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 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 13, 2019

"Agriculture is the Most Healthful, Most Useful and Most Noble Employment of Man"

"Agriculture is the most healthful, most useful and most noble employment of man." –George Washington Agriculture has from the beginning of our nation been the driving force of our country. During...

 

Big Sandy students win honors at regional Science fair

Five Big Sandy High School students competed in the Hi-Line Regional Science Fair at MSU Northern on March 5th. Hope Gasvoda, a junior, will be representing the Hi-Line at the Intel International...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 13, 2019

Kira Witmar, New K-12 Special Ed Teacher

Kira Witmar was born in the Philippians. She was raised in New Mexico. She served in the Air Force and moved to a few states. After the Air Force, they moved to Missouri because her husband's family...

 
 By Jodi Thornton    News    March 13, 2019

Rotary Banquet will feature music by "The Wortman Girls"

The time to get a Rotary Banquet ticket is slipping away with the banquet scheduled for this Saturday March 16, 7:00 p.m. with doors opening at 6:00 p.m. There are still tickets available for anyone...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    March 13, 2019

Green Acres

Montana State University Entomologist will be presenting to Gardeners in Fort Benton Laurie Kerzicnik (Montana State University Associate Extension Specialist and Insect Diagnostician) will be teaching gardeners about Insect Identification on Thursda...

 

Shed Hunters Should Give Wildlife a Break

Late winter can be a stressful time for deer and elk with deep snow, limited food options and depleted fat reserves. That’s why Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is asking shed hunters and other recreationists to give deer and elk their space until...

 

FSA deadline for NAP Coverage is March 15

March 15th is the application closing date for 2019 NAP coverage on spring-seeded crops. NAP provides risk protection for most crops that you cannot insure through your MPCI agent. A partial list of NAP-eligible crops in Chouteau County would...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 13, 2019

Grade school holds Science Fair

The F.E. Miley Gifted and Talented Program held a Science Fair with presenters form the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade. The 4th grade presenters were: David Morsette with "M&M Survival Challenge; Keira Oats...

 

Senior Center news

Thursday, March 14- St. Patrick’s Day $10.00 Corn Beef & Cabbage, Boiled Potatoes, and Carrots, Green Jello, and Green Cake. Friday March 15- Cod Nuggets, Tots, Jello, and Fruit. Monday March 18- Chicken Pot, Fruit Salad, and Peach Cobbler....

 

New @ The Jeff Reichelt Library

War Hawk, by James Rollins and Grant Blackwood Former Army Ranger Tucker Wayne and his war dog Kane are thrust into a global conspiracy that threatens to shake the foundations of American democracy in this second exciting Sigma Force spinoff...

 

Patching Cracks

Before ships had engines to power their forward movement, they relied on sails and wind to move across the large bodies of water. Occasionally, they would hit stretches where no wind blew to help them move. When this happened, they would employ a...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    March 13, 2019

Getting By

HOW TO TALK TO KIDS ABOUT WEIGHT AND OBESITY Weight is a sensitive subject for many, especially for children and teens. Concerns about body image and gaining weight are affecting kids at a very young age. Careful attention in deciding how to talk to...

 

My Answer

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham Q: I have been a Christian most of my life but I do not feel like one. What is my problem? A: The Bible says to examine ourselves (2 Corinthians 13:5). God will show us where we are wrong and what is...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 13, 2019

Agronomy is the Future in Agriculture

Brion Torgerson's praises his team for creating an agronomy program available to all farmers no matter what color of tractor they drive. "We are always looking forward into the future and asking where...

 

Montana FSA: USDA Commodity Loans Available to Montana Producers

Farm Service Agency reminds Montana producers that Marketing Assistance Loans (MALs) and Loan Deficiency Payments (LDPs) are available to help producers through periods of low market prices. The 2014...

 
 By Dana Darlington    News    March 13, 2019

Save the Cowboy, Part Two

The second action that makes American Prairie Reserve (APR) not popular among local communities is their current land acquisition and their future plans to amass 3.5 million acres in order to create...

 
 By Jan Suszkiw    News    March 13, 2019

Study Clarifies U.S. Beef's Resource Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

WASHINGTON, DC, March 11, 2019—A fuller picture is emerging of the environmental footprint of beef in the United States. An Agricultural Research Service (ARS)-led team has completed a comprehensive life-cycle analysis quantifying the resource use...

 

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