Extension in Ramsey County
Welcome to Ramsey County
Ramsey County partners with Extension to deliver practical education and research you can use at home, at work and in your community.
4-H Youth Development is a hands-on learning program for Minnesota youth. We offer online and in-person learning experiences for youth from kindergarten through high school. In 4-H, caring adults support youth learning and leadership. Youth may explore a wide range of interest areas, from agronomy to space exploration and creative arts to outdoor adventures.
- Join a Ramsey County 4-H club! The Ramsey County 4-H office has program staff who coordinate the clubs and screened volunteers who lead them. Clubs meet on average of once per month. In the days of COVID-19, some clubs meet online.
- View our Ramsey County 4-H Program Catalog to find a list of our current 4-H clubs and their contact information. Contact the person listed for each club to join or get more information.
- Contact us at email@example.com for additional help connecting with 4-H clubs, if needed.
- View our clubs from a Google map of Minnesota 4-H clubs, which also contains information for each club.
Want to learn about adult volunteer opportunities with the 4-H Youth Development Program?
Visit the Volunteering with 4-H page to learn more about how volunteers positively impact youth and community
Contact your 4-H Extension Educator to learn about specific roles available in your community
Ready to become a screened Minnesota 4-H volunteer?
Visit the Apply to become a 4-H volunteer page to begin the application and screening process
- 4-H at home connects you to online events and subject areas in which youth can participate from home.
- For more general participation information see our Minnesota 4-H Ways to Participate webpage.
4-H events in Ramsey County
Attend a 4-H event near you.
All 4-H events
Find a 4-H event in Minnesota.
4-H news in Ramsey County
Stay informed about all that is happening in Ramsey County 4-H.
Statewide 4-H news
Learn more about what is happening in Minnesota 4-H.
There are several ways to join or re-enroll in 4-H.
Give to Ramsey County 4-H
Gifts support 4-H youth development in Ramsey County, and local programming coordinated by the Ramsey County 4-H Council.
Brianna Hall, Extension educator, 4-H Youth Development
firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-624-1823
Jennifer Cable, Extension educator, 4-H Youth Development
email@example.com or 612-625-7163
Jan Logelin, Administrative assistant, 4-H Youth Development
firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-624-7626
Agriculture events in Ramsey County
Attend an agriculture-related event near you.
Statewide agriculture events
Agriculture conferences, in-person events and online courses are offered all year around the state.
Agriculture news in Ramsey County
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.
Master Gardener volunteers educate the public about horticulture using current research-based resources. This educational effort is designed to enhance the quality of life and promote good stewardship of the environment.
Master Gardener volunteers complete many hours of volunteer work each year, providing a valuable in-kind contribution to Minnesota.
Visit the Ramsey County Master Gardeners website for gardening information and a list of their upcoming events.
Gardening events in Ramsey County
Find gardening learning opportunities online and near you.
Statewide gardening events
Find out about the Master Gardener Volunteer core course or attend other events offered throughout the year.
Gardening news in Ramsey County
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.
Health and nutrition
Extension offers a variety of educational programs about nutrition and health in Ramsey County. These programs are open to families and individuals of all ages who are eligible for benefits through the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or who meet Extension’s program income guidelines.
Programs are offered in community settings such as food shelves, schools, community centers and public housing sites. The programs are free to all individuals and families who meet income guidelines, and may be offered in multiple languages, depending on the audience needs and availability of educators.
Health and nutrition events in Ramsey County
Learn more about staying healthy and eating well.
Statewide health and nutrition events
Join Extension educators and community partners in events that encourage health, wellbeing and good nutrition.
Health and nutrition news in Ramsey County
Stay up to date with our health and nutrition news.
Find information that helps families make informed decisions leading to better health and wellbeing.
Use the Real Life, Good Food website to find recipes, cooking tips and physical activity ideas for a healthier life.
Jacqueline Billhymer, EFNEP Regional Coordinator
Yoha Christianson, EFNEP Community Nutrition Educator
Hibaq Dualeh, SNAP-Ed Educator
Alma Galvez Hernandez, EFNEP Community Nutrition Educator
Deon Haider, SNAP-Ed Educator
Karen Kulus, EFNEP Community Nutrition Educator
Christine Navarro, EFNEP Community Nutrition Educator
Jennifer Ogren, EFNEP Community Nutrition Educator
Janice Rasmussen, SNAP-Ed Regional Coordinator
Pae Say, SNAP-Ed Educator
Michael Stratten, SNAP-Ed Educator
Shirley Vang , SNAP-Ed Educator, Hmong
Lisa Wong, SNAP-Ed Regional Coordinator
Tou Yang, EFNEP Community Nutrition Educator
Extension 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.
Volunteer. Natural resources volunteers track invasive species, detect forest pests and count native bees, among many other activities. You also can study to become a Minnesota Master Naturalist.
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 and how to submit a project idea.
Statewide community development events
Join us at an event in your community.
Statewide natural resources events
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.
Community development news
Find information on community-focused news.
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, read about protecting and enjoying nature.
Learn more about community-driven susta
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Ramsey County events
View all events hosted in and near Ramsey County.
Extension courses and events
Extension provides in-person and online educational events all over Minnesota. Find one to attend.
Ramsey County news
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Extension wide news
Read the latest news from all of Extension's programs.
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