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  • Montana State University Awards Norby 2024 Presidential Scholarship

    MSU News Service|Jul 17, 2024

    BOZEMAN — Montana State University’s most prestigious scholarship has been awarded to 21 high school graduates from across the nation and world, including Ella Norby, Sidney. Norby, a graduate of Sidney High School and planning to pursue a degree in finance, has served as captain of her basketball, golf and drill teams. She is a nationally recognized dancer for Cutting Edge Dance Studio and spent her summers swimming for the Sidney Tiger Sharks. Alongside her athletics, she also was president of the Math Madness Club, Close Up and National Hon...

  • Teri Antilley Named Director Of Montana 4-H Center For Youth Development

    MSU News Service|May 1, 2024

    Montana State University Extension has selected Teri Antilley to be the next director of the Montana 4-H Center for Youth Development. As director, Antilley will provide leadership and establish strategic direction for the center and for all 4-H programs. She will also serve as the state 4-H program leader. Montana 4-H is the youth development program of MSU Extension. It reaches more than 17,000 youth each year and is supported by more than 3,000 volunteers. Antilley has served as interim direc...

  • Nearly 900 Middle & High School Students To Participate In Montana Science Olympiad, April 19 At MSU

    MSU News Service|Apr 3, 2024

    BOZEMAN - Nearly 900 middle and high school students from 80 teams across Montana will compete at the Montana Science Olympiad State Tournament, set for Friday, April 19, at Montana State University. The event features competitions in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, disciplines. Teams from Belgrade, Billings, Bozeman, Chinook, Choteau, Clancy, Conrad, Corvallis, Darby, East Helena, Ennis, Fergus, Fromberg, Gallatin Gateway, Hamilton, Hardin, Harrison, Helena, Huntley...

  • (Updated) Montana Shakespeare In The Parks Announces Schedule For 52nd Season

    MSU News Service|Apr 3, 2024

    (Updated 4-3-24): They will be in Glendive, MT performing Hamlet on June 29, 6:30 p.m. at Makoshika State Park Amphitheater; and in Sidney on July 1 at 6:30 p.m., performing "Winter's Tale" at Veterans Memorial Park. (Original Story): BOZEMAN — Montana Shakespeare in the Parks will travel to 65 communities in five states this summer to perform two classic Shakespeare plays. For its 52nd season, the traveling theatre group, which is an outreach program of Montana State University’s College of Arts and Architecture, announced the playbill wil...

  • Registration Open for 2024 Edition of 406 Grazing Academy

    MSU News Service|Apr 3, 2024

    BOZEMAN – Registration is now open for the three-day 406 Grazing Academy, an annual workshop aimed at ranchers seeking to hone their grazing management skills and learn new strategies. This year’s event will be held June 11-13 in Miles City, and registration is open until April 26. Registration costs $200 per person and includes materials, a range monitoring kit, and lunch and dinner each day of the workshop. Those interested in attending can register at https://svc.mt.gov/doa/opp/DNR406GrazingAcademyRegistration/cart. Montana State Uni...

  • Registration Open for 2024 Edition of 406 Grazing Academy

    MSU News Service|Mar 13, 2024

    BOZEMAN – Registration is now open for the three-day 406 Grazing Academy, an annual workshop aimed at ranchers seeking to hone their grazing management skills and learn new strategies. This year's event will be held June 11-13 in Miles City, and registration is open until April 26. Registration costs $200 per person and includes materials, a range monitoring kit, and lunch and dinner each day of the workshop. Those interested in attending can register at https://svc.mt.gov/do...

  • MSU Extension To Host Free Feral Swine Education Tour In NE Montana

    MSU News Service|Mar 6, 2024

    BOZEMAN – Montana State University Extension will host a feral swine education tour March 7-8 in northeast Montana, with stops held for landowners, farmers, ranchers and anyone else interested in attending. Registration is not required, and there is no cost to attend. Tours will be held Thursday, March 7 in Scobey, 10 a.m. Ambulance Room, 106 Railroad Ave.; and Plentywood, 2 p.m. Cousin’s Family Restaurant, 118 S. Main St;.and Friday, March 8 in Sidney, 10 a.m. Richland County Event Center, 2118 W. Holly St. Montana residents can report sus...

  • MSU Billings Honor Roll

    MSU News|Feb 28, 2024

    MSU Billings News—The following Montana State University Billings undergraduate students have been named to the Dean’s List for their academic honors in the fall 2023 semester. In recognition of academic achievement, the university makes public at the close of each semester an honor roll of undergraduate students who earn 12 or more credits, which are not of a Pass/No Pass nature and who earn a grade point average of 3.50 or better. Fall 2023: Students from Montana cities other than Billings. Asterisk (*) denotes 4.00 GPA. Brockton Ast...

