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  • Montana State's Eastern Ag Research Center Blends High-Tech Analysis With Diverse On-Farm Explorations

    Reagan Cotton|Jul 3, 2024

    BOZEMAN – Eastern Montana may be typecast for its sparse population and rolling landscape, but its vast expanses make it an optimal region for the state’s largest industry. Along the Yellowstone River near the North Dakota border, Montana State University’s Eastern Agricultural Research Center serves 13 counties that produce nearly three quarters of Montana’s pulse crop acreage, which leads the nation, and almost half its wheat. Serving such a wide area can be a tall order for a facility with less than 200 acres for both dryland and irrigated r...

  • Garry Dean Steinley, 78 Sidney, MT

    Jul 3, 2024

    Memorial Services were Thursday June 27, 2024 at 10 a.m. at the Shepherd of the Valley Church, Sidney, MT, with Pastor David Huskamp officiating. Garry will be laid to rest at the Richland Memorial Park, Sidney, MT. A luncheon followed the service for a time of fellowship. Military Honors were presented by the VFW Post 4099, Sidney, MT, and representatives from the U.S. Army Funeral Guard. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT, is assisting the family. Remembrances, condolences, and...

  • Boyd Hardy, 88, Fairview, MT

    Jul 3, 2024

    Funeral Services were Saturday, June 29, 2024, at 10 a.m. at the Community Presbyterian Church, Fairview, MT, with Pastor Tim O'Shields officiating. A luncheon followed the service. Boyd was laid to rest in the Fairview Cemetery, Fairview, ND. Visitation was Friday, June 28, 2024, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Fulkerson Stevenson Memorial Chapel, Sidney, MT. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT, is assisting the family. Remembrances, condolences, and pictures may be shared with the family...

  • Montana State's Eastern Ag Research Center Blends High-Tech Analysis With Diverse On-Farm Explorations

    Reagan Cotton|Jul 3, 2024

    BOZEMAN – Eastern Montana may be typecast for its sparse population and rolling landscape, but its vast expanses make it an optimal region for the state's largest industry. Along the Yellowstone River near the North Dakota border, Montana State University's Eastern Agricultural Research Center serves 13 counties that produce nearly three quarters of Montana's pulse crop acreage, which leads the nation, and almost half its wheat. Serving such a wide area can be a tall order for a facility with l...

  • (Updated 6-26-24) Garry Dean Steinley, 78, Sidney, MT

    Jun 26, 2024

    Memorial Services will be Thursday June 27, 2024 at 10:00 am at the Shepherd of the Valley Church in Sidney, MT with Pastor David Huskamp officiating. Garry will be laid to rest at the Richland Memorial Park in Sidney, MT. A luncheon will follow the service for a time of fellowship. Military Honors will be presented by the VFW Post 4099 of Sidney, MT and representatives from the US Army Funeral Guard. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home of Sidney, MT is assisting the family. Remembrances,...

  • Montana State's Eastern Ag Research Center Blends High-Tech Analysis With Diverse On-Farm Exploration

    Reagan Cotton|Jun 26, 2024

    BOZEMAN – Eastern Montana may be typecast for its sparse population and rolling landscape, but its vast expanses make it an optimal region for the state’s largest industry. Along the Yellowstone River near the North Dakota border, Montana State University’s Eastern Agricultural Research Center serves 13 counties that produce nearly three quarters of Montana’s pulse crop acreage, which leads the nation, and almost half its wheat. Serving such a wide area can be a tall order for a facility with less than 200 acres for both dryland and irrigated r...

  • (Updated 6-28-24) Boyd Hardy, 88, Fairview, MT

    Jun 26, 2024

    Funeral Services will be Saturday, June 29, 2024, at 10:00 am at the Community Presbyterian Church in Fairview, MT with Pastor Tim O'Shields officiating. A luncheon will follow the service. Boyd will be laid to rest in the Fairview Cemetery in Fairview, ND. Visitation will be Friday, June 28, 2024, from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm at the Fulkerson Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Sidney, MT. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home of Sidney, MT is assisting the family. Remembrances, condolences, and pictures ma...

  • Field Days Schedule

    Jun 19, 2024

    9-9:15 a.m. Camelina As Bioenergy Crop (Cultivar Selection, Agronomic Practices, & Weed Control) Dr. Chengci Chen, Professor of Agronomy, MSU-EARC Description: This presentation will include variety selection and agronomic practices. The agronomic practices that will be discussed include how to plant camelina and what pre-emergent and post-emergent herbicides can be used for controlling grass and broadleaf weeds, and how to apply pre- and post-emergent herbicides. Speaker Bio: Chengci Chen is...

