May Extension Topics
May 1 - MSU Extension Statewide Needs Assessment
May 5 - Small Business Webinar Series: Mom-Preneurs: You're Legit
May 6 - Electric Vehicle Adoption in MT: Rural Supply, Demand, & Charging Impacts on Montana’s Electric Grid
May 8 - MOTHER's DAY
May 11 - Wednesday Wisdom Webinar: Avoiding Probate… Are You Sure you Want To Do That?
May 12-14 - Intermountain Judges Training
May 13 - OLLI at MSU Friday Forum: An Epidemic Wrapped in a Pandemic, The Opioid Epidemic in Gallatin County
May 18 - Why Estate Planning Matters with Dr. Marsha
May 21 - Using Storybooks to Teach Children and Adults About Alzheimer's Disease Virtual Training
May 24-26, 2022-Making Climate-Smart Agriculture Work
May 25 - Relying on Rural Resilience Webinar: 
It Takes Three: Multigenerational Support in Rural Families
June 6-10 - Sustainable Opportunities in Precision Agriculture Boot Camp
June 7-9 - 406 Grazing Academy

Bitterroot Events
Relying on Rural Resilience Webinar: 
It Takes Three: Multigenerational Support in Rural Families
If you register, you will receive a reminder email with a link to join prior to the event.
Many rural families, especially those experiencing economic adversity, rely on their extended families for critical support related to financial, health, elder and child care needs. Multigenerational support is both a potential source of resilience and risk as families balance the needs of multiple generations. Together, participants and presenters will brainstorm strategies to incorporate the roles of multigenerational support in programs that serve rural family members of all ages.
 
This quarterly webinar series, Relying on Rural Resilience, highlights findings based on 20+ years of research with low-income, rural families across the United States. These results yield powerful information about actions that family outreach professionals can take to promote rural health and resilience. Presenters share key findings from the NC1011/NC1171 HATCH projects that spark facilitated breakout discussion among Extension and other family outreach professionals regarding how the findings can impact YOUR work and families in YOUR rural community.
 
Participants in this webinar will:
1. Learn about research on multigenerational support networks from the perspectives of rural families.
2. Identify ways to apply these findings to their specific programming and community outreach.
3. Brainstorm strategies to develop resilience in rural families with other outreach professionals.
 
 
Featured Presenter: Melissa Barnett, PhD
Associate Professor of Family Studies- Human Development
University of Arizona
 
This series is sponsored by the Multistate Research Project NC-1171: Individual, family, and community factors associated with resilience in diverse, rural, low-income families (2019-2024), and funded in part by the Multistate Research Fund through USDA-NIFA and by grants to project members at participating institutions.
Intermountain Judges Training
Electric Vehicle Adoption in Montana: Understanding Opportunities and Issues
The purpose of this webinar series is to help consumers, educators, policy makers, goverment officials, and others understand opportunities and issues resulting from the adoption of electric vehicles.
On May 6, 2022 the third session will entail Rural Supply, Demand, and Charging Impacts on Montana’s Electric Grid

The presenters for this first session will be:
  • A Public Utility’s Perspective on Electric Vehicles
  • Dan Rausch, Northwestern Energy
  • A Rural Electric Cooperatives: Perspective on Electric Vehicles
  • To Be Determined
  • Electric Vehicle Infrastructure: Charging Stations and More
  • Neal Ullman, Energy Resource Professional, Montana Department of Environmental Quality
For complete agenda, speaker biographies, webinar login links, visit the website at: 
Small Business Webinar: Mom-Preneurs: You're Legit
This month’s Small Business Webinar will be held on May 5nd at 11:00. The topic will be “Mom-preneurs: You’re Legit”  Our guest speaker will be Marguerite Thordarson with the W.E.L.L. Women’s Business Center.  The webinar is free and open to everyone. Please feel free to share this invitation.

Login information is provided in the attached flyer or at: https://www.montana.edu/extensionecon/smallbusiness/
Wednesday Wisdom Webinar: Is Your Will Worth the Paper it’s Written On?
Montana State University Extension, Marsha Goetting, is collaborating with AARP Montana for a three-part webinar monthly estate/legacy planning series titled Wednesday Wisdom.

On May 11th, Marsha Goetting will be presenting "Avoiding Probate… Are You Sure you Want To Do That?"

Past Montana legislatures has passed laws that allow us to avoid a costly probate procedure on our assets after we pass away.  Learn how PODs, TODs and TODDs can be effective to save more money for your heirs.

