June 26, 2013

New 4-H Camp building to begin soon

The North Dakota 4-H Camp near Washburn will launch a major renovation and expansion project later this year with a combination of state funding and private donations. Half of the money for the $1.9 million project is in the North Dakota State University Extension Service’s 2013-15 budget approved by the Legislature and governor. The other $950,000 is from individuals, organizations and corporations through the North Dakota 4-H Foundation’s Shape a New Destiny campaign. The project involves renovating the current camp facilities, expanding outdoor  camp opportunities and constructing a multipurpose 4-H center that will be named in honor of Myron D. Johnsrud, a Watford City area native who served as NDSU Extension Service director from 1974 to 1986. “We received great support from the private sector, along with legislators and the governor, for this project,” says Duane Hauck, director emeritus of the NDSU Extension Service and campaign steering committee chair. “Naming the new building after Myron is a fitting tribute to his prominent leadership with the extension service and 4-H program,” Hauck adds. “The importance of youth programs within the extension service was enhanced during Myron’s tenure. He was a true champion of 4-H.”


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