The Ward County office of the North Dakota State University Extension Service will be moving in August.
Currently located on the first floor of the Ward County Administration Building, the Extension Service will move during the week of August 8 to the former Ward County Highways Department building at 900 13th St. SE. The move should take three to five days.
The Ward County Commission decided last year to move the office after considering options for using the old freeway building, said 4-H Youth Development Extension Worker Emily Burkett. . Due to logistics and other issues, the timeline for the move has been extended to this year, after 4-H Achievement Days in June and the State Fair in July.
Burkett said the building has already been prepared with the necessary technological facilities and kitchen equipment.
The new quarters will offer a similar amount of office space, a slightly smaller kitchen and two meeting rooms. The extension currently has access to two meeting rooms shared with other county departments.
The former highway facility includes ample parking and will provide space for outdoor activities, Burkett said.