  • MSU Hometown Graduates Spring 2024

    MSU News Service|Feb 28, 2024

    BOZEMAN — Montana State University awarded 813 undergraduate degrees and164 graduate degrees during its 139th commencement ceremonies held Dec. 15 at the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. A list of the graduates follows: Haley Olson**, Richey; Riley Thiessen **, Sidney; Hanna Skov*, Allyson Young, Fairview; and Noah Nickoloff, Culbertson. Students with two asterisks after their names (**) graduated with highest honors, having earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.7. Undergraduate students graduating with honors — a cumulative GPA between 3.25 and 3.6...

  • Including Sulfur In Soil Fertility Programs Can Benefit Crops, According To Montana State Extension Specialist

    MSU News|Feb 28, 2024

    Bozeman — Sulfur’s role as an agricultural nutrient is often overlooked, but including it in soil fertility programs can positively impact crop yield, quality, and economics, according to a Montana State University Extension specialist. Clain Jones, MSU Extension soil fertility specialist and professor in the Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, said that modern phosphorus and potassium fertilizers contain less sulfur as a manufacturing byproduct than they historically did. Coupled with higher-yielding varieties and mor...

  • REAL Montana Program Accepting Applications Until March 31

    MSU News Service|Feb 28, 2024

    Bozeman — REAL Montana, a program from Montana State University Extension, is accepting applications for its next class until March 31. REAL Montana is a comprehensive two-year program offering in-depth education and training in the agriculture and natural resource industries. REAL stands for Resource Education and Agriculture Leadership. Classes consist of up to 20 participants competitively selected to represent a variety of agriculture and natural resource industries across the state. REAL Montana prioritizes diversity in class structure, i...

  • MSU To Host Inaugural Montana Agritourism Conference May 3

    MSU News|Feb 28, 2024

    Bozeman – The Montana State University College of Agriculture and Montana Agritourism Fellows Program will host a new conference focused on the confluence of agriculture and tourism on Friday, May 3, on the MSU campus. The event will include speakers, educational sessions, and networking opportunities for attendees. The conference, titled “Building Agritourism from the Ground Up: Inviting You to the Table,” will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Strand Union Building. It is the culmination of a year of collaboration and learning by the first...

  • MSU To Host Inaugural Montana Agritourism Conference May 3

    MSU News|Feb 21, 2024

    Bozeman – The Montana State University College of Agriculture and Montana Agritourism Fellows Program will host a new conference focused on the confluence of agriculture and tourism on Friday, May 3, on the MSU campus. The event will include speakers, educational sessions, and networking opportunities for attendees. The conference, titled “Building Agritourism from the Ground Up: Inviting You to the Table,” will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Strand Union Building. It is the culmination of a year of collaboration and learning by the first...

  • Including Sulfur In Soil Fertility Programs Can Benefit Crops, According To Montana State Extension Specialist

    MSU News|Feb 7, 2024

    Bozeman — Sulfur’s role as an agricultural nutrient is often overlooked, but including it in soil fertility programs can positively impact crop yield, quality, and economics, according to a Montana State University Extension specialist. Clain Jones, MSU Extension soil fertility specialist and professor in the Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, said that modern phosphorus and potassium fertilizers contain less sulfur as a manufacturing byproduct than they historically did. Coupled with higher-yielding varieties and mor...

  • Including Sulfur In Soil Fertility Programs Can Benefit Crops

    MSU News Service|Jan 31, 2024

    Bozeman — Sulfur’s role as an agricultural nutrient is often overlooked, but including it in soil fertility programs can positively impact crop yield, quality and economics, according to a Montana State University Extension specialist. Clain Jones, MSU Extension soil fertility specialist and professor in the Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, said that modern phosphorus and potassium fertilizers contain less sulfur as a manufacturing byproduct than they historically did. Coupled with higher-yielding varieties and more int...

  • MSU Extension & Montana Stockgrowers Association Announce 2023 Steer Of Merit Certifications

    MSU News|Jan 24, 2024

    Bozeman — Montana State University Extension and the Montana Stockgrowers Association awarded 2023 Steer of Merit certifications at the association’s Dec. 7 convention in Billings. MSU Extension beef cattle specialist Megan Van Emon presented the top five winners of the carcass and ultrasound Steer of Merit contests at a Best of Beef Luncheon. MSU Extension and Montana Stockgrowers Association distinguished 136 “Steers of Merit” out of 1,290 entries in 2023. Out of 555 steers entered in the carcass division, 83 were deemed Steers of Merit....

