4-H provides hands-on, real life experiences through projects, activities, and events to youth in Ransom County. Use the links below to learn about the North Dakota 4-H Youth Development program, 4-H Camp, and the 4-H Foundation.
Most 4-H events and activities are organized by local 4-H clubs with the help of staff from NDSU Extension County Offices. If you'd like to learn more about 4-H in Ransom County or if you are ready to enroll or volunteer, please contact us or complete a request for information.
Main Leader: Kristi Freeberg
Phone: (701) 680-2417
Number of Members: 34
Club meetings: Second Sunday of the month Time: 5:00 p.m.
Club meeting location: member’s homes
Activities: 4-H Olympics, assemble Thanksgiving baskets, Salvation Army bell ringing, bingo with Veterans, Halloween and Christmas parties, assemble Blessing Bags with Veterans, volunteer at the library.
Main Leader: Sara Lyons
Phone: (701) 308-1011 Number of Members: 32
Club meetings: second Sunday of month
Time: 6:30 p.m. Club meeting location: West Wing, Ransom County Expo Center
Activities: In our club we try to do several activities and service projects each year. These include ditch clean up, bell ringing, collecting for the food pantry, bowling, a Christmas party, and tours. We have a float in the fair parade. Our members participate in Project Expo, Communication Arts, Livestock Judging, Hippology, 4-H Carnival and the Ransom County 4-H Ambassador Program.
Fundraising: We have sold flower bulbs as our fundraiser. We also wash fire trucks for the Fort Ransom Fire Department before the Fourth of July Parade.
Main Leader: Jackie Birchem & Val Cavett
Phone: (701) 308-0801 Jackie Number of Members: 16
Club meetings: third Sunday of month
Time: 7 p.m. Club meeting location: West Wing, RC Expo Center & ND Veteran’s Home
Activities: Our club has been active with Community Service Projects, going to Nursing Homes, we take tours of various places, take part in the Giving Tree and the Food Pantry. We have gone bowling. Skiing, swim parties, camping, bell ringing and family picnics.
Co-Main Leader: Darla Smith & Kim Myers
Phone: (701) 680-1200/ (701) 308-1018 Number of Members: 11
Club meetings: second Friday of month
Time: 7 p.m. Club meeting location: Fort Ransom School
Activities: We try to do different kinds of activities throughout the year. Each month someone in the club will volunteer to demonstrate a project or give a speech on a topic of their choice. We tour area businesses to learn about them. We shop for the giving tree each year. We take care of the trees at the Fort Ransom Arena. Our members are actively involved with the county fair.
Fundraising: Raffles, concessions, sell plants in the spring and wreaths/garland in the fall
Main Leader: Michele Bartholomay
Phone: (701) 541-3204 Number of Members: 21
Club meetings: first Sunday of month
Time: 7:00 p.m. winter; 5:30 p.m. summer Club meeting location: Sheldon Community Center
Activities: Community clean-up, fundraising, cookie baking, ditch clean-up, Paperwork Party, grave site clean-up, Family Night, Owego School party, calendars, demonstrations, giving tree, float, decorating booth, 4-H activity clean-up.
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