10/13/2023: The North Dakota Department of Agriculture has received confirmation of the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a backyard chicken flock in Williams County from North Dakota State University. The premises has been quarantined and the flock has been depopulated to prevent the spread of the disease. The detection triggers the suspension of commingling poultry/bird events both in Williams County and birds from Williams County. If no new cases emerge in 30 days, the suspension will be automatically lifted for that county. There is no immediate public health concern due to this finding. The risk to people from HPAI is low despite the disease often being fatal for birds. No human infections with these viruses have been detected in the U.S.. For more information, please read the full press release (https://www.ndda.nd.gov/news/avian-influenza-confirmed-williams-county-backyard-flock).
|Located in the Williams County Highway Complex|
|Agriculture & Natural Resources Extension Agent: Kelly Leo
Family and Nutrition Program Extension Agent: Vacant
|Physical Address (and FedEx/UPS)
Williams County Highway Complex
5218 141st Ave NW
Williston, ND 58801
|Located at the North Star Human Service Zone|
|Parent & Family Resource Educator: Blanche Waggoner
Family and Community Wellness Extension Agent: Katelyn Jesperson
|Physical & Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1109
The NDSU Extension - Williams County office extends education to North Dakota residents of all ages and walks of life. As North Dakotans work to improve their lives, we’re there to help. Our efforts have a special emphasis on strengthening agriculture and developing the potential of youth, adults and communities. Our efforts are funded by county, state and federal government, and grants and contracts. The NDSU Extension - Williams County office also facilitates the 4-H program.
We have a rich history of extending North Dakota’s land-grant university. Federal legislation established Extension in 1914, but years before that our predecessors were extending education through lectures, institutes, tours, fairs and demonstrations.
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