Montana State University Extension is gearing up to host its highly anticipated annual cropping seminar series from January 8th to January 12th, 2024.

Taking place in the Golden Triangle area, this event promises a comprehensive exploration of crucial topics pertinent to crop management and agriculture.

Insightful Sessions Covering Key Topics

Throughout the series, a lineup of esteemed speakers will delve into various critical subjects, catering to the needs of producers seeking valuable insights.

The seminar's agenda encompasses sessions focusing on weed resistance, crop rotations, effective marketing strategies, and the management of vertebrate pests.

Seminar Details and Locations

Chester, Choteau, Conrad, Cut Bank, Fort Benton, Great Falls, Havre, Shelby, and Stanford.

  • Schedule and Registration Timings
    • The Great Falls seminar kicks off at 9:30 a.m. for registration.
    • Other locations—Choteau, Conrad, Cut Bank, Shelby, Chester, Havre, Fort Benton, and Stanford—commence registration at 8:30 a.m.
  • Credits Available
    • Participants can benefit from both commercial and private pesticide licensing recertification credits.

Key Speakers and Topics

  • Dr. Tim Seipel will lead discussions on weed resistance in Montana croplands, shedding light on its development, effective management, preventive measures, and future considerations.
  • Dr. Pat Carr will share an update on crop rotation from MSU, offering insights into dryland cropping systems, strategies for sustainability, organic farming, and alternative cropping practices.
  • Dr. Eric Belasco, an MSU ag economist, will present 'Ten Marketing Tips for Wheat, Barley, and Pulse Crop Producers,' focusing on agricultural marketing and applied econometrics.
  • Dr. Stephen Vantassel will tackle vertebrate pests related to crop and rangeland situations, providing valuable insights on controlling ground squirrels, pocket gophers, and other pertinent pests.

Seminar Details by Dates and Locations

  • January 8
    • Location: Great Falls at the Cascade County Extension Office, 3300 3rd Street N.E. #9.
    • RSVP: Rose Malisani at 406-454-6980 or
  • January 9
  • January 10
  • January 11
  • January 12
    • Chester at Our Savior's Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 10 E. Madison Ave., Chester.
    • Havre at the 4-H Chuckwagon 1676 US HWY 2 W, Havre MT 59501 at the Great Northern Fairgrounds.

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