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March 13, 2019

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 Thursday, March 28, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 the Chouteau County Memorial Ambulance Building. The public is invited to attend. Laurie came to MSU from Fort Collins, Colo., where she worked at Crop Production Services and Colorado State University. She specialized in integrated pest management (IPM) and spiders as pest control agents in agroecosystems. She earned a bachelor’s degree in zoology at Miami University and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in entomology from Colorado State University. While conducting her research, she collected more than 11,000 spiders over six years in eastern Colorado. Approximately 4,000 of those spiders are now part of a collection at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Please contact MSU Extension Chouteau County at 622-3751 to pre-register for the class.

Montana State University U.S. Department of Agriculture and Montana Counties Cooperating. MSU Extension is an equal opportunity/affirmative action provider of educational outreach.


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