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1-406-676-2841x102 Join us for our meetings the second Thursday of every month.

PLEASE JOIN US Thursday and Friday, January 17th and 18th for an informative conference featuring Montana’s leading minds in conservation agriculture. The 2019 Western Montana Grazing and Agriculture Conference will be held at The DoubleTree Edgewater in Missoula CLICK HERE for DoubleTree Info (There is a BLOCK OF ROOMS W/ DISCOUNT under Lake County Conservation District) If you plan to stay.

Special thanks this year to the National Grazing Lands Coalition!!



CLICK HERE for Mail in Registration Form

SEE AGENDA BELOW! or CLICK HERE for printable Agenda

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

8-9 am REGISTRATION —Pastries and Coffee Sponsored by: Valley Irrigation Inc. Corvallis, MT Valley Irrigation Corvallis Website


10:30-10:45 am BREAK—Sponsored by: RDO Equipment RDO Missoula Website

10:45 am -12 pm BREAKOUT SESSION (1):

Option 1: Electric Fencing – Larry Feight High Country Ag Marketing Inc.

Option 2: “Growing Fruit in Montana”– Katrina Mendrey, Program Coordinator Western Agricultural Research Center.

12-1 pm LUNCH—Sponsored by: Big Sky Kubota Missoula, MT Big Sky Kubota Missoula Website

1-2:15 pm BREAKOUT SESSION (2)

Option 1: Sieben Land and Livestock, Rick Caquelin NRCS

Option 2: Western MT Round-Up Field Trial Review, Ben Montgomery NRCS

2:30-3:30 pm BREAKOUT SESSION (3)

Option 1: Intro to Planning for On-Farm Success-Dave Renn and Catie DeMets-CFAC

Option 2: TBD

3:30-4:30 Invasive Annual Grass Management –Jane Mangold Montana State University

5:00-8:00 pm Happy Hour and Dinner ( and no-host drinks )at Kettlehouse Brewery Northside, 313 N. 1st St., Missoula


Agenda Friday, January 18th, 2019

8-9 am LIGHT BREAKFAST—Pastries and Coffee

9-10:30 am MARLON WINGER – Soil Health Specialist, NRCS CLICK HERE Video of Marlon Winger

10:30-10:45 am BREAK

10:45-12:00 pm BREAKOUT SESSION (2)

  • Option 1: Hay and Forage Science – Dr. Emily Meccage Montana State University Forage Extension Specialist

  • Option 2: Small Grains, Emerging Ideas and Markets – Dr. Heather Estrada Flathead Valley Community College

12:00-1:00 pm LUNCH

1:00-2:15 pm BREAKOUT SESSION (3)

  • Option 2: MARLON WINGER – Soil Health Specialist, NRCS

  • Option 3: Animal Health and Nutrition in Grazing Systems Part 1-Bob Sager  DVM, DVBVP (Beef Cattle Practice) PhD For more info on Dr. Bob CLICK HERE

2:30-3:45 pm BREAKOUT SESSION (4)

  • Option 2: Alfalfa – Dr. Emily Meccage MSU Forage Extension Specialist

  • Option 3: Animal Health and Nutrition in Grazing Systems Part 2-Bob Sager DVM, DVBVP, PhD

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