Agriculture

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Woolly Bear Caterpillars Spotted in Chouteau County
MSU EXTENSION AgALERT:
High numbers of woolly bear caterpillars have been reported in a Chouteau County wheat field. Woollybear larvae are members of the moth family Arctiidae, also referred to as Tiger moths. They feed on grasses late in the fall and early in the spring...
Agriculture and the Economy
From the nation's earliest days, farming has held a crucial place in the American economy and culture. Farmers play an important role in any society, of course, since they feed people. But farming has been particularly valued in the United States...
History of Sisk Ranch
Compiled by Geneva R. Sisk, 2014
The Sisk Ranch, located south and east of Galata, Montana, originated in 1910, with 160 acres claimed as a homestead filed by Joe Nat Sisk.  The official Homestead Act papers show the year 1911, and signed by President Woodrow Wilson...
Farm Fun Facts
Fun Farm Facts

Mature turkeys have more than 3,500 feathers.
There are 47 different breeds of sheep in the U.S.
Pork is the most widely eaten meat in the world.
The average person consumes 584 pounds of dairy products a year.
160 degrees Fahrenheit is the correct cooking temperature to ensure safe and sa…
Tiber Farming Co.
Written by Gordon Smedsrud
Tiber Farming Co.
Ole Smedsrud immigrated from Norway to Montana in 1914.  In 1916 he came to Conrad Montana and met with his friend Norman Solid; the land agent for Mont5ana homesteaders.
Meet The Gollehons
They're Gary & Becky (she was an Ihnen) & they farm 32 miles east of Brady in the northwest corner of Choteau County in an area north of "The Knees." known as the Ashmoor Community. Montana Agriculture Appreciation is going on this month (March) & the G…
Wallewein Family
Submitted by Chris Browning, Louanne & Mike Wallewein
Adam Wallewein was born in White Russia sometime around 1884 in a predominately German settlement.  His father died when Adam was around age 9 and his mother soon remarried.  There were eight or nine children in the family and since it was, at…
Scalese-Ward Family – by Joe Ward
Dell T Hales first came out to Toole County in the spring of 1910. She was teaching near Ipswitch, South Dakota and 21 years old. She’d grown up near Mt. Sterling, in southeast Iowa, on a farm called Clover Home, where her father raised grain and hay and fed cattle for a company out of Chicago. Her …

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