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Pulse Growers Workshop in Conrad Wednesday

North Central Montana Regional

PULSE CROP PRODUCTION WORKSHOP

 WEDNESDAY – February 13, 2013

9:30-4:00

PONDERA SHOOTING SPORTS CLUB

 

 

TOPICS:

  • CROP PRODUCTION PRACTICES
  • HERBICIDE APPLICATION & CARRYOVER ISSUES
  • PULSE CROP RESEARCH & VARIETY TRIALS PANEL
  • PRODUCTION ECONOMICS
  • 2013 CROP INSURANCE UPDATE
  • INTRODUCTION TO BUYERS/PROCESSORS
  • LOCAL GROWER PANEL - TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS

SPEAKERS / GUESTS:

-          Dr. PERRY MILLER, MSU, PROFESSOR OF CROPPING SYSTEMS

-          Dr. CHENGCI CHEN, MSU. CENTRAL AG RESEARCH CENTER, MOCASSIN

-          Dr. MARY BURROWS, MSU, EXTENSION PATHOLOGIST

-          CHAD LEE, MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

-          ED DAVIS, RESEARCH AGRONOMIST, MSU BOZEMAN

-          PEGGY LAMB, MSU, NORHTERN AG RESEARCH CENTER, HAVRE

-          STEVE JUNGHANS,USDA /RMA RISK MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

-          OTHER RESEARCH AND INDUSTRY

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FSA, BCC Offer Producer Training Seminar This Saturday

The USDA Farm Service Agency, along with the Blackfeet Community College, invites producers to attend a free Production and Financial Management Training Workshop, this Saturday, Jan. 26th, from 9am to 5pm at The Blackfeet Community College in Browning. Participation in this workshop will count toward the FSA's borrower training requirements.

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MSU Extension Presents Young Producer Seminars

Montana State University’s Department of Agricultural Economics/Economics and Extension in collaboration with the Risk Management Agency, Montana Grain Growers Association (MGGA), Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA), and Pondera County Extension (Dan Picard, Extension Agent) are offering risk management education for limited resource and beginning farmers and ranchers in Montana

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Talkin’ Turkey with Pondera Co. Extension Service

On her extension report today, Pondera County Agent Wendy Wedum mentioned a brochure titled "Let's Talk Turkey", published by the USDA. The 2-page flyer is packed with information on safely thawing and cooking your holiday turkey, as well as storing and reheating the leftovers

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We’re Doing The Monster Mulch

It seems every year at this time, we hear Bobby "Boris" Pickett belting out "The Monster Mash. I think I speak for many of us when I say that we've all heard that tune one time too many!. This Saturday, down in Conrad, it's not "the mash", it's "the mulch"

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MSU Extention Workshop: Passing The Farm to the Next Generation

From Alice Burchak, Toole Co. Agent:

On Oct 15th, Montana State University Extension Specialist Marsha Geotting will be offering a presentation to help families get started planning for the future transition of the family land and business

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Food Safety Tips for Cooks

On today's Extension Minute, Pondera County Agent Wendy Wedum offered some excellent tips on food handling safety. Click HERE for more information from foodsafety.gov.

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Extension Minute: September is Food Safety Month

In today's MSU Extension Minute, Pondera County Agent Wendy Wedum mentioned a couple of websites packed with information about packing safe school lunches.

Click HERE to download a pdf brochure on "Safe School Lunches" from fightbac.org, or click H

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Pesticide Waste Collection Scheduled

Pesticide users in this area have an opportunity again this year to dispose of any unwanted, out of date, or unknown pesticides through the Mt. Dept. of Ag 2012 Waste Pesticide Collection Program.  In order to participate, the MDA Participant Pre-Registration form needs to be completed by Friday, August 31

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MSU Extension Workshop: 6 Healthy Ways to Preserve Apples

5:30 p.m., September 4th Conrad Location TBATopics:

5:30 p.m., September 6th Shelby Location TBA

Preserving Apples: Jelly, Sauce, Drying, Pie Filling,Fruit Leather, and Freezing Apples

Equipment Needed

Recommended research-based recipes and resourcesWorkshop consists of three stations.

Each participant will receive

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Teton Co. 4-H Members Sweep Competition at Centennial Congress

The Teton County 4-H delegation to 4-H Congress celebrated the 100 year anniversary of Montana 4-H July 10-13 on the MSU Bozeman campus.  Teton County took delegates in four contest areas:  livestock evaluation, quilting, fashion revue and demonstration

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4-H and RECCS Present Robotics Camp

The Toole County 4-H Program and RECCS are partnering up to provide a “Robotics” camp July 30th-August 2nd. Participants will learn how to assemble and program a robot. After the robots are constructed, the youth will compete in fun robotic competitions

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