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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. 

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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

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the Red Shale Fire moving up a slope of young lodgepole pine.  Standing dead snags and downed dead trees from the 1988 Gates Park Fire are also being consumed by the fire. (Mike Munoz USFS July 27, 2013)
the Red Shale Fire moving up a slope of young lodgepole pine. Standing dead snags and downed dead trees from the 1988 Gates Park Fire are also being consumed by the fire. (Mike Munoz USFS July 27, 2013)
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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 obse

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Th Red Shale Fire burning in mixed fuels.  In the right midground you can see the young lodgepole pine regeneration from the 1988 Gates Park Fire.  In the stream bottoms and in pockets elsewhere, pockets of trees that escaped the Gates Park Fire can be seen. (Mike Munoz,USFS)
Th Red Shale Fire burning in mixed fuels. In the right midground you can see the young lodgepole pine regeneration from the 1988 Gates Park Fire. In the stream bottoms and in pockets elsewhere, pockets of trees that escaped the Gates Park Fire can be seen. (Mike Munoz,USFS)
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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 belo

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Red Shale Fire continues to grow within old burn areas in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area

 THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE LEWIS & CLARK NATIONAL FOREST:

(Choteau, Montana) The lightning-ignited Red Shale Fire was reported on July 18 by Beartop Lookout in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area. The fire has continued

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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

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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!  Check out this link for more information on salads, sauces and dressings:  Association for Dressings and Sauces.  This website has many recipes

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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. Reddy, Superintendent, Western Triangle Ag. Research Center, Conrad

 9:00 am ON-STATION RESEARCH TOURS/DISCUSSIONS

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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. MSUExtensionPonde

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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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Whitetop in bloom (K. George Beck & James Sebastion, Colorado St. Univ.)
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MSU Extension Minute: Whitetop a Problem in Pondera County

 

Pondera County Weed Control District Coordinator Pam Converse joined Pondera Co. Agent Dan Picard on the Extension Minute today, to talk about an infestation of Whitetop, a noxious weed that is also known as Whiteweed and Peppergrass, among other names...in

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Crop and Weed Field Day to be Held on June 14

 

 

The Toole County Extension office will be hosting a field scouting exercise on Friday, June 14th on Holtz Rd, north of Sunburst beginning at 10am and ending around noon.  Participants will be scouting various wheat, barley and pulse crop fields to identify weeds and diseases.  P

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