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MT 4-H Congress set for July 9-14 at MSU

News from the MSU News Service BOZEMAN — The 78th annual Montana 4-H Congress is set for July 9-14 on the Montana State University campus in Bozeman. Montana 4-H expects more than 300 4-H youth, volunteers and MSU Extension faculty to be in attendance. This year’s theme is TV 4-H Network....

Passenger rail conversation comes to rural Montana Passenger rail conversation comes to rural Montana

RONAN — The Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority (BSPRA) held a series of six community engagement meetings throughout rural Montana last week, including one at the Ronan Boys and Girls Club. Community members gave their input on the possibility of the restoration of passenger rail service through southern...

Rural-focused gathering for policymakers, funders, partners to be held

News from the MSU News Service TOWNSEND — Rural-focused policymakers, funders and partners are invited to participate in a Reimagining Rural gathering on Tuesday, June 13, in Townsend. Reimagining Rural is a program offered through Montana State University Extension that invites community membe...

Farm & Ranch Farm & Ranch

Calving season is well underway throughout Montana and the Mission Valley, despite the difficulties presented by recent unpredictable weather.  According to Ken Morris, a member of the board of directors of the Montana Cattleman’s Association, many ranchers are opting for calving in March or ev...

Farm & Ranch

RONAN — The Ronan Chamber of Commerce will celebrate local farmers and ranchers with their 43rd annual Agriculture Appreciation Dinner on March 24. This year’s event will honor Jack Stivers of the MSU Agriculture Extension Office in Lake County. Following 32 years of service as an extension ag...

New well and septic maintenance publications available from MSU Extension

News from MSU News Service BOZEMAN — Montana State University Extension has two new educational folders available for private well and septic system owners. Homeowners not served by public water systems are responsible for maintaining their own well and septic systems, according to Adam Sigler,...

Small changes can help combat America’s leading disease, even on a budget Small changes can help combat America’s leading disease, even on a budget

For all the death that COVID-19 has brought in the past two years, another perpetual silent killer has loomed like a grim reaper, taking double the amount the lives as the coronavirus.  Heart disease was the leading killer of Americans in 2020, with more than 690,000 deaths in the U.S., according to ...

MSU Extension advises caution for livestock feeding or grazing weeds during drought

From MSU News Service MONTANA — Due to the extended drought in Montana, water availability in many areas has become severely limited. Reservoirs have dried up and are becoming covered in weeds. Montana State University Extension educators are cautioning livestock managers to evaluate weed feed and...

Annual Ag Days event teaches students about food sources Annual Ag Days event teaches students about food sources

Students from Ronan Middle School gained a glimmer of where their food comes from during Ag Days, May 5-6, at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Ronan.  The annual event, which typically attracts 250 fourth and fifth grade students from Ronan and Polson who navigate at least a dozen informational station...

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