Welcome to Stevens County
Stevens County partners with Extension to deliver practical education and research you can use at home, at work and in your community.
For Stevens County specific events check out our 4-H events calendar
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Give to Stevens County 4-H
Gifts support 4-H youth development in Stevens County and local programming coordinated by the Stevens County 4-H Leaders Council.
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!
There are also many ways adults (anyone age 18+) can support youth learning and leading in 4-H.
Want to learn about volunteering 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
North Central Soil Conservation Research Laboratory, 320-589-3411
Stevens County Farm Service Agency, 320-589-4886
Stevens County Soil & Water Conservation District, 320-589-4886
West Central Research & Outreach Center, 320-589-1711
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.
Morris regional center Extension educators
Anthony Hanson, Extension educator, Integrated Pest Management
email@example.com or 320-589-1711
Chryseis Modderman, Extension educator, Crops - Manure Management
firstname.lastname@example.org or 320-589-1711
Other Extension contacts
Have a question about your favorite annual flower, looking for landscaping advice, wondering what’s wrong with your drooping tomato plants, or just need some general yard and garden advice? Call 320-208-6575 to connect with a Stevens County Master Gardener. Or you can call the Yard and Garden Line at 612-301-7590. Leave a message and a volunteer will return your call within 48 hours. Remember to speak slowly and clearly and leave your contact phone number.
The Stevens County Master Gardeners are a team of dedicated and trained volunteers accredited by the University Of Minnesota who provide free, unbiased horticultural best practices.
Extension Master Gardeners may not necessarily know all the answers, but they hold a wealth of information to offer advice and direct you to available resources that may help resolve the issue.
Have a gardening question? Call the Stevens County Extension Office at 320-208-6575. We can put you in touch with a local Stevens County Master Gardener to assist you in answering your horticulture related questions.
Ask a Master Gardener line: 612-301-7590
Please leave a message and a Master Gardener volunteer will return your call within 48 hours.
Health and nutrition
Extension offers a variety of educational programs about nutrition and health in Stevens 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.
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)
- Red River Valley Emerging Leadership Program (ELP)
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 Stevens 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.
Stevens County Extension
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