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2019 National Ag Day Agriculture Council of America Announces 2019 National Ag Day Date & Theme

Overland Park, KS – The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) will host National Agriculture Day on March 14, 2019. This will mark the 46th anniversary of National Ag Day which is celebrated in classrooms and communities across the country. The...

 
 By Grace Brose    Agriculture    March 13, 2019 

How Does Our Nation Lead the Way?

There’s a little boy, out in the front yard with a beat-up toy truck, filling the back end full of dirt, only to dump it all out and start over again. Pretty soon that little boy is a teenager, and he finds himself trying to rock that old Ford out...

 
 By Julie Goss    Agriculture    March 13, 2019 

Richland County Cooperator of the Year 2018-19

Each year the conservation district presents an award to an individual or entity that enhances conservation. We rotate the award between range conservation and irrigation. Irrigation is highlight for...

 

Thornton Arena to Host Tequila Turn, May 5

Sidney's Thornton Arena is hosting the Tequila Turn barrel racing event on Sunday, May 5th. The event is approved for the Women's Professional Rodeo Association's Divisional Circuit, and the Outback B...

 

Upcoming Trainings For Private Pesticide Certification, March 14-29, Watford City, Williston

Anyone who purchases or applies pesticides classified as “Restricted Use” must complete a sanctioned Pesticide Certification Course. There are opportunities to obtain your certification or recertification for private applicators scheduled this...

 

Ag Safety Awareness Week: Working Around Livestock

Montana Farm Bureau Federation is making safety a priority through the Agricultural Safety Awareness Program with March 3-9 designated as Agricultural Safety Awareness Week. Each day of the week has a theme with March 5 focusing on Livestock Safety....

 

Prather Performs At Ag Days

Comedian and viral video sensation Chad Prather performed during the MonDak Ag Days banquet on March 8 at the Richland County Event Center in Sidney....

 
 By Liv Stavick    Agriculture    March 13, 2019 

Your Boots On The Hill: Agriculture Fares Well In First Half Of The Montana Legislative Session

With last week’s transmittal deadline marking the half-way point of the 66th Montana Legislature, it’s only fitting that we provide an update on the first half of the session. By and large, agriculture has fared well during the uphill stretch....

 

MSU Extension To Offer Farm Management Workshops In Culbertson

BOZEMAN — Montana State University Extension will offer a two day farm management workshop in Culbertson at the Roosevelt County Complex, 307 Broadway on March 13th through the 14th. The workshop will begin at 9:30 am on the 13th and 9:00 am on...

 

Schaff Angus Valley's Record Breaking Bull Sale

Saturday, February 9, 2019 Schaff Angus Valley destroyed another world record at their yearly production sale. SAV America 8018 was sold to Herbster Angus Farms for a record-breaking $1.51 million...

 

ARS Brownbagger Looks At On-Farm Research Tool For Your Cellphone

Citizen science projects, involving ordinary people in scientific data collection efforts, are increasingly common; but now scientists, such as USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Soil Scientist Jeff Herrick, are introducing ways for...

 

CAEP Cultural Exchange Program Explained

In our Salute to the Beet Growers edition, which was published on February 13, Scott and Anita Buxbaum discussed the program through which they host agriculture exchange visitors. Maja Behrens, CAEP manager, explained the program further. The...

 

Livestock Reports Due March 1

Montanans have just a few more weeks to report the livestock they own in order to pay the per capita fees set yearly by the Montana Board of Livestock. Livestock reports are due March 1. Owners can report online at ReportYourLivestock.mt.gov. Owners...

 

Microbial Control of Insect Pests Focus of ARS Brownbagger

After two nearly two decades at the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) laboratory in Sidney, MT, Insect Pathologist Stefan Jaronski is retiring, but before he goes he’s sharing his extensive knowledge of this innovative field. As a...

 

Sidney Sugars to Hold Grower Meetings Feb. 11 & 12

Sidney Sugars will hold 2019 grower meetings on February 11 at the Knights of Columbus, Glendive at 9:30 a.m. and the Savage Senior Center, Savage at 1:00 p.m. On February 12, Fairview growers are invited to the Waterhole #3 in Fairview at 9:00...

 

Beef-It's What's For Breakfast?

You’ve heard the timeless slogan, “Beef-It’s what’s for Dinner,” but have you considered how eating beef can support your overall health and well-being all day long? A large body of scientific evidence shows that many people would benefit f...

 

19th Annual MonDak Pulse Day Feb. 7

The 19th Annual MonDak Pulse Day will take place Thursday, February 7, 2019 at the Area Recreation Center in Williston, ND. Registration for the event will begin at 8:30 a.m. Central time and speaker presentations will begin at 9:00 a.m....

 

MonDak Ag Days Promises Education, Comedy March 7 & 8

The annual trade show and education forum MonDak Ag Days and Trade Show is set for Thursday, March 7, and Friday, March 8, at the Richland County Event Center in Sidney. An effort of the Sidney Area...

 

Hemp Growers Petition MDA To Create Hemp Advisory Committee

Helena, Mont. – The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) has received a verified petition from 25 Montana hemp growers to create the Montana Hemp Advisory Committee. MDA will hold two listening sessions to receive input regarding the proposed...

 

GATE Feb. 8-9 in Glendive

The 41st annual Glendive Agri-Trade Expo (GATE) will be Friday and Saturday, February 8 & 9, 2019 at the Eastern Plains Events Center on Merrill Avenue in Glendive. This is a winter event we always look forward to. Consider becoming a GATE vendor...

 

County Agent Update: Not Your Average Fruit Fly

Part 1: Identification and Biology Most Drosophila species, commonly referred to as “fruit flies”, are a known nuisance in homes, especially around the banana bunch sitting on the counter. However, these flies typically feed on overripe or...

 

2019 Field to Fork Webinar Schedule Set

North Dakota State University Extension again will host the Field to Fork webinar series starting in February 2019. Experts from across the region will provide information about growing, processing...

 

19th Annual MonDak Pulse Day Feb. 7

The 19th Annual MonDak Pulse Day will take place Thursday, February 7, 2019 at the Area Recreation Center in Williston, ND. Registration for the event will begin at 8:30 AM Central time and speaker presentations will begin at 9:00 AM. Registration...

 

Montana FFA Holds District Competition

FFA students from all over the district converged in Sidney Monday for day long competitions. Floriculture took place at St. Matthews multi purpose center. Hinsdale advisor Patti Armbrister explained...

 

Soil Health Workshop in Sidney January 18

A soil health workshop aimed at helping Montana producers learn new strategies and techniques for improving soil health on their land and their bottom line is coming to the MSU Extension Office Building in Sidney on January 18, 2019. The workshop wil...

 

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