From Kari Lewis, MSU Extension, Glacier County Agent, a reminder for producer that there are several important workshops coming up in January:

Farm and Ranch Ready program – January 11, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Parish Hall in Shelby.  Workshop will have hands on practice and training in basic first aid, farm and ranch safety, reducing family living expenses, fire extinguisher use, basic electricity, and winter emergencies.  January 3 – registration deadline to Pondera County Extension at 271-4054, $15 fee.

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Golden Triangle Cropping Seminars, January 6 – 10 around the area.  No charge for seminars, and two pesticide points available.

January 6:

  • Fort Benton at the Ag Center located at 1205 20th Street. Contact Tyler Lane at 406-622-3751.
  • Stanford at the City Hall located at 102 Central. Contact Katie Hatlelid at 406-566-2277.

January 7:

  • Havre at the Hill County Fairgrounds 4-H Chuckwagon located at 1676 US Highway 2 West. Contact Tom Allen at 406-265-5481, Ext. 233.
  • Chester at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall located at 10 East Madison Avenue. Contact Jesse Fulbright at 406-759-5625.

January 8:

  • Cut Bank at the Glacier County Library basement located at 21 1st Ave SE. Contact Kari Lewis, 406-873-2239.
  • Shelby at the Comfort Inn Conference Room located at 455 McKinley Avenue. Contact Kim Woodring at 406-424-8350.

January 9:

  • Choteau at the Stage Stop Inn located at 1005 Main Avenue North. Contact MSU Teton County Extension office at 406-466-2491.
  • Conrad at the Pondera Shooting Sports Complex at 972 Granite Road. Contact Adriane Good at 406-271-4053.

January 10:

  • Great Falls at the Great Falls College MSU’s Heritage Hall at 2100 16th Ave S, Great Falls.  Contact Rose Malisani at 406-454-6980.

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RANCH PROFITABILITY WORKSHOP SERIES - January 7, 21, February 11 1pm-4pm at the Glacier County Extension Office, 1210 E Main St, Cut Bank.

Overall ranch profitability is the sum of various ranch activities. In this hand-on workshop, participants will determine the value of each enterprise to their operation's overall profitability.

$15 registration covers all three classes.

For more information, or to register, call the Glacier County Extension office at 873-2239, email kari.lewis@montana.edu.

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Next Generation Conference registration open at www.mtnextgen.com.  Conference coming up January 31 and February 1 in Shelby, Early Bird discounts in effect until January 17.