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22 February 2021
Montana Wheat & Barley Committee will Host Research Review Panels in Cooperation with Montana State University

Montana Wheat & Barley Committee will Host Research Review Panels in Cooperation with Montana State University

The Montana Wheat and Barley Committee will host a series of research review panels on March 3, 2021 in cooperation with the Montana State University College of Agriculture and Montana Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES).

The event, titled “The Future’s Promise in Agriculture,” are open to the public and will take place via Zoom. MAES Associate Director Mary Burrows will moderate the three 40-minute panels, including:

What Innovations are on the Horizon in Montana Agriculture?

Featuring Lovreet Shergill and Kent McVay, Southern Agricultural Research Center; Perry Miller, Dept. of Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

10:30 a.m.

What is the Future of Plant Breeding in Montana?

Featuring Jason Cook, Jennifer Lachowiec, and Mike Giroux, Dept. of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology

11:10 a.m.

What Pests are on Our Horizon and How Can we Work Now to Mitigate Them?

Featuring David Weaver, Dept. of Land Resources & Environmental Sciences; Alan Dyer, Dept. of Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology; Frankie Crutcher, Eastern Agricultural Research Center

11:50 a.m.

To receive Zoom meeting information, please contact Tammy Suek, Administrative Assistant at Montana Wheat and Barley Committee, by email at TSuek@mt.gov.

22 February 2021
Public Meeting Notice: MT Pulse Crop Committee - March 10, 2021

Public Meeting Notice: MT Pulse Crop Committee - March 10, 2021

The Montana Pulse Crop Committee will meet virtually through Zoom on March 10, 2021 beginning at 9:00 a.m. The committee is currently seeking proposals to fund market development projects and educational projects designed to promote and enhance Montana’s pulse industry. All funding awards will be determined by the Montana Pulse Crop Committee and proposals are due March 1, 2021 by 5:00 pm MST.

An agenda will be posted soon. To receive information to join the committee’s Zoom meeting on March 10th, please contact Dani Jones at Danielle.Jones@mt.gov

10 February 2021
Public Meeting Notice: Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council Meeting / NWTF Grant Hearings

Public Meeting Notice: Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council Meeting / NWTF Grant Hearings

The Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council will hold their buisiness meeting and the 2021 Noxious Weed Trust Fund grant hearings virtually March 8 -12, 2021.

A business meeting agenda and grant applicant hearing schedule is attached.

To receive information to join the virtual meeting, please contact Carol Bearden, Noxious Weed Program Specialist, at (406) 444-7880 or cbearden@mt.gov. 

Click here to learn more about the Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council.

08 January 2021
Montana Agriculture Development Council Meeting

Montana Agriculture Development Council Meeting

The Agriculture Development Council will meet virtually Wednesday, February 17th through Friday, February 19th. See attached agenda for order of events. 

To receive information to join the virtual meetings, please email a request to agr@mt.gov or call (406) 444-0134.

The Agriculture Development Council establishes policies and priorities to enhance the future development of agriculture in Montana including the award of loans and grants offered through the Growth Through Agriculture program. Click here to learn more about the Agriculture Development Council. 

02 February 2021
Public Meeting Notice: Montana Wheat & Barley Committee

Public Meeting Notice: Montana Wheat & Barley Committee

The Montana Wheat and Barley Committee Spring Board Meeting will take place on a virtual meeting format, on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. 

The meeting will start at 8:00 a.m. and last until 12:00 p.m. Please contact the MWBC office at (406) 761-7732 or wbc@mt.gov to receive information the join the virtual meeting.

As always, the public is invited to participate in the board meeting. Click here to learn more about the Montana Wheat & Barley Committee.

 

21 January 2021
Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council Recruits for Open Positions

Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council Recruits for Open Positions

The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) is currently recruiting for open positions on its Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council (NWMAC). The following council terms expire June 30, 2021:

  • Livestock Production Representative
  • Herbicide Dealer or Applicator
  • Biological Research and Control Interests Representative
  • Western County Weed District Representative
  • Agriculture Crop Production Representative

Click here to learn more about the Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council and apply. 

20 January 2021
Public Meeting Notice: Noxious Weed Listing Workgroup

Public Meeting Notice: Noxious Weed Listing Workgroup

The Noxious Weed Listing Workgroup will meet vitrually via Zoom on Friday, January 22nd beginning at 9:00 a.m.

To receive Zoom information to join the meeting, please contact Jasmine Reimer at JReimer@mt.gov or (406) 444-3140. 

 

19 January 2021
Public Meeting Notice:  Montana Alfalfa Seed Committee

Public Meeting Notice: Montana Alfalfa Seed Committee

The Montana Alfalfa Seed Committee will meet virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 beginning at 8:30 a.m. See agenda attached.

To receive Zoom information to join the meeting, please contact Dani Jones by phone at (406) 444-2402, or by email at Danielle.Jones@mt.gov.

Click here to learn more about the Montana Alfalfa Seed Committee's Research and Development Program.

15 January 2021
Emergency Quarantine Order Issued for Invasive Emerald Ash Borer

Emergency Quarantine Order Issued for Invasive Emerald Ash Borer

The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) has issued an emergency quarantine order to protect against the introduction and spread of the emerald ash borer (EAB), a destructive wood-boring beetle that has already killed millions of ash trees in North America. The order was motivated by the removal of federal domestic quarantine regulations by the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS).

“It is important that we remain vigilant and do everything in our power to make sure that the emerald ash borer doesn’t find a way into Montana,” said MDA Director Mike Foster. “This quarantine order protects the green ash woodland resources in eastern Montana that provide habitat for many wildlife species as well as economic benefits to livestock producers and rural communities.”

Click here to view the quarantine order.

Click here to view the emergency rule. 

Click here to visit the USDA APHIS website to learn more about the emerald ash borer. 

12 January 2021
Research proposals sought by Montana Alfalfa Seed Committee

Research proposals sought by Montana Alfalfa Seed Committee

The Montana Alfalfa Seed Committee is seeking proposals for demonstration projects, applied research, and market development projects designed to address needs and opportunities for Montana’s alfalfa seed industry. Proposals are due February 10, 2021.

For a complete list of guidelines and eligibility requirements, visit this link. Questions should be directed to the Montana Alfalfa Seed Committee, PO Box 200201, Helena, MT 59620-0201, or by contacting Dani Jones at (406) 444-2402 or via email at Danielle.Jones@mt.gov.

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