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From The Extension Desk

Montana State University Extension in Daniels, Richland, Roosevelt, Sheridan and Valley counties and the Fort Peck Reservation would like to invite any and all participants to the following Extension programs that will be held in northeast Montana.

Over the next few months, there will be multiple programs in many of the counties listed above. MSU Extension strives to provide constituents with unbiased research-based information by planning informative programs in order to disseminate information.

There will be a Farm Bill and FSA discussion on Feb. 24-25. Dr. Kate Fuller and Dr. George Haynes from the MSU Extension economics department will present on the 2018 Farm Bill.

This program will start in Sidney on Feb. 24 at 8 a.m. in the Richland County Extension meeting room. The next presentation will be in Culbertson at noon in the Roosevelt County Complex meeting room. The last presentation on Feb. 24 will be in Plentywood at 4 p.m. in the Jubilee Room of the Sheridan County Courthouse.

On Feb. 25, presentations will start in Scobey at 8 a.m. in the Extension meeting room, 106 Railroad Ave E. The next presentation will be on the Fort Peck Reservation starting at noon at the Sherman Inn in Wolf Point. The final presentation on Feb. 25 will be in Glasgow at 4 p.m. in the Valley County Courthouse Courtroom.

In March, there will be two different programs to attend.

On March 3, Kim Mann from the USDA/ARS Station in Sidney will present in Culbertson at 10 a.m. and then will travel to Plentywood and start at 1 p.m. in the Jubilee Room of the Sheridan County Courthouse.

March 24-26, Dr. Megan Van Emon and Dr. Carla Sanford will discuss impacts of nutrition and reproductive strategies for the coming year. They will be in Scobey at 3 p.m. on March 24 in the Extension meeting room. On March 25, they will start in Plentywood at 10 a.m. in the Jubilee Room of the Sheridan County Courthouse and then travel to the Fort Peck Reservation. On March 26, Dr. Sanford and Dr. Van Emon will start in Culbertson and then travel to Sidney.

In April, there will be talks on cropping systems, plant pathogens and the current market trends and production economics.

On April 6, Dr. Frankie Crutcher, MSU Extension plant pathologist, and Dr. Anton Bekkerman, MSU Extension economist, will be at the Fort Peck Reservation and Culbertson. On April 7, Dr. Crutcher, Dr. Bekkerman and Brett Allen with the USDA/ ARS Station in Sidney will start their presentations at 9 a.m. in Plentywood and then travel to Scobey.

For further information, contact your local MSU Extension office: Daniels County, 487-2861; Fort Peck Reservation, 768-3431; Richland County, 433-1206; Roosevelt County, 787-5312; Sheridan County, 765-3406; or Valley County, 228-6241.

Tree Planting

Brown Bagger

By Jeffrey M. Chilson, MSU Extension Roosevelt County

Thursday, Feb. 27, at noon, MSU Extension Roosevelt County will be holding its second tree care brown bag presentation.

This month’s topic will cover proper care of trees during planting and for the first year following planting. The presentation will be held in the meeting room of the Roosevelt County Complex, 307 Broadway in Culbertson and should last about 45 minutes.

Everyone is encouraged to attend and there is no charge for attendance. A light snack will be provided, but lunch will not be provided. Attendees are free to bring their own lunch.

For more information, contact Jeffrey Chilson at 787-5312 or by email at jeffrey. [email protected]

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