Beltrami County Extension

Mission Statement: Making a difference by connecting community needs and University resources to address critical issues in Minnesota.

As a branch of the University of Minnesota Extension Service, Beltrami County Extension Service is committed to delivering high-quality, relevant educational programs and information to it's citizens and communities. Our statewide network of researchers, educators, and volunteers addresses critical needs by focusing on issues where research-based education can make a difference.


Jennifer Hauschildt
Extension Support Staff


Mardi Harder, Regional Director

Ann Marie Ward
4-H Program Coordinator

218-444-5722 email

4-H is the oldest and largest publicly funded youth development organization in the US. Each 4-H club is encouraged to be creative and flexible to best meet the needs of the youth and families involved.

Snap-Ed Educator

Deb Dilley
Beltrami & Koochiching County
218-444-5722 email

Debra Hawthorn
Red Lake
218-444-5722 email

We are a research-based, peer nutrition education program geared to limited income audiences. Peer educators teach in a wide variety of community settings, including schools, food shelves, WIC clinics, senior citizen centers, day care centers, shelters, migrant centers, summer camps, low-income housing, local grocery stores, and also in homes.

Master Gardeners

218-444-7916 - leave a message

Master Gardeners are University of MN trained volunteers whose job is to educate the public about a variety of horticulture subjects using readily-available, up-to-date research-based information.


Beltrami County Fairgrounds
7223 Fairgrounds Road NW
Bemidji, MN 56601

phone: 218-444-5722

8:30 am to 4:00 pm
10:00 am to 3:00 pm



County Extension