Agriculture

DNRC Schedules Upper Missouri River Basin Water Plan Hearings
The Montana Department of Natu­ral Resources and Conservation (DNRC), in concert with the Upper Missouri River Basin Advisory Council (BAC), has launched an ini­tiative to update the State Water Plan for the Upper Missouri Basin. The BAC consists of representatives from key water interests i…
Shelby Adult Education – Fall 2013 Classes
Shelby Adult Education Program
Great Falls' "Baker Bob" McNamee is one of the instructors scheduled to teach adult Education classes in October at the Shelby High School campus. Below is the full list of classes being offered. To sign up, contact the Toole County Extension…
MSU Teton Co Extension Offers Strength Training
From Jane Wolery, Teton Co Agent:
The MSU Teton County Extension Office plans to offer the StrongPeople strength training class in Fairfield at the Senior Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Classes will start the end of September and run through mid-December...
North Montana Angus Association will Host the 2013 Tour
The North Montana Angus Association is excited to host the 2013 Montana Angus Tour September 17-19. The event will be head quartered in Great Falls, MT and will showcase Angus breeders and Angus operators throughout  North Central Montana. The tour will kick off Tuesday, September 17th with a g…
Red Shale Fire Update (July 31, 2013)
Fire Activity:  The Red Shale Fire was reported by the Beartop Lookout at 4:30 p.m. on July 18, as a small amount of white smoke rising from an area where lightning strikes had been observed the night before.
Fire activity is observed predominantly north of Red Shale Creek and west of the North …
Red Shale Fire Update (July 30, 2013)
Summary: Notable changes today include changes to the trail closures.  Portions of the East Side Sun River Trail #109 have been closed, and some trails previously closed have been re-opened.  See below for specific information.
 
Fire Activity:  The Red Shale Fire was reported by t…
Extension Minute: Crisp Pickled Veggies
By Toole Co. Agent Alice Burchak -
The gardens are doing well this year and gardeners will soon turn their thoughts to preserving some of their great produce.  Pickling is option to consider for certain vegetables. Crispness is a hallmark of a good pickled vegetable...
Extension Minute: “Dressing Up” for National Salad Week
From Pondera County agent Wendy Wedum:

Any way you toss it, a main dish green salad is an easy, nutritious meal --especially on a hot summer's night. National Salad Week is this week, and summer is a great time to fill up on fruits and veggies in a lightly dressed salad...
Ag Research Center Hosts Field Day on Wednesday
FIELD DAY 2013
Western Triangle Agricultural Research Center, Conrad, Montana
 Wednesday July 10, 2013 
8:00 am REGISTRATION & REFRESHMENTS: Courtesy of Centrol LLC, Brady; Jeff & Joel Farkell 
 8:45 am WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Dr. Gadi V.P. ...
Ag Alert: Orange Wheat Blossom Midge Invades Pondera County
The following information is from Pondera County Agent Dan Picard:
 
History
The Orange Wheat Blossom Midge first surfaced inFlatheadCountyduring 2006 and has continued to be a significant pest problem. MSUExtensionPonderaCountyhas placed pheromone traps out in the county for the past several…
MontGuide: What You Need to Know About Hantavirus
On today's Extension Minute, Toole County Agent Alice Burchak talked about hantavirus. Click HERE to download a free MontGuide, prepared by the Montana State University Extension Service, with information you and your family need to know to protect yourselves from this danger...

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