2017 MDA Pesticide Applicator Training
The Montana Department of Agriculture is sponsoring Initial National Core Pesticide Training for persons interested in becoming a commercial or governmental pesticide applicator and/or pesticide dealer, as well as Initial Category Trainings. Click here to view full registration and schedule information (.pdf format).
Upcoming Food Safety Trainings
Trainings around Montana for February and March 2017
New 2017 Montana Pulses Buyers Guide, Crop Budget Projection Comparisons now available
Montana is the # 1 producer of peas and lentils in the United states, and ranks third in chickpea (garbanzo bean) production
Montana State Hail Board Meeting
March 21, 2017, 10:30 a.m. at Yogo Inn in Lewistown
Produce Safety Plan Workshops Offered in March
March 2-3 in Billings, March 6-7 in Corvallis and March 9-10 in Kalispell
Helena, Mont. – Fresh produce farmers will receive training and help developing their on-farm food safety Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) plans in three locations throughout Montana this March. The On-Farm Food Safety GAP Workshops will guide participants through the plan writing process. The workshops will be led by food safety experts Nancy Matheson, David Wise, and Jonda Crosby, and will be held March 2-3 in Billings, March 6-7 in Corvallis and March 9-10 in Kalispell.
Department’s Hay Hotline Available for Producers Affected by Severe Weather
Listings of Hay for Sale <a href="http://agr.mt.gov/Hay-Hotline" target="_blank">Online<a/>
Helena, Mont. – With the record-breaking snowfall and severe weather conditions affecting many throughout the state, the Montana Department of Agriculture wants to remind folks that the Hay Hotline is available to producers as an online tool to connect buyers and sellers of hay and pasture.