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Past. Present. Possibilities. Celebrating Montana 4-H 100 Years.
Montana 4-H celebrates 100 years in 2012!  In Teton County, we are celebrating the past, present and possibilities at the Teton County 4-H Fair held in Choteau at the Pavilion and Weatherbeater  Arena Wednesday, June 20 through Saturday, June 23.  On tap this year at the fair, we have…
IFYE: Bringing the World Home
The International 4‐H Youth Exchange (IFYE) is an exchange for young adults, ages 18‐30. This is both an inbound and outbound program and every year Montana hosts a number of IFYE delegates from primarily European countries. These people are affiliated with 4‐H or other rural youth or…
4-H Quilting Workshop
4-H members in sewing and quilting projects are invited to take part in a Quilting workshop on Sunday, June 10, 2012 at the Pondera Center, 317 Virginia St. in Conrad.
Pondera Co. Agent Wendy Wedum will lead the workshop. You can work on your own project, or an optional workshop project...
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Knowledge Is Power
The Pondera County Commissioners will be sponsoring an informational meeting that will provide local landowners who have water on their property with some tools they need to help make a more informed decision on selling their water and the required process and rules to follow to legally sell water t…
4-H Seeking Host Families for Japanese Students
The Japanese summer inbound exchange is for Montana families who have kids within two years of age as the delegate they host. The delegates are ages 12-16 and are affiliated with two Japanese youth organizations, Labo and LEX. Accompanied by chaperones, they come to Montana for approximately four we…
Landscape Workshop June 6th
The City of Shelby and Toole County Extension Office are pleased to bring Bruce Forde of Forde Nursery to Shelby for a free landscape design; tree selection, care & maintenance workshop on Wednesday, June 6th. Bruce has been involved in the nursery business since high school, opening Forde N…
USFWS Says “Thank You” to Veterans on May 19th
To show appreciation for those who serve in the U.S. Military, on May 19 – Armed Forces Day – the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will begin issuing an annual pass offering free entrance for active duty military members and their dependents to the National Bison Range and every unit of th…
A Time to Plant
The first year that I planted a garden here in Shelby, Corinne Merhar warned me not to put out the tomato plants before Memorial Day.  I had to learn the hard way. You're not "safe" from frost in Shelby until the end of May.  A few years later I had the biggest most …
Ag Alert: Wheat Streak Mosaic
Dr Mary Burrows of the MSU Extension Service has issued an Ag Alert after receiving several samples exhibiting wheat streak mosaic from the Golden Triangle.  Read her full report HERE.
MSU Ag Guides…Not Just for Farmers
For many Montanans, May means it's time to get down to some serious gardening. Before you stock up on soil boosters, fertilizers and pesticides, take a few minutes to read the latest Ag Alert from MSU Extension Pesticide Education Specialist Cecil Tharp:
MSU Extension Hosts Caregivers Training

Today roughly 2.2 million American households care for an adult with a chronic or terminal medical condition.  Caring for someone can be physically, emotionally and financially draining. One of the sad statistics is that many caregivers become critically ill or die before the person they are caring …
IPM Isn’t Just for Farmers
Integrated Pest Management is a crucial part of farming and ranching, but even if your "spread" consists of a few square feet of yard in town, there are things you need to know. The Montana State University Extension Service issues a regular Urban IPM Newsletter that you can receiv…

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