Cropping seminars set in Montana’s Golden Triangle


BOZEMAN, Mont. — Montana State University Extension will host a free, annual cropping seminar series Jan. 8-11 in Fort Benton, Chester, Havre, Shelby, Cut Bank, Choteau, Conrad, Stanford and Great Falls, Mont.

Topics will include integrating beef cattle into cover crops, soil fertility, why pesticides may not work as designed and partial budgeting analysis.

No pre-registration is required, and all producers are encouraged to attend. All seminars begin with registration at 8:30 a.m., and the day’s seminar should conclude by 3 p.m. The Havre seminar will begin at 4 p.m.and conclude by 8:30 p.m.

Dates, locations, and contact numbers for each cropping seminar are listed below.

Jan. 8: Fort Benton, Ag Center, 1205 20th St., Tyler Lane, 406-622-3751; Stanford City Hall, 102 Central Ave., Katie Hatlelid, 406- 566-2277; Havre, Northern Ag Research Center, 3710 Assiniboine Road, Shylea Wingard, 406-265-5481, Ext. 233

Jan. 9: Shelby, Comfort Inn Conference Room, 455 McKinley Ave., Kim Woodring, 406-424-8350; Chester, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 10 E. Madison Ave., Jesse Fulbright, 406-759-5625

Jan. 10: Cut Bank, Cut Bank Voting Center, 913 Railroad St., Kari Lewis, 406-873-2239; Conrad, Pondera Shooting Sports Complex, 972 Granite Road, Adriane Good, 406-271-4053

Jan. 11: Choteau, Stage Stop Inn, 1005 Main Ave. N., Brent Roeder, 406-466-2491; Great Falls, Montana ExpoPark’s Paddock Club Gold Buckle Room, Rose Malisani, 406-454-6980, ext. 305

For more information, contact Kari Lewis, MSU Extension Glacier County at 406-873-2239 or