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Monitoring the Hunt..or Harassing the Hunters?

The following is a news release from the recently-formed Yellowstone Wolf Patrol, regarding their efforts to "Monitor and Disrupt" the hunting of wolves near Yellowstone National Park:

Americans outraged with the killing of wolves from Yellowstone National Park (YNP) have organized the YELLOWSTONE WOLF PATROL, whose members have entered the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness to monitor and document Montana's wolf hunt, set to begin on September 15th.        

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MSU Extension Provides September Food Preservation Workshops

 From Toole County Agent Alice Burchak:

This year’s gardening season has been very productive. It is a seasonal joy to have plenty of fresh produce and really enjoy it in its prime. However with the garden season starting to come to end, you probably are thinking about how to preserve your garden produce to enjoy later in the winter, and your local MSU Extension has just the answer!

 If you would like some hands-on experience canning your produce, come join us for a food preservation workshop scheduled for the first week in September in our area

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MSU Extension Minute: Name That Weed

On her Extension Minute today, Glacier Co. Agent Kari Lewis offered some tips for identifying and dealing with Canada Thistle. Here are the links she offered:

Montana Weed Control Association

Colorado State University Extension

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This June, the Montana FFA Foundation held their 6th annual Agricultural Opportunities Tour in eastern Montana. The tour started in Billings, making its way through Miles City and Sidney before heading back to Billings. (Photo: Montna FFA)
This June, the Montana FFA Foundation held their 6th annual Agricultural Opportunities Tour in eastern Montana. The tour started in Billings, making its way through Miles City and Sidney before heading back to Billings. (Photo: Montna FFA)
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FFA Students around the state participate in Agricultural Opportunities Tour

 

           The Agricultural Opportunities Tour is a three-day trip that takes place in the summer, allowing FFA students to visit the agricultural highlights of a certain region of our state. Thi

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UPOM To Sponsor 2014 Montana Property Rights Conference

The 2014 Montana Property Rights Conference will be held in Billings on Aug 14 and 15.  The event features three nationally-recognized speakers, as well Montana-based experts in a number of topic areas.  The two-day event is free to elected officials and students, a

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Marias Fair Fun Time!!

It's that time of year again - Marias Fair Fun Time! - If you're looking for the fair schedule of events - we've got it here for you. Be sure to check out their website at mariasfair.com
2014 Marias Fa

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Orange Wheat Midge Invades the Golden Triangle

On her latest MSU Extension Minute, Glacier County Agent Kari Lewis talked about the worsening problem of the Orange Wheat Midge in Golden Triangle wheat fields. Here are the links to more information about detecting and dealing with them: MSU Extension Service MontGuide (downloadable pdf file)MSU Exten

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NRCS: CSP Renewal Applications Are Being Accepted Now.

WASHINGTON, June 23, 2014 – Producers with expiring U.S. Department of Agriculture Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) contracts have from July 11 until Sept. 12, 2014 to renew and add conservation activities that will support their natural resource improvement activities and fine-tune their conservation plans.
“CSP farmers

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Jack and Suzi Hanna Invite You To Dinner

BIGFORK—A popular annual fundraiser for Montana wildlife biologists who oversee the state’s grizzly bear population is scheduled for July 11 at Jack and Suzi Hanna’s farm near Bigfork. Montana’s Outdoor Legacy Foundation—formerly the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Foundation—organizes the yearly event in order to give state biologists the tools and personnel they need to, among other things, manage grizzly populations in areas where populations are strong and to relocate a few grizzlies from around Kalispell to the Cabinet Mountains where numbers are low

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MSU Extension Minute: Varmint Control Links

Here are the links to the publications offered by Glacier Co. Agent Kari Lewis on today's Extension Minute:

The Columbian Ground Squirrel: It's Biology and Control 

MT Dept. of Agriculture List of Registered Rodenticides for Ground Squirre

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MRLA Hosts “Gentle Hands” Livestock Conference

Last fall when leaders of the Marias River Livestock Association heard that Temple Grandin could possibly be in Montana for spring 2014, they jumped at the chance to bring her to the Golden Triangle

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MSU Extenion: Field Tour at Conrad July 8th.

 BOZEMAN – Mixed species cover crops, or "cover crop cocktails," are the focus of a study by researchers at Montana State University and will be the topic of a field tour on July 8 from 9-11 a.m., near Conrad

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