November Extension Topics
  • Cultivating Healthy Plants - Nov 18
  • Ag News and Brews
  • BAHRN on Social Media
  • Annie's Project starts Nov 8
  • Ag Economics Conference Nov 12-13
  • Plants - the Good, the Bad and the Really Good Nov 16
  • COVID-19 Webinar Series
  • Active Parenting- Statewide Virtual Courses
  • 2021 BRAG Holiday Show
  • Ravalli County Museum Events
  • Happy Trails Holiday Online Auction
  • Eating Smart Being Active Virtual Series
  • Estate/Legacy Planning
  • Enrollment for the 2021-2022 4-H
Cultivating Healthy Plants
Thursday, Nov. 18 at Noon
Cider Apple Production in the Intermountain West
Zach Miller, from the Western Agricultural Research Station, will be the first speaker. Montana Department of Agriculture has approved the webinar for CEUs.
Credits are only available for live broadcast only.
Please register by clicking the Register for the webinar HERE. The series will be once a month, on Thursdays at noon, through the month of April. We are collaborating with Utah State, University of Nevada - Reno and the University of Idaho.
Ag News and Brews
November through April
more details to come . . .
BAHRN on Social Media
B - Bitterroot
A - Agriculture
H - Horticulture
R - Resources
N - NOW!
Join us on social media
  • FaceBook
  • Twitter
  • SnapChat
  • Instagram
  • TikTok, etc
Raising the BAHRN-Bitterroot Agriculture, Horticulture, Resources NOW
Annie's Project
Mondays November 8 - December 13
Ag Economic Conference
November 12 - 13
The 2021 Celebrate Ag Weekend is November 12 - 13. The annual Agricultural Economics Conference will be on Friday, November 12th at the Best Western GranTree Inn in Bozeman. The conference starts at 9:00 (registration opens at 8:30). The keynote speaker will conclude the morning session. Dr. Shannon Neibergs (Washington State University) will focus his remarks on “Infectious Disease Economics: The Case of BRD in Cattle”. Christy Clark with the Montana Department of Agriculture will speak after lunch. The remainder of the day will be filled with a variety of presentations from MSU Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics faculty.  
 
As in past years, registration is required for the conference but there is no cost for Extension personal.  Simply email me to reserve a spot for yourself.
 
Conference Agenda:
 
For information on the other events of Celebrate Ag Weekend please visit:  http://agriculture.montana.edu/celebrateag/
Plants - the Good, the Bad and
the Really Good
November 16
COVID-19 Webinar Series
November 2: How Vaccines Work by Andrea Marzi, Ph.D., Rocky Mountain Labs
November 16: The Economics of Vaccination Subsidies, Incentives, and Policies by Mariana Carrera, Ph.D., Montana State University
November 30: COVID-19 and the Laboratory by Chris Nero, M.D., Bozeman Health
December 14: Identifying and Addressing Barriers to Child and Adolescent Vaccination in Montana by Sophia Newcomer, Ph.D., University of Montana

This will be first of four webinars this year giving you the opportunity to hear directly from Montana based experts. 
Please visit https://msuextension.org/wellness/vaccine_outreach/mtexperts.html to register for the reminder email or log-into the webinar on November 2.
 
Our website for this project also has Infographics (with Montana Data) and other resources about COVID-19. Additional resources, articles and social media posts will be available on this website. https://msuextension.org/wellness/vaccine_outreach/index.html