  • REAL Montana Program Accepting Applications Until March 31

    MSU News Service|Jan 24, 2024

    Bozeman — REAL Montana, a program from Montana State University Extension, is accepting applications for its next class until March 31. REAL Montana is a comprehensive two-year program offering in-depth education and training in the agriculture and natural resource industries. REAL stands for Resource Education and Agriculture Leadership. Classes consist of up to 20 participants competitively selected to represent a variety of agriculture and natural resource industries across the state. REAL Montana prioritizes diversity in class structure, i...

  • MSU Extension & Montana Stockgrowers Association Announce 2023 Steer Of Merit Certifications

    MSU News|Jan 10, 2024

    Bozeman — Montana State University Extension and the Montana Stockgrowers Association awarded 2023 Steer of Merit certifications at the association’s Dec. 7 convention in Billings. MSU Extension beef cattle specialist Megan Van Emon presented the top five winners of the carcass and ultrasound Steer of Merit contests at a Best of Beef Luncheon. MSU Extension and Montana Stockgrowers Association distinguished 136 “Steers of Merit” out of 1,290 entries in 2023. Out of 555 steers entered in the carcass division, 83 were deemed Steers of Merit....

  • Montana State University Extension Hosting Livestock Birthing Webinar Series In December & January

    MSU News Service|Dec 20, 2023

    Bozeman — Livestock producers across the country will be welcoming new piglets, lambs, kids, and foals in the winter and spring months. Montana State University Extension in Cascade County will host a free webinar series this and next month on how to assist livestock giving birth. The “You’ve Got to be Kidding?!” webinar series will address neonatal care; handling difficult births, called dystocia; colostrum; and other topics. Presenters will include a veterinarian and experts from MSU Extension. The webinar series welcomes livestock produce...

  • Montana State Extension Recognizes Employees & Supporters

    MSU News|Dec 6, 2023

    Montana State University Extension recently recognized staff, faculty and supporters at a fall conference in Bozeman. “We are fortunate to have accomplished faculty and staff making a positive impact on the people and places of Montana,” said Cody Stone, MSU Extension executive director. “It is an honor to recognize their contributions through our awards program.” The MSU Extension Director’s Office annually recognizes outstanding faculty and staff who attain distinctive success in their chosen field or profession and/or perform outstandi...

  • Calendars Available As Fundraiser To Support 4-H Youth Programs

    MSU News|Dec 6, 2023

    Bozeman — Calendars featuring drawings by artist Don Greytak are available from the Montana 4-H Foundation as a fundraiser to support 4-H youth programs. The Montana 4-H Greytak 2024 calendar features the artist’s pencil drawings of agricultural life in Montana and has been a traditional fundraiser for more than 30 years. Calendars cost $15. They are sold by 4-H members and are usually available at Montana State University Extension offices across the state. They can also be purchased directly from the Montana 4-H Foundation online. Pro...

  • Calendars Available As Fundraiser To Support 4-H Youth Programs

    MSU News|Nov 15, 2023

    Bozeman - Calendars featuring drawings by artist Don Greytak are available from the Montana 4-H Foundation as a fundraiser to support 4-H youth programs. The Montana 4-H Greytak 2024 calendar features the artist's pencil drawings of agricultural life in Montana and has been a traditional fundraiser for more than 30 years. Calendars cost $15. They are sold by 4-H members and are usually available at Montana State University Extension offices across the state. They can also be purchased directly...

  • Montana State College Of Agriculture Announces Annual Summer Field Days

    MSU News Service|Jun 14, 2023

    Bozeman - The Montana State University College of Agriculture and Montana Agricultural Experiment Station have announced the dates for their annual agricultural field days, which will take place at research centers around the state. "Summer field days are some of our favorite community events of the year," said Sreekala Bajwa, MSU's agriculture vice president, and agriculture college dean. "They provide a key opportunity for engagement with producers, alumni and friends of Montana State...

  • Economic Outlook Briefings On Agricultural Policy, Economic Forecasting Coming To Eastern Montana March 14

    MSU News Service|Mar 8, 2023

    Bozeman - Volatile agricultural markets, inflation, recession and a look at local and statewide economic issues are the focus of the 2023 Economic Briefing series, coming to eastern Montana in mid-March. Faculty from the Montana State University Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics will collaborate with economists from the University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research to bring an economic briefing with emphasis on agricultural policy issues and forecasts to Sidney in the morning and Miles City in the afternoon on...

  • Economic Outlook Briefings On Agricultural Policy, Economic Forecasting Coming To Eastern Montana March 14

    MSU News Service|Feb 22, 2023

    Bozeman - Volatile agricultural markets, inflation, recession and a look at local and statewide economic issues are the focus of the 2023 Economic Briefing series, coming to eastern Montana in mid-March. Faculty from the Montana State University Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics will collaborate with economists from the University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research to bring an economic briefing with emphasis on agricultural policy issues and forecasts to Sidney in the morning and Miles City in the afternoon on...

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