Happy New Year! We have LOTS of Extension programs coming up, so I wanted to highlight them and remind you of their registration deadlines that are soon approaching.
This Friday, January 4, is our deadline to register for the Calvin’ Fever – Ladies Day out workshop, which is NEXT Saturday, January 12 in Shelby. Calving season is not far off and this will be tremendous opportunity to brush up before those calves start hitting the ground. We are extremely fortunate to have Dr. Steven Hjartarson of the Northern Vet Clinic of Cut Bank on hand to share about calving difficulties and how to manage them, he has a tremendous amount of practical knowledge and we’re really looking forward to having him! We’ll also cover calving management and newborn calf care, with some great hands-on activities you don’t want to miss as well! The class is just $10, which includes snacks, materials, and lunch! If you would like to wrap up the afternoon with a fun freezer meals session which will include making meals to stock your freezer for calving, that’s just $15 addition and it will be well worth it! Contact the Pondera County Extension office to register by this Friday, January 4.
Next week are our local MSU Extension Cropping Seminars around the Golden Triangle which will cover paraquat safety, cropping systems, pest management, integrated weed management, herbicide resistance, marketing, and risk management. Our seminar in Cut Bank will be Wednesday, January 9, in the Glacier County Library basement, with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. In Cut Bank, our lunchtime speaker will be Greg Stordahl, Montana Department of Agriculture State Grain Lab Bureau Chief who will speak on Crop Quality Issues of 2018. The seminar is free, and lunch is provided, but we ask that you RSVP to our office by this coming Monday, January 7 so we can get a headcount on lunch. There will be three pesticide points available. For those of you out of the Cut Bank area, contact your local Extension Office for seminar details.
Lastly, our Early Bird rates for Montana’s Next Generation Conference ends next Friday, January 11. Be sure to get on our website, , for a complete conference agenda and registration details. There is nowhere in Montana that there’s the variety of topics and caliber of speakers as there is at Montana’s Next Generation Conference, this is one event you certainly don’t want to miss! We’ve had folks comment that just the food alone is worth the registration cost, and the education is outstanding to boot! Again, register at www.mtnextgen.com by next Friday for the Early Bird pricing.
Please contact our office with any questions at 406-873-2239 or firstname.lastname@example.org.