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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 out of straw.  The maze took about four weeks and hundreds of hours to assemble. The maze will open to the public on Saturday, September 15, at 11:00 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will remain open every Saturday and Sunday through October 28. General admission to the maze is $8 and will be free for children 2 years and younger with an adult. A special discount is available for groups of 10...


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...


West Nile Virus found in Lake County

LAKE COUNTY – One of the first two confirmed equine cases of the West Nile Virus in Montana for 2018 occurred in Lake County during early August.  The Montana Department of Livestock said they received notice of the virus in Lake and Musselshell Counties. The virus was also detected in mosquito...


Publication on noxious weed ID available Publication on noxious weed ID available

News from Montana State University BOZEMAN – Montana State University Extension has updated its publication on noxious weed identification, “Montana’s Noxious Weeds,” making the information available for the first time as an electronic flipbook accessible on mobile devices. Mobil...


Irrigation fees set to increase next year

LAKE COUNTY – The cost of farming within the Flathead Indian Irrigation Project could increase in the coming year if irrigation taxes go up as planned. The Bureau of Indian Affairs manages the project for the United States government and has increased the operation and maintenance fees to $33.50 per...


Briefs for July 25, 2018

Mission Valley Rises works to get out the vote News from Mission Valley Rises Mission Valley Rises: Democracy Engaged! invites you to use your voice. Register to vote. Decisions made by the people we vote for affect our families and communities every day.   Make your voice known. Vote like ...


4-H offers more than cows, cooking

News from MSU Extension Lake County LAKE COUNTY – 4-H Shooting Sports offers personal and skill development to youth through disciplines of air rifle, archery, air pistol, and shotgun here in Lake County. The group meets weekly from November to March each year, currently in Ronan. Through this ...


Lake County Agent receives national award

News from MSU Extension Office LAKE COUNTY – Nori Pearce, MSU Extension Agent, recently received the Meritorious Service Award from the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents. Individuals receiving this award are nominated by their peers for their level of dedication and commitment to the 4-...


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