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Market steers take first official trip over the 4-H scales Market steers take first official trip over the 4-H scales

News from Montana State University Lake County Extension Office LAKE COUNTY — Mid-January marks the beginning of the 4-H market beef project for Lake County members who have elected to raise and care for a steer during the next seven months. Calf weights are recorded along with breeder information. Growth rates will be measured this July in time for the Lake County Fair. Many 4-H members select their calf when steers are weaned in the fall, using a scientific approach that identifies the most desirable traits for the show arena and the consumer. During the project, 4-H members learn and apply humane-husbandry skills through a curriculum of quality assurance that includes comfo...


MSU offers fact sheet and film on sagebrush, climate change research

From MSU News Service MONTANA — Scientists at Montana State University and their partners have developed a fact sheet and short film that describe the results of a research study on the potential impacts of climate change on sagebrush ecosystems. The research team, comprising scientists and stu...


Water Rights Compact is good for agriculture

MONTANA – The success of Montana’s agriculture industry is dependent upon water and water right certainty. It is easily the single most important resource for people across Montana, which is why ratification of the negotiated Montana CSKT Water Compact is critical. Contrary to what compact opp...


MSU leads attack against perennial weeds

MONTANA –  Researchers at Montana State University are leading a collaborative grant across the four-state Northern Great Plains and Pacific Northwest regions with a multi-pronged attack on what is said to be the chief hardship in organic farming – perennial weeds. A four-year, $2 million...


New program launches to promote and source local food and drink New program launches to promote and source  local food and drink

HELENA — The Departments of Commerce and Agriculture have launched a new category of the popular Made in Montana program designed to support small businesses and ag producers. “Taste our Place” aims to promote and increase the use of locally sourced ingredients at Montana restaurants, ba...


New program launches to promote and source local food and drink

HELENA — The Departments of Commerce and Agriculture have launched a new category of the popular Made in Montana program designed to support small businesses and ag producers. “Taste our Place” aims to promote and increase the use of locally sourced ingredients at Montana restaurants, ba...


Organic farm builds 4,000-bale maze Organic farm builds 4,000-bale maze

News from Whitefish Stage Organic Farms KALISPELL – Whitefish Stage Organic Farms, at 2288 Whitefish Stage Rd., approximately one mile north of Reserve in Kalispell, completed a 4,000 bale straw bale maze estimated at approximately 20,000 square feet. It is shaped like a tractor and built entirely...


MSU pesticide education offered in Ronan

  MSU pesticide  education offered  in Ronan   RONAN — The Montana State University Pesticide Education Program is offering a pest management tour for pesticide applicators on Oct. 2, at the Ronan Community Center. Speakers will present on a variety of topics, includi...


2018 Lake County Fair Results announced 2018 Lake County Fair Results announced

Grand and Reserve Champions at the Lake County Fair: Aerospace, Level II, Grand : Ryan Kendall  Beef, Market Beef, standard breed, Grand: Darcy Coleman  Reserve: Brielle Zempel   Market Beef, small breed, Grand: Bryanne Zempel   Reserve: Braydon Zempel     &nb...


National Farmers Market Week celebrated locally National Farmers Market Week celebrated locally

LAKE COUNTY – Although the time has past for National Farmers Market Week, Aug. 5 to 11, it’s not too late to support local markets across the county. “We are in the produce season,” said Rosie Goldich, food and agriculture coordinator with the Lake County Community Development Cor...


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