Minnesota youth. We offer online, small group and independent learning experiences for youth of all ages. In 4-H, youth choose the topic they find interesting and caring adults support their learning and leadership. From agronomy to space exploration and creative arts to outdoor adventures, 4-H has just the right learning experience for young people.
There are many ways to participate in 4-H!
Aure Active Ants
Meets the 1st Friday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at the Beltrami County Fairgrounds
Club Leader: Wendy Nelson
Battle River Beavers
Meets the 3rd Sunday of the month at 4:00 p.m. at the Kelliher Community Center
Club Leader: Jane Hanks
Meets the 4th Monday of the month (October-July) at 6:30 p.m. at the Beltrami County Fairgrounds
Club Leader: Kristina Johnson
Blackduck Busy Bees
Meets the 4th Sunday of the month at 4:00 p.m., Contact Club Leader for Meeting Location
Club Leader: Lisa Larson
Buena Vista Bear Tracks
Meets the 1st Sunday of the month at 2:00 p.m. at the Beltrami County Fairgrounds
Club Leader: Rebecca Eastling
Deer Lake Flyers
Meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Pony Lake Church on Highway 89
Club Leader: Shelly Gilbertson
Frohn Willing Workers
Meets the 3rd Sunday of the month at 1:00 p.m. at the Frohn Town Hall
Club Leader: Jessica Carter
Grant Valley 4-H Club
Contact Club Leader for Meeting Day and Time
Club Leader: Becky Kummet
Meets at the St. Johns Church in Nebish, MN Contact Club Leader for Meeting Day and Time
Club Leader: Jody Thomas
Meets the 2nd Sunday of the month at 5:00 p.m. at the Helga Town Hall
Club Leader: Staci Lundberg
Turtle River Tall Pines
Meets the 3rd Sunday of the month at 4:00 p.m. at the Old Salem Hall in Turtle River
Club Leaders: Eric Medberry
Mark & Amanda Haugen
Would you consider a donation to help us continue to offer positive youth development experiences to our community? Your contribution of any amount can be directed locally to support our 4-H program. 4-H reaches youth and families in positive ways across the county and around the state of Minnesota.
Gifts support 4-H youth development in Beltrami County and local programming coordinated by the Beltrami County 4-H Council.
Find the latest on Extension agricultural research and news you can use on your farm from local experts.
Statewide news and blogs
- Agricultural Business Management News -Business and financial resources for farmers.
- Beef News - Beef industry featured events, farm safety and animal health.
- Dairy News - Dairy industry featured events, farm safety and animal health.
- Fruit and Vegetable News - Local production and marketing of fruit and vegetable crops in Minnesota.
- Minnesota Crop News - Emerging issues affecting Minnesota row crops and forages.
The Beltrami County Master Gardener program strives to educate the community about horticulture skills, plant biodiversity, and pollinators among other relevant topics involving lawn and garden care through local events and classes.
Find the latest gardening tips and news you can use in your own backyard from local experts.
- Yard and Garden News - Gardening tips and emerging issues affecting Minnesota.
- My Minnesota Woods - Find out how to take care of your trees and enjoy Minnesota's beautiful woodlands.
- Natural Resources News - From preserving our wetlands to combating invasive species, tips for protecting and enjoying nature.
Beltrami County Master Gardener Hotline
Available April through October
Call and leave a message, and a Master Gardener will call back to assist you!
Beltrami County Master Gardener Email
Send your questions, and a Master Gardener will assist you!
Minnesota Master Gardener Hotline
Health and nutrition
Beltrami County offers health and nutrition classes through local schools, after school programming, and individual virtual learning opportunities. Please explore our site to learn more about the various program offerings and contact us for more information.
Use the Real Life, Good Food website to find recipes, cooking tips and physical activity ideas for a healthier life.
The USDA SNAP-Ed connection website offers a wide variety of information from activity ideas, updates on programming efforts, and tools to make any health and nutrition program successful!
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) is the educational component of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), a program that offers nutrition assistance to eligible, low-income individuals and families.
To host a SNAP-Ed class or to find out more information, please contact SNAP-Ed Educator Sandra Gehrke.
Extension's Center for Community Vitality engages Minnesotans to strengthen the social, civic, economic and technological capacity of their communities. We help create vibrant communities and enhance skills and knowledge in economics, leadership and civic engagement, and tourism.
Check our community research page for reports on county and community-focused topics relating to local economics, retaining businesses, growing retail markets, developing tourism, and more.
Local programs can be offered in collaboration with local community organizations and government agencies. Current programs include: Minnesota Agricultural and Rural Leadership (MARL)
Contact an educator in your area for consultation, guidance and conversation about your community.
Minnesota is a great place to explore, understand and conserve the natural landscape. Extension education, volunteer and community science programs encourage people to become stewards of Minnesota’s public and private lands.
Extension's Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships (RSDP) connect Greater Minnesota communities and University of Minnesota knowledge and resources to support local sustainability projects.
Working in partnership, RSDP supports community-driven projects in four focus areas: agriculture and food systems, clean energy, natural resources and resilient communities. Projects are supported by boards made up of local community members and University faculty and staff.
Learn more about RSDP’s recent work in your county and neighboring communities, and how to submit a project idea.
Join us at an event in your community.
Find opportunities to learn about the natural environment, how to care for your forest lands, and how you and your family can get out and explore nature around the state and in your own backyard.
Find information on community-focused news.
Find out how to take care of your trees and enjoy Minnesota's beautiful woodlands.
From preserving our wetlands to combating invasive species, read about protecting and enjoying nature.
Learn more about community-driven sustainability projects happening across Minnesota.
Beltrami County Extension
U of M Extension, Beltrami County
7223 Fairgrounds Rd NW, Suite 7A
Bemidji, MN 56601
Monday - Wednesday
8:30a.m. - 5p.m.
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