  • Irene Schmierer, 94, Savage, MT

    Jun 12, 2024

    Services for Irene's Schmierer are at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at the First Lutheran Church, Savage, MT, with Pastor Tim Tharp officiating. Interment will be in the Riverview Cemetery, Savage, MT. A luncheon will follow the burial for a time of fellowship and sharing at the church. Visitation is Tuesday, June 11, 2024, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Fulkerson Stevenson Memorial Chapel, Sidney, MT, and one hour before service at the church. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT, is ass...

  • Alvin James Miller Sr., 91, Fairview, MT

    Jun 5, 2024

    Funeral services were Saturday June 1, 2024, at 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Sidney, MT, with Bishop Austin Harrison officiating. A luncheon will follow the service. Alvin will be laid to rest at the Fairview Cemetery, Fairview, ND. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT, is assisting the family. Remembrances, condolences, and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Alvin James Miller was born Oct. 29, 1932, in Dore, ND, To William...

  • (Updated 6-10-24) Irene Schmierer, 94, Savage, MT

    Jun 5, 2024

    Irene's services are at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at the First Lutheran Church in Savage, MT with Pastor Tim Tharp officiating. Interment will be in the Riverview Cemetery in Savage, MT. A luncheon will follow the burial for a time of fellowship and sharing at the church. Visitation is Tuesday, June 11, 2024, from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. at Fulkerson Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Sidney, MT and one hour before service at the church. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home of Sidney, MT is...

  • Alvin James Miller Sr., 91, Fairview MT

    May 29, 2024

    Funeral Services will be Saturday June 1, 2024, at 10:00 A.M. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Sidney, MT with Bishop Austin Harrison officiating. A luncheon will follow the service. Alvin will be laid to rest at the Fairview Cemetery in Fairview, ND. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home of Sidney, MT is assisting the family. Remembrances, condolences, and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Alvin James Miller was born October 29, 1932, in Dore, ND To...

  • Sidney Receives Grant To Record Sugar Beet History

    May 1, 2024

    The Foundation for Montana History announced its largest ever grant making cycle last week, awarding over $240,000 to communities across Montana, including Sidney. The foundation is a nonprofit based in Helena that raises funds and makes grants for community-based history initiatives. Since starting the grant program in 2012, they have placed over $1.7 million into history and preservation projects. “Working with communities to save and share history is the core of our mission,” says foundation president/ CEO Charlene Porsild. “Topping our f...

  • Roberts Opens "Dirtech", Soil Moisture Monitoring Business In Fairview

    Apr 3, 2024

    As a Sidney, graduate, Evan Roberts is no stranger to the sight of pivots in the fields of the area. While Evan graduated with a degree from MSU Billings College of Technology, he has been working with pivots for the last 15 years. Evan owns and operates Dirtech, a soil moisture monitoring business, based in Fairview, servicing Eastern Montana and Western North Dakota. Evan’s goal is to give growers the ability to make informed irrigation decisions from the information that the moisture probes send directly to their cell phones, which he a...

  • Steve Jay Joslin, 81, Sidney, MT

    Mar 27, 2024

    A Memorial Service was held Monday March 18, 2024 at 10:30 A.M. at Pella Lutheran Church, Sidney, MT, with Pastor Barb Haugerud officiating. A luncheon followed the service for a time of fellowship and sharing. Steve's ashes will be scattered on the farm in a private family ceremony. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the Boys and Girls Club or Pella Lutheran Church in Steve's name. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT, is assisting the family. Remembrances,...

  • Roberts Opens "Dirtech", Soil Moisture Monitoring Business In Fairview

    Mar 13, 2024

    As a Sidney, graduate, Evan Roberts is no stranger to the sight of pivots in the fields of the area. While Evan graduated with a degree from MSU Billings College of Technology, he has been working with pivots for the last 15 years. Evan owns and operates Dirtech, a soil moisture monitoring business, based in Fairview, servicing Eastern Montana and Western North Dakota. Evan's goal is to give growers the ability to make informed irrigation decisions from the information that the moisture probes...

  • Korejwo To Give Update On Bioenergy From Sugar Beets

    Dianne Swanson|Feb 28, 2024

    Casey Korejwo, Greenwood Renewable Ventures COO and president, will speak at MonDak Ag Days at 10 a.m., Thursday, March 7, on the future of sugar beets as a biofuel and give an update on the progress being made to develop a renewable energy plant just north of Fairview. For almost a year, GRV has been working with Two Rivers Energy Growers Association to contract sugar beet acres to devote to the plant. The new growers association was formed after the dissolution of MonDak Beet Growers...