To register for this webinar go to: 
Preparing for Codling Moth
We have not begun monitoring for the moths quite yet, but it is time to prepare traps and pheromone if you are interested in determining biofix in your county using this method. Historic biofix dates for many locations around the state can also be found on our codling moth webpage. If you are interested in determining spray dates for your county, let us know if you need help. In many locations the model dates will suffice for determining biofix without traps. The MontGuide explains using the available models through uspest.org or Utah TRAPS.
Avian Influenza Fact Sheet
Alfalfa Production - Alfalfa Weevil and Insecticide Resistance
Alfalfa Weevils, Insecticides & Resistance: Update from the Western US
Kevin Wanner, Montana State University, kwanner@montana.edu
Ian Grettenberger, University of California Davis, imgrettenberger@ucdavis.edu
Michael Rethwisch, University of California Cooperative Extension, mdrethwisch@ucanr.edu
www.montana.edu/resistantalfalfaweevil/
Alfalfa weevil (Hypera postica) resistance to pyrethroid insecticides is now well established in the western US
Summary: In areas of high pyrethroid resistance, the most commonly
used insecticides no longer provide adequate control, including products
such as Warrior II, Mustang Maxx, Baythroid, Fastac, Proaxis & many
generic formulations. These products are based on pyrethroid active
ingredients that belong to Mode of Action Group 3A (MoA3A).
Chlorpyrifos (Cobalt, Lorsban & generic formulations, MoA1B) has
been discontinued and it is no longer available for alfalfa weevil control.
Rotating the insecticide mode of action (MoA), applying insecticides
only when economic thresholds have been met based on monitoring, and
alternative non-chemical options such as early harvest, are the current
primary recommendations for slowing further insecticide resistance.
Insects tend to develop resistance to a specific MoA Group when those
active ingredients are used repetitively – rotating the MoA slows
resistance. With the loss of chlorpyrifos, the only insecticide with a
different MoA that is currently available and known to be effective is
Steward, whose active ingredient is indoxacarb (MoA22A).
Resistance Management: The good news - many areas remain susceptible to the pyrethroid insecticides. In these
areas, we are initially recommending that MoA3A pyrethroid insecticides be used at most only once every three
years to preserve their effectiveness. Methods to reduce insecticide applications based on Integrated Pest
Management (IPM) should be used as well when possible.
1) Rotate insecticide MoA. Currently, only two effective MoA Groups are available for rotation, MoA3A
(pyrethroids) and MoA22A (Steward) – use Group 3A once every three years, and Group 22A once
every three years, at most. If multiple applications are required in the same season, use the same MoA
within that year. Areas with high pyrethroid resistance are an exception, where Steward is the only
effective option until resistance levels decline.
2) Maximize the effectiveness of insecticide applications. Calibrate spray equipment, apply the high end of
the label rate, optimize spray coverage, and monitor insects and weather for best timing and control.
These practices reduce the exposure of insects to “sublethal doses” that can favor and speed up
development of resistance. Also, higher rates can compensate for variable application conditions.
3) Monitor for economic thresholds - No insecticide application unless thresholds are exceeded. Apply
insecticide only when necessary, based on monitoring larval populations and their numbers exceeding
economic thresholds (check with local Extension for thresholds and monitoring protocols in your area).
Do not mix insecticides with early herbicide applications as routine practice.
4) Maintain healthy alfalfa stands. Healthy stands can better tolerate feeding damage. Follow agronomic
best practices and ensure that your stand goes into the spring weevil season as vigorous as possible.
5) Harvest early. The most common non-insecticidal option is to harvest early when weevil populations
exceed economic thresholds and the crop is within 7-10 days of normal harvest time (and the weather is
favorable for rapid curing). Harvesting early kills many larvae but in some conditions enough survive to
damage regrowth; monitor regrowth to determine if insecticide applications are required.
6) Determine resistance levels. Apply test strips using backpack, ATV or commercial ground spray
equipment. Compare your pyrethroid spray to Steward and an untreated strip. Sample the strips 7-10
days after spray application using a standardized method (sweep net, shake-bucket) and count the
number of larvae. Lack of control by the pyrethroid (MoA3A) and good control from Steward
(MoA22A) may indicate a pyrethroid-resistant alfalfa weevil population (Fig. 1).
7) Know your active ingredient, MoA Group and product name. Permethrin, alpha-cypermethrin, betacyfluthrin,
gamma-cyhalothrin, lambda-cyhalothrin and zeta-cypermethrin are all MoA3A pyrethroid
insecticides available commercially as a variety of product names.
Field Trial Results: In recent trials near Blythe CA, the high rate of lambda-cyhalothrin (Warrior II, MoA3A)
reduced larval populations by only 50-60% compared to Steward (MoA22A), which reduced populations more
than 94%. Before the development of resistance (and in areas that remain susceptible) lambda-cyhalothrin also
reduced alfalfa weevil larvae by more than 94% (Arthropod Management Tests, https://doi.org/10.1093/amt/32.1.F4
and https://doi.org/10.1093/amt/21.1.197). Fig. 1 summarizes recent field trial data from four western states, with two
rates of Steward compared to the high label rate of Warrior II. Images of a larva (white stripe along the back
and black head), larval feeding damage, and the adult weevil are illustrated in Fig. 2.
Fig. 1. Percentage control (% reduction
compared to untreated plots) of alfalfa weevil
larvae 6 – 14 days after applying Steward at
6.7 and 11.3 oz / acre and Warrior II at 1.92
oz / acre. Utah (UT) data cited from
Arthropod Management Tests (Price, Gale &
Ramirez 2020) https://doi.org/10.1093/amt/tsaa094.
*Known pyrethroid-resistant population.
** Probable pyrethroid-susceptible
population.
Steward: The low and high rates of Steward generally perform well when applied within two weeks of harvest
or within two weeks of the weevil population declining naturally. However, in some cases effectiveness has
been reported to be below 90% control; further field trials will evaluate factors such as timing and spray
coverage. Timing and rates of Steward may be more important in areas where weevil pressure is prolonged over
1-2 months. Factors to consider:
Ÿ Ingestion is an important route of insect exposure for Steward. Spray coverage is important. Spreading and
sticking adjuvants are recommended along with higher spray volumes (15-20 gal/acre).
Ÿ Steward does not have plant systemic activity. New plant growth will not have insecticide protection.
Ÿ Preventing the development of alfalfa weevil resistance to Steward is critical to its future management in
forage alfalfa. Avoid routine yearly applications of Steward.

