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Maarten Fischer will lead Multifunctional Ag participants from brainstorming ideas for multiple incomes to completing a business plan. The class will be held Feb 24 & 25, March 10 & 11. (MRLA)
Maarten Fischer will lead Multifunctional Ag participants from brainstorming ideas for multiple incomes to completing a business plan. The class will be held Feb 24 & 25, March 10 & 11. (MRLA)
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MRLA to Host Multifunctional Agriculture Seminar

Following on the heels of last week's "Next Generation" conference, the Marias River Livestock Association and Stockman Bank are teaming up to host a series of classes designed to help local agriculture producers diversify their operations to bolster the financial bottom line and perhaps provide business opportunities for the next generation of farm and ranch families

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Dr. Mary Burrows, Montana State University Extension Plant Pathology Specialist and Assistant Professor, will be a speaker at the 2015 Golden Triangle Barley Update February 10, 2015, in Conrad.  Burrows will be covering, ‘Managing Disease to Produce a High Quality Crop.’  Photo courtesy of Montana State University.
Dr. Mary Burrows, Montana State University Extension Plant Pathology Specialist and Assistant Professor, will be a speaker at the 2015 Golden Triangle Barley Update February 10, 2015, in Conrad. Burrows will be covering, ‘Managing Disease to Produce a High Quality Crop.’ Photo courtesy of Montana State University.
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Golden Triangle Barley Update February 10 in Conrad, MT

From the MSU Extension Service:

Barley producers are encouraged to mark Tuesday, February 10, 2015, in Conrad, MT on their calendar for the Golden Triangle Barley Update featuring some of the industry’s top professionals

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Mt Dept of Ag Proposes Apiary Fee Increases

COMMENTS SOUGHT,
HEARING SCHEDULED

The Department of Agriculture is proposing to amend Administrative Rule 4.12.113 pertaining to Apiary registration fees.  The amendments increase the new beekeeper registration fee from $10 to $20 and increase the site registration fee from $15 to $19/site

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FSA Hosts Farm Bill Meetings This Week

The USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini is in Montana this week to attend five Farm Bill agricultural producer meetings in the Golden Triangle.

The meetings, hosted by the FSA and MSU Cooperative Extension Service, will cover newly authorized programs and important deadlines involving Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and the Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) Buy-Up and Livestock Disaster Programs

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MSU Extension Offers Free Online Magazine

BOZEMAN – Big Sky Small Acres: Rural Living in Montana, a magazine produced triannually by Montana State University Extension for busy landowners and backyard enthusiasts, is now available for free online

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EDF: “Habitat Exchanges” A Win-Win Plan to Save the Greater Sage Grouse

The following is a recent post from the Environmental Defense Fund's "Growing Returns" bog, reprinted by permission. Give it a read, some thought, and then let us know what you think:
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No time to wait: sage grouse delay gives urgency to conservation

By ERIC HOLST| JANUARY 5, 2015

You may have seen a

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Montana’s Next Generation Conference January 30 and 31 in Shelby, MT

The deadline is fast approaching to register for Montana’s Next Generation Conference, January 30 and 31, 2015, in Shelby, Montana.  Hosted by the Glacier and Toole County Farm Service Agency, local MSU Extension, Marias River Livestock Association and the Front Range Counties Farm Bureau, this comprehensive conference of succession planning and production workshops is one not to miss.

Events kick

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MSU Extension Golden Triangle Cropping Seminars Set for January 2015

Montana State University Extension will host the annual cropping seminar series January 12-15 in Fort Benton, Chester, Shelby, Cut Bank, Choteau, Conrad, Stanford, and Great Falls.  Speakers at each location will feature Kent McVay, Ron Larsen, and Dr

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Dr. Emily Glunk, MSU Extension Forage Specialist, will be the featured presenter at the forage seminar, December 16th in Cut Bank. (Photo: MSU Extension)
Dr. Emily Glunk, MSU Extension Forage Specialist, will be the featured presenter at the forage seminar, December 16th in Cut Bank. (Photo: MSU Extension)
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MSU Extension Forage Seminar – Tues. Dec 16th in Cut Bank.

Golden Triangle producers are invited to attend a Forage Seminar featuring MSU Extension Forage Specialist, Dr. Emily Glunk, on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 9 a.m. to noon Glacier County Courthouse Annex – Cut Bank, MT

There is no charge for the half-day seminar, and no pre-registration is required.

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Big Horn Sheep Captured, Moved to Sheep Creek Drainage South of Great Falls

 

State wildlife biologists have trapped and transplanted 21 bighorn sheep to the Sheep Creek drainage that flows into the Missouri River south of Great Falls. The animals were captured over several days from the Missouri River Breaks north of Lewistown.

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Forage Workshop on Dec. 15, 2014 in Shelby

MSU Extension will be hosting a Forage Workshop on Monday, December 15 at Marias River Electric in Shelby.  This free workshop will be begin at 3 p.m. and should last 90 minutes.

Emily Glunk, Ph

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MSU Extension to Host 2015 Crop and Pest Management School

Register now for the Crop and Pest Management School held at Montana State University January 5-7, 2015. The 2½-day workshop will focus on small grain production in Montana. Ruth Dill-Macky, Professor of Small Grains Pathology at the University of Minnesota Department of Plant Pathology and Scott Meers with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development will provide guest lectures

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