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MSU College of Agriculture seeks nominations

MONTANA – Montana State University’s College of Agriculture is seeking nominations for its Outstanding Agricultural Leader award, which will be presented during the annual Celebrate Agriculture weekend Nov. 1-2, at MSU. The award recognizes individuals or families who have gone above and beyond for the Montana agricultural industry in the realms of public service, advocacy, production or business. Awardees will be honored during the Celebration of Agriculture pre-game event on Saturday, Nov. 2. “This award embodies the land-grant mission and values we stand for, specifically our long-standing engagement with the agricultural community of Montana and the value we plac...

Irrigation election postponed for further assessment

LAKE COUNTY – Owners of irrigated land within the Flathead Indian Irrigation Project will have to wait to cast their ballots for the annual election for two board positions along with a decision to allow two of the three districts to work together. The ballot issues were originally scheduled to go o...

Flathead cherry crop expected to be later this season Flathead cherry crop expected to be later this season

YELLOW BAY – The Community Clubhouse was full of talk about soil health, bud size and harvest dates at the Flathead Cherry Growers co-operative meeting. According to Bruce Johnson, President of the co-op’s board of directors, the event serves as a springboard for the coming season. Growers lea...

Sign-up for updated Conservation Stewardship Program

News from USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service BOZEMAN —  The next deadline for Conservation Stewardship Program applications to be considered for funding in fiscal year 2019 is May 10, 2019. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service plans to invest up to $700 million for new...

Hard-working family man honored posthumously at Ronan ag dinner Hard-working family man honored posthumously at Ronan ag dinner

RONAN – This year, the Ronan Area Chamber of Commerce chose to recognize Everitt Foust for his lifelong dedication to the field of agriculture at the 41st Agriculture Appreciation Dinner on March 22. He was also recognized for his dedication to his family and the community he lived in.  He pass...

Free the Seeds! returns to FVCC

KALISPELL – Free the Seeds! returns to Flathead Valley Community College on Saturday, March 2, for a fourth year of workshops, conversations and free seeds. Organizers expect more than 1,000 people to attend this free fair, which runs from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the FVCC Arts and Technology Building. F...

Western Montana Stockmen’s Association awards scholarship heifers Western Montana Stockmen’s Association awards scholarship heifers

News from the Western Montana Stockmen’s Association RONAN – Under blue and sunny skies, eight heifers at the Sherman Ranch climbed into stock trailers and were hauled to their new homes on Saturday, Jan. 26. The heifers, coming yearlings and their new caretakers are part of the Western Mont...

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...

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...


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