  • Biebers Awarded 2nd Prize at National Wheat Yield Contest

    Dianne Swanson|Feb 28, 2024

    Local farmers, Justin Bieber, and his dad, Jeff, have been looking to increase profitability on their 1700 acres of irrigated farmland since the closure of the Sidney Sugars plant ended decades of sugar beet growing. The three primary crops they now raise are corn, wheat, and soybeans. Looking to increase yields, Justin delved into various varieties of wheat. The duo settled on WestBred Wheat 9719 due to its proven high yield and good standability. That variety, with increased nitrogen, and trying some new farming practices, yielded 109.33...

  • Biebers Awarded 2nd Prize at National Wheat Yield Contest

    Dianne Swanson|Feb 21, 2024

    Local farmers, Justin Bieber, and his dad, Jeff, have been looking to increase profitability on their 1700 acres of irrigated farmland since the closure of the Sidney Sugars plant ended decades of sugar beet growing. The three primary crops they now raise are corn, wheat, and soybeans. Looking to increase yields, Justin delved into various varieties of wheat. The duo settled on WestBred Wheat 9719 due to its proven high yield and good standability. That variety, with increased nitrogen, and trying some new farming practices, yielded 109.33...

  • Dr. Audrey Kalil Hired as Agronomist/Research Specialist at Horizon Resources

    Jan 24, 2024

    Dr. Audrey Kalil obtained her Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities in 2007 and worked in the commercial inoculant industry in research and development for three years prior to entering her graduate program. Audrey obtained her Ph.D. in Plant Pathology with a minor in Plant Breeding and Genetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied beneficial plant symbiosis with rhizobia and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. After completing her PhD in 2015, Audrey moved to Williston and joined North...

  • Dr. Audrey Kalil Hired as Agronomist/Research Specialist at Horizon Resources

    Jan 24, 2024

    Dr. Audrey Kalil obtained her Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities in 2007 and worked in the commercial inoculant industry in research and development for three years prior to entering her graduate program. Audrey obtained her Ph.D. in Plant Pathology with a minor in Plant Breeding and Genetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied beneficial plant symbiosis with rhizobia and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. After completing her PhD in 2015, Audrey moved to Williston and joined North...

  • Rambur Charolais: Unique Opportunities Keep Sidney Ranch Thriving

    Rebecca Colnar|Jan 3, 2024

    Howard Rambur started his herd as a youngster with two crossbred Charolais heifers and a purebred Charolais bull. “I got a small loan from the local bank and was on my way to having my purebred business. Of course, I’ve been borrowing money ever since,” said Rambur, who raises purebred Charolais cattle near Sidney, MT. Even though his father was primarily a sugar beet farmer, young Rambur’s interest in livestock was piqued when he began working with cattle as 4-H projects. He wanted to own something different than Angus, and the powerful, white...

  • Farmer's Choice Expands to Sidney Area

    Katelyn Sponheim|Dec 27, 2023

    With the Sidney and surrounding communities bereaved of their sugar beet industry, many farmers have looked to corn and soybeans to fill the gap. To soften the learning curve, Farmer’s Choice, McClusky, ND, has bought their expertise in those products to Sidney. Duane Peters, Sidney, former Sidney Sugars agronomist, will represent Farmer’s Choice in Sidney. He wants local farmers to know that “we are here to help”. They have purchased the former Trans-Systems building at 1120 E. Main St. Farmer’s Choice is owned by farmers and the seed and...

  • Biofuels Company Brings New Hope To Local Sugar Beet Growers

    Dianne Swanson|Dec 6, 2023

    After American Crystal made the decision to close the Sidney Sugars beet processing plant last spring, multiple companies reached out with ideas to revive the industry. But according to Jeff Bieber, one company really stood out from the rest and is now actively exploring a renewable energy plant near Fairview that would create biofuel from sugar beets. Greenwood Renewable Ventures (GRV), a Colorado company, was formed in September 2022 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pulse Energy Partners,...

  • More Industries May Be Coming Soon To MonDak Region

    Jaymi Mozeak|Nov 1, 2023

    A group of Richland County leaders met with Rich Garman, North Dakota Department of Commerce Economic Development and Finance director on Friday, Sept. 29. He had good news for the MonDak region. Five different industrial companies are looking into building a facility in northwestern North Dakota. Cerilon, a company based out of Alberta, Canada, whose facilities generate premium-quality, cleaner-burning transportation fuels, synthetic base oils, and specialized products, according to their website, www.cerilon.com. The company wants to put a...

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