Inclusion of a common chemical or trade name does not imply endorsement of that product or brand of pesticide. Read and follow all
product labels carefully and contact the manufacturer with any product specific questions. Funding provided in part by the USDA
NIFA Alfalfa Seed and Alfalfa Forage Systems Program and the National Alfalfa Forage Alliance checkoff program.
Why Estate Planning Matters With Dr. Marsha

Humanities Montana is partnering with Dr. Marsha Goetting to host a virtual conversation on estate planning in Montana on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 12 noon.
Dr. Goetting will address topics such as how Montana law provides for the disposition of real and personal property without a will and joint tenancy, as well as describing scenarios families may face in probate. The hour-long presentation will include time for attendees to ask questions.
An MSU Extension family economics specialist, Dr. Goetting has co-authored more than a dozen estate planning MontGuides and presented over 100 webinars about estate planning.
For more information on MontGuides, which are free self-learning resources, check them out here: https://www.montana.edu/estateplanning/eppublications.html
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AgMIP Conference on
‘Making Climate-Smart Agriculture Work’
The USDA NIFA-funded Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) is an international community of experts advancing methods for improving predictions on the future performance of agricultural and food systems. AgMIP will host a national conference from May 24-26, 2022, on Making Climate-Smart Agriculture Work. The focus of the virtual conference is to share information and best practices regarding integrating science, modeling and economics to help farmers, ranchers and foresters mitigate and adapt to the challenges of climate change. Click here for full details and to register.
Record Fertilizer Prices Drive Investors, Farmers to Microbes
Using Storybooks to Teach Children and Adults About Alzheimer's Disease Virtual Training
This "Using to Teach Children and Adults About Alzheimer's Disease Virtual Training" will be held on May 21, 2022 from 9:00 AM - Noon (Mountain Time).