Active Parenting
Statewide Virtual Courses
Raising kids is a hard job, but MSU Agents Jackie Rumph and Carrie Krug are going to be teaching the Active Parenting courses virtually this winter and registration is open statewide.
  • Active Parenting the First Five Years (Infants-4 years old). Course cost: $10. Dates: Tuesdays, November 9 - 30, 2021, 6-8 pm. REGISTER BY NOV 2
  • Active Parenting 4th Edition, Elementary Aged Youth (5-12 years old). Course cost: $10. Dates: Tuesdays, January 18 - February 22, 2022, 6-8 pm.
  • Active Parenting of Teens. Course Cost: $10. Dates: March 8 - April 12, 2022, 6-8 pm. 
2021 BRAG Holiday Show
The best the Bitterroot has to offer! All our products are handmade in Montana. A truly unique shopping experience!
Friday and Saturday, Nov.5th and 6th. There are 65 plus vendors, all from Montana, all handmade!!! Buy raffle tickets for wonderful creations the artists donate!! All proceeds benefit BRAGGARTS, the Bitterroot Arts Guild art education program.
This is the shopping event of the season! You don't want to miss it!
Ravalli County Museum
Events
Saturday Learning and Adventure Series
Bitterroot Geology Nov 6
Design and create landscape art representative of our beautiful Bitterroot Mountains! Learn about the geology of our mountains as you imagine the glaciers from long ago carving away the granite and forming their dramatic cliffs and spectacular peaks! All family events are at the Ravalli County Museum in Hamilton, MT (406)363-3338.
Paint Pour Art Nov 13
Learn about the science of viscosity and effects of gravity with this amazing process for creating abstract art. Put a little paint and glitter glue into a paper cup and pour the assortment onto recycled foam core boards, then let gravity take over as the paint slides over the surface. All family events are at the Ravalli County Museum in Hamilton, MT (406)363-3338.
Bird Treats Nov 20
Your feathered friends will love these nutty treats made from day old bread and peanut butter. Dip the sticky slice into birdseed and hang it outside in a tree! The birds will be grateful and sing their praise all day. All family events are at the Ravalli County Museum in Hamilton, MT (406)363-3338.
November 11
In Honor of our Veterans, Ravalli County Museum hosts an annual Veteran’s Day Observance Ceremony and Program on November 11th at 2 pm on the lawn of the museum, 205 Bedford Street, Hamilton. All are welcome for the laying on of the wreaths at the Doughboy, a gun salute and program speakers. This event is co-sponsored by the American Legion Post 47 in Hamilton, MT.
Gallery of Trees
For the Gallery of Trees event, patrons can bid on a tree either online or at Ravalli County Museum! Be sure to stop by the Museum to do some Christmas shopping in our gift shop! Starting on Thursday, November 11th and going through Saturday, December 4th, there will be silent auction bidding sheets at the museum for people to place bids and a photo album through Facebook to place bids. (The album will be posted for bids starting on November 12th.) All bids through Facebook MUST be posted in the photo album itself to be counted. Folks who bid via Facebook will need to private message us with their contact information so we can reach them if they win. People can also call in their bid at 406.363.3338. More information to follow.
Home is Where the Heart Is
Nov 27 
Express joy for your home as you gather crafting elements to make a ‘Home Sweet Home’ wall hanging. Fabric and felt, ribbons and lace, will all combine to become a beautiful wall decoration. All family events are at the Ravalli County Museum in Hamilton, MT (406)363-3338.
Happy Trails Online Auction
November 22-29
Ring in the holiday season with BRHA’s “Happy Tails” Holiday Online Auction
Due to continued health & safety concerns for our supporters, we’re celebrating our holiday fundraising season a bit different again this year, but for the same cause…to make it possible for us to care for all the wonderful critters that come through our doors!  
We hope you will join us and in the comfort of your own home, start your holiday shopping by visiting our online auction….values range from $10 to priceless so we’re sure you’ll find just the perfect gift for everyone on your gift list…and for yourself too!  
Preview opens November 22nd, with items added through auction end time! Bidding will open Thanksgiving evening, November 25th at 6pm and be open for your shopping pleasure all through Cyber Monday, November 29th at 6pm.
Find the BRHA “Happy Tails” Holiday Auction at:  www.32auctions.com/BRHA2021
Your holiday shopping will truly be the gift of life….Thank You!
PS. To donate auction item(s), please contact Mary, dogmommary@aol.com
Eating Smart Being Active
Virtual Series
9 Week VIRTUAL Eating Smart Being Active Series
Tuesdays, November 2- December 28
11:00 AM - Noon
Participants can jump in any time even if the series has started.
Here is more information and the link to sign up: https://bit.ly/3czvpTp 

Get ideas and support to stay on track with your health goals throughout the holidays!
Offered by Jeanette Allday, Sanders County Extension SNAP-Ed Instructor
Estate/Legacy Planning
Montana State University Extension is collaborating with Montana 4-H Foundation and MSU 4-H Center for Youth Development for a eight-part webinar weekly estate/legacy planning series titled Fabulous Fridays through October 1 - November 19, 2021.
Topics for the eight-part series include
  • what individuals can and cannot do with a will
  • how to avoid probate with a transfer-on-death deed
  • how joint tenancies could accidently disinherit your children
  • how a testamentary or living trust can be used as estate & legacy planning tools
  • benefits of financial and health care powers of attorney
  • taxes  

The series will run from 10:00 to 11 a.m. with 15 minute Q & A afterwards.

This webinar series will be presented by Marsha Goetting, MSU Extension Professor and Family Economics Specialist.

To register for the Fabulous Fridays webinar series, visit https://www.montana.edu/estateplanning/fabulousfridays then click on registration.
4-H Enrollment
Enroll online at 4h.zsuite.org
Re-enrolling member and volunteer deadline: December 31
New member enrollment deadline: March 1
MSU Ravalli County Extension
Office Staff
MSU Extension Agent
Agriculture, Horticulture
& Natural Resources
MSU Extension Agent
4-H Youth Development
Administrative Assistant
MSU/Ravalli County Extension Office
215 S. 4th Street, Ste G
Hamilton, MT 59840
Phone: 406.375.6611
 
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