MSU Extension Pondera County
Pondera County is located in the heart of the Golden Triangle, famous for quality wheat and barley production. The county contains 1625 square miles and is very rural with approximately 6400 residents in the communities of Conrad, Valier, Dupuyer, Brady, and Heart Butte. The elevation varies from 3300