Intended Audience:
Extension Agents, Childcare Providers, Teachers, Librarians, and Activity Directors at nursing care facilities, assisted living and memory care centers, or anyone interested in using storybooks to help children and families understand Alzheimer’s disease.
Speakers:
  • Vicki Schmall, Professor Emeritus in Gerontology, Oregon State University Extension will present an overview of Alzheimer’s disease and how it affects children and families.
  • Jennifer Munter, MSU Graduate Student in Health and Human Develop will explain how using storybooks depicting children’s experiences with Alzheimer’s disease can help children and families cope with the changing symptoms of the disease. She will also provide information to help participants teach, model, and implement recommended practices when reading stories about Alzheimer’s to children.
  • Marsha Goetting, MSU Extension Family Economics Specialist will focus on Resources from the ADEAR Center, National Institute on Aging and the Alzheimer’s Association.
Participants will: 
  • Be eligible to receive up to one free storybooks written about Alzheimer’s disease if they register and attend the training.
  • Receive educational resources about Alzheimer’s disease to distribute in your community.
  • Learn how they can be eligible to receive additional free storybooks about Alzheimer’s Disease
Librarians & Teachers:
This training qualifies for 3 hours of library certification credits through the Montana State Library, as well as 3 hours of OPI credit.
Childcare providers: 
This training qualifies for 3 licensing credits through Child Care Connections.
New Montana State wheat and barley plant varieties officially named
Three publicly released new wheat varieties and one new barley variety from Montanan State University have recently been named by public vote. 
To generate excitement and get more people involved with this year’s variety releases, the Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology in MSU’s College of Agriculture and the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee put together a list of names, many honoring agricultural industry legends or locations in the state, which were then put up for a public vote. The options that garnered the most votes were selected as the new variety names.
The names are listed below: 
  • MTD18313 (semi-dwarf spring durum) – MT Raska  
  • MTD18348 (spring durum) – MT Blackbeard  
  • MT16F02902 (spring forage barley) – MT Cowgirl  
  • MTS18149 (hard red winter wheat) – MT WarCat 
Mike Giroux, MSU professor and head of the Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology, said he is excited about the recent release of these new varieties and the potential they have to help Montana growers. According to Andy Hogg, research associate in the department, both the MT Raska and MT Blackbeard varieties, in particular, have very good yield potential under dryland conditions, and both should fill a niche, offering growers improved yields versus currently available durum varieties. 
MT Raska is described as an early flowering semi-dwarf durum that has high yield potential, maintains high test weight even under very dry conditions and has very good standability under sawfly pressure. The new variety gets its name from long-time industry leader and former executive director of the Montana Grain Growers Association, Lola Raska. Raska was also an MSU 2015 Outstanding Ag Leader awardee. 
MT Blackbeard is a standard height durum that yields very well under dryland conditions and has a high percentage of large seeds, high gluten strength and low grain cadmium. 
MT Cowgirl is a taller, high yielding, awn-less forage with an extended grain fill period that, according to the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee, is certain to be widely adapted in the Northern Plains. 
MT WarCat is described as great yielding, with improved winter hardiness and higher stem solidness, winter tolerance and excellent end-use characteristics. End users will see high falling numbers, low polyphenol oxidase, or PPO, high water absorption and strong mix times.  
“Allowing Montana producers as well as consumers around the world the opportunity to name the new varieties was a great way to highlight the MSU breeding programs and not only get people excited, but also involved in the work happening in varietal development,” said Cassidy Marn, executive vice president of the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee. “The response rate was extremely high, and we are excited for growers to have four new tools to utilize in their operations in the future.” 
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This story is available on the Web at: http://www.montana.edu/news/22047
OLLI at MSU Friday Forum: An Epidemic Wrapped in a Pandemic, The Opioid Epidemic in Gallatin County
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Montana State University will present “An Epidemic Wrapped in a Pandemic: The Opioid Epidemic in Gallatin County” at a May 13 Friday Forum. The event will be delivered online via Zoom from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Join OLLI at MSU for their May Friday Forum to learn about opioid use and abuse. According to the American Medical Association, 35 states have had spikes in opioid-related mortality since the beginning of the pandemic. The CDC reports that in 2017 (most recent estimate), the economic impact of the U.S. opioid epidemic included $471 billion for costs associated with opioid use disorder and another $550 billion for costs related to fatal opioid overdoses.
In Montana, the Department of Health and Human Services reported that ground transporting EMS agencies responded to 836 opioid overdose-related 911 calls in 2021. Of all opioid-related 911 calls, 47.6% occurred in Small Metro Counties (NCHS Urban-Rural classification), including Gallatin County. In Gallatin County, 911 dispatch received 62 calls for overdose in 2019.
Panelists will describe ongoing efforts by local law enforcement to understand better and crackdown on opioid use in our community, the costs and impacts associated with the opioid epidemic, and the public health approach to this growing concern. They will also discuss access to and the effectiveness of available treatments for opioid addiction. Finally, participants will learn what community members can do to help reduce this widespread issue.
Panelists included Brandn Green, principal researcher and co-owner of JG Research and Evaluation in Bozeman; Nate Kamerman, commander for the Missouri River Drug Task Force; Rowen Schuler, clinic manager for Community Medical Services in Montana; and Maureen Ward, injury prevention program manager for the Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Bureau, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.
