North Dakota State University Extension again will host the Field to Fork “Wednesday Webinar” series starting in February 2020.

Experts from across the region will provide information about growing, processing and serving specialty-crop fruits and vegetables safely.

The “Field to Fork Wednesday Weekly Webinars” will begin Feb. 5. The webinars will be held online from 2 to 3 p.m. Central time through April 8. The webinars also will be archived for later viewing; however, participating in the live webinar allows participants to interact with the presenter.

The webinars are free of charge but preregistration is required. The webinars will be held on Zoom. The Field to Fork website ( has a link to register for the webinars. Participants will be sent sign-in reminders with the link for viewing.

Topics that will be covered are:

• Feb. 5: Starting Vegetables From Seed at Home — Randy Nelson, Extension home horticulture and agriculture production systems educator, University of Minnesota.

• Feb. 12: Growing Flowers for Fun or Profit — Don Kinzler, NDSU Extension agent — horticulture, Cass County.

• Feb. 19: Growing Tomatoes in North Dakota — Tom Kalb, NDSU Extension horticulturist.

• Feb. 26: Building a Terrarium — Esther McGinnis, associate professor and NDSU Extension horticulturist.

• March 4: Pressure Cooking and Canning: New (and Old) Ways to Cook and Preserve Vegetables — Julie Garden-Robinson, NDSU Extension food and nutrition specialist.

• March 11: Staying Safe in the Sun: Insight From a Skin Cancer Survivor — Brian Halvorson, teacher, Grand Forks Public Schools.

• March 18: Growing a Butterfly Garden — Janet Knodel, professor and Extension entomologist, NDSU Extension Entomology.

• March 25: Growing Grapes in North Dakota: Common Diseases and Varieties That Perform — Jesse Ostrander, plant diagnostician/director, NDSU Plant Diagnostic Laboratory.

• April 1: Supporting Pollinators in Your Landscape — Yolanda Schmidt, NDSU Extension agriculture and natural resources agent, Pierce County.

• April 8: Pesticide Safety for Home Gardeners — Andrew Thostenson, NDSU Pesticide Program specialist.

This project is made possible with funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service.

For more information, visit NDSU Extension’s comprehensive Field to Fork website or contact Garden-Robinson at 701-231-7187 or

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