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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. MSUExtensionPonderaCountyhas placed pheromone traps out in the county for the past several…
Montana Indian Language Preservation
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Legislature has allocated $2 million to help the state's Indian tribes keep their languages alive. Montana's Indian tribes have until Sept. 30 to apply for funding from the Montana Indian Language Preservation Pilot Program...
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...
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...
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...
UM, DOJ, DOE Announce Settlement in Assault Investigation
The University of Montana, U.S. Justice Department and U.S. Department of  Education have concluded an investigation into how the university conducted investigations of sexual assault allegations involving UM students. The following is a statement prepared for delivery at a press conference hel…
2012-2013 Athlete’s of the Week
Ben McAlpine – Sr. Sunburst Refiners, Aug. 24th, 2012
Our first Athlete of the Week, according to Sunburst Head Football Coach Matt Clark put in a lot of hard work during the off-season and it produced immediate dividends at the start of the season...
Registration Opens for Montana Senior Olympics
Press Release
    The Montana Senior Olympics Committee is proud to announce that Great Falls will be the site for Montana Senior Olympics again in 2013. Great Falls hosted the games in 2011 & 2012 and has been selected again as the host site for the 2013 and 2014 Montana Senio…
Working With Nature: Beaver Dam Flow Devices
I think everyone would agree that beavers are an important part of our ecosystem....unless they'damming your creek or canal and/or flooding your property. Used to be you had one option to deal with nature's little engineer...destroy the dam...
Holocaust Survivor to Speak in Choteau, Fairfield, Shelby
Holocaust survivor and author Inge Auerbacher, will be talking about her experiences as a young child imprisioned in Nazi concentration camps and her family’s struggle to survive the holocaust and build a new life in America.  Along with presentations in several area schools, th…

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