Participants must register in advance and no later than 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 13. For more information or registration, please visit the OLLI at MSU website at montana.edu/olli/register or call 994-6550. Upon registration confirmation, participants will receive an email with the Zoom link and instructions to join the program.
Friday Forums are offered on the second Friday of each month, September through May, by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at MSU. OLLI at MSU is a program of Academic Technology and Outreach(ATO) at Montana State University. ATO works across MSU to support and advance our land-grant mission through unique and innovative opportunities for outreach and engagement.
Precision Ag Boot Camp
The College of Agriculture at Montana State University will host a weeklong boot camp highlighting the future of precision agriculture and its potential for use in the state.
“Sustainable Opportunities in Precision Agriculture” will take place Monday, June 6, through Friday, June 10, at MSU’s campus and its research fields. Each day will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is open to the public, but priority registration will be given to MSU upperclassmen and recent College of Agriculture graduates.
The boot camp will teach attendees about precision agriculture technologies for sustainable crop and livestock systems. Attendees are expected to leave with an increased understanding and aptitude for field characterization, field monitoring and mapping, decision-making processes, and more.
Each day will include morning lectures in the CHS classroom in Linfield Hall on topics such as sensors, satellites and drones; data science; remote sensing data acquisition and analysis; soil characterization, monitoring and mapping; and digital farming. The classroom lectures will be viewable through webinars for remote participants. In the afternoons, attendees will visit research sites to gain hands-on experience with precision ag equipment for such as those for soil mapping and field variable rates, and drones with multispectral cameras. In the classroom, attendees will create a map of the field and various aspects regarding yield, acidity and more.
Courses and field instruction demonstrations will be taught by MSU faculty members from the College of Agriculture. Faculty instructors include Scott Powell, environmental science spatial analysis; Frank Dougher, environmental science geospatial sciences; Shirin Ghatreh Samani, agricultural engineering precision agriculture; Gaurav Jha, soil science precision agriculture; Jasmine Neupane, plant science precision agriculture; Paul Nugent, electrical engineering precision agriculture; and Bruce Maxwell, forest ecology and weed science.
“The courses are all connected to each other and, in order of how they affect each other, just like the actual process you would go through as a grower or producer,” said Shannon Arnold, co-director of the boot camp. “We want these students who are going to return to their farms and ranches to see these new technologies and understand the process and its flow, as well as become familiar with what this type of equipment looks like.”
According to Alan Dyer, one of the co-directors of the event, the boot camp is intended to be an intensive catch-all experience to give attendees a practical look at precision agriculture — from collecting and understanding data points to using that data to make precise adjustments and increase productivity.
Along with the boot camp will be a keynote speech that is free and open to the public. Terry Griffin, associate professor and cropping systems economist at Kansas State University will speak at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 9, in Strand Union Ballroom B.
Griffin specializes in farm management and digital agricultural technology. He has received numerous awards in advancing digital agriculture. He received the 2014 Pierre C. Robert International Precision Agriculture Young Scientist Award; the 2012 Conservation Systems Precision Ag Research of the Year Award; and the 2010 Precision Ag Award of Excellence for Researchers Award. He has authored two patents on digital agriculture and has presented his research around the world.
The boot camp was funded by a recent grant from the CHS Foundation totaling more than $200,000. The aim of the grant is to further promote precision agriculture and educate producers and the community about its benefits. The boot camp is free thanks to the grant.
“This precision agriculture boot camp completely aligns with our land-grant mission to serve the people of the state of Montana,” said Sreekala Bajwa, dean of the College of Agriculture. “We are grateful for this generous grant to help the College of Agriculture grow in what we can offer and how we can educate our students and community members.”
Space is limited and applications must be submitted to attend. For more information and to apply, visit https://montana.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e3UEmEXEVwwBDXE?jfefe=new.  
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This story is available on the Web at: http://www.montana.edu/news/21984
406 Grazing Academy
— Registration is now open for the three-day 406 Grazing Academy workshop to be held June 7-9 in central Montana. The workshop is hosted by Montana State University and its partners and is aimed at ranchers seeking to hone their grazing management skills. Classroom activities will take place at the Yogo Inn in Lewistown, and field activities will be held on working ranches near Winnett.
Workshop participants will gain practical information to help them make strategic decisions for their ranch. Topics include economic optimum stocking rates; diverse grazing strategies; range monitoring; extending the grazing season; livestock-wildlife relations; targeted grazing; and coping with drought, wildfire and poisonous plants.
Complementing the educational workshops, successful Montana ranchers and range managers from across the state will share their expertise. Workshop participants will bring information from their ranches and leave with a first draft of a grazing plan.
Registration is $150 per person or $250 for two people from the same ranch and covers educational materials, lunches and evening meals. The workshop fee also includes an optional instructor follow-up visit to the participant’s ranch later in the summer or fall.
Participants are responsible for travel and lodging expenses. Registration closes May 16, with limited space available.


