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
218-444-5722 email

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.

Deb Dilley
Snap-Ed Educator
Beltrami & Koochiching County
218-444-5722 email

Debra Hawthorne
Snap-Ed Educator
Red Lake
218-444-5722 email






The University of Minnesota’s SNAP-Ed helps low-income individuals and families make diet and lifestyle choices to improve their health and prevent obesity.  We deliver our classes and curricula in a variety of community settings, such as food shelves, schools, community centers, and public housing sites.

Our policy, system and environmental (PSE) change work is to:  Help communities create and sustain environments that support people in their efforts to eat healthier foods and become more physically active and we provide training to community partners on changing practices and systems to create a healthier environment. 

Master Gardener
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 Extension Office

Beltrami County Fairgrounds
7223 Fairgrounds Road NW
Suite 7A
Bemidji, MN 56601

phone: 218-444-5722

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



County Extension