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MSU Extension Webinar Series About Fruit Production In Eastern Montana Begins June 4


Bozeman — Montana State University Extension in Yellowstone County will host a free webinar series, “Ripening Eastern Montana: The ABCs of Fruit Production,” at 5:30 p.m. each Thursday in June. The live series is designed for those interested in growing berries, apples, grapes and other fruits in eastern Montana. 

Webinar series presentation details are as follows:

• June 4: “Establishing Fruit Orchards in Montana” with Katrina Mendrey, MSU Western Agricultural Research Center. To join, visit:

• June 11: “Getting Our Hands Dirty in the Details of Caring for Fruit Plantings” with Zach Miller, MSU Western Agricultural Research Center. To join, visit:

• June 18: “The CREC Fruit Project: Joys and Obstacles in Eastern-Central North Dakota” with Kathy Wiederholt, North Dakota State University Carrington Research Extension Center. To join, visit:

• June 25: “Growing Fruit in Eastern Montana: Here’s What to Know and How to Start” with Bob Thaden, Tongue River Winery, Miles City. To join, visit:

An optional in-person tour of F Bar 3 Vineyard near Laurel will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 13. The tour provides an opportunity to gather planning ideas and to get one-on-one time with an experienced grower. The free tour requires an RSVP to 406-256-2828 by June 12 so that it can be organized in accordance with physical distancing guidelines required by COVID-19.

For direct links to webinars, visit the Yellowstone County MSU Extension website at or follow the Facebook page, MSU Extension – Yellowstone County Agriculture. For questions or assistance with the remote broadcast, contact Callie Cooley at 406-256-2828 or [email protected]


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