To register, contact Teresa Wilhelms at Judithbasincd@macdnet.org or 406-599-2311, ext. 107. For more information, contact any of the following: Stacy Barta at sbarta@mt.gov or 406-594-8481; Jeff Mosley at jmosley@montana.edu or 406-994-5601; or Rachel Frost at frost@montana.edu or 406-994-3724.
The event is a collaboration between MSU Extension Range Management Program, the Rangeland Resources Program in the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, and the Dan Scott Ranch Management Program in the Department of Animal and Range Sciences in MSU’s College of Agriculture. Additional partners are the Montana Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative and the Winnett Agricultural Community Enhancement and Sustainability group.
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This story is available on the Web at: http://www.montana.edu/news/22002
Bitterroot Events
Love Your Mother is an outdoor, pop-up market featuring local vendors and makers, drinks, music and food. This outdoor event is a Bitterroot tradition and something you don't want to miss! Vendors include: jewelry, ceramics, native plants, vegetable and herb starts, apothecary items, baked goods, candles, local grass-fed beef, clothes and more. We are proud to work with some of the best makers from Montana and Idaho.

Check out our Instagram to see which vendors will be joining us. @on_the_lawn_events

This year, all drink sales will benefit the Linda Massa Youth Home in Hamilton, MT serves as a short-term and long-term facility for Montana teens needing support through difficult periods of life.
You can donate now by using the link here. Any contribution helps!
https://secure.qgiv.com/for/youhomin/
Celebrate the arts every 2nd Saturday of the month from 11am - 3pm downtown Hamilton.
Wilderness Skills Weekend 2022

The Bitter Root Back Country Horsemen will host a “Wilderness Skills Weekend” on May 21-22, 2022, on the West end of the Charles Waters Campground and adjacent horse campground on the Stevensville Ranger District.

The event is free to the public and runs from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Lunch will be provided both days. Bring a chair and learn what we do and how you can be part of making a difference and keeping our backcountry trails open. Sessions for attendees include trail safety and navigation, menu planning and food preparation, wildfire in the Bitterroot, trail maintenance, stock containment, Dutch oven cooking, fire starting and Leave No Trace, First Aid for riders and their animals, a crosscut saw demonstration and choosing your saddle saw, the Wilderness Act, and camping in bear country.
For a full schedule of events and directions to the campground, visit www.bchmt.org/bitterroot or contact Bonnie Morgan at 406-381-9021.
Have a hoppin’ good time folding origami paper into frogs and let them leap for joy as you celebrate the season! Origami is fun and very rewarding, and all you have to do is follow the directions step-by-step!
Linda Ham welcomes you to Open Painters Studio. Bring your supplies and come create together every Monday from noon - 3:00 at Montana Bliss Artworks ARTspace
Whether are are experienced in pastels or just want to try a new medium you will enjoy learning with professional pastel painter Ann Justin Bring your own reference photo to work from and you will create an art piece with guidance form Ann
Come down to Ravalli County Fairgrounds Saturday May 14th and check out our May Fest Arts & Crafts Show!! Lots to see & do!! Candy. Candles, Clothing, Handcrafted Items, Honey, Jam, Jewelry, Soaps, Tumblers, and So much more!! 10am-4pm, FREE ADMISSION
Design a landscape suitable for dinosaurs using brightly colored construction paper, scissors, glue, and your imagination! Cut out dinosaur shapes and glue them into place, and make your ancient landscape resemble the dinosaur age!
MSU Extension Statewide Needs Assessment
MSU Ravalli County Extension
Office Staff
MSU Extension Agent
Agriculture, Horticulture
& Natural Resources
MSU/Ravalli County Extension Office
215 S. 4th Street, Ste G
Hamilton, MT 59840
Phone: 406.375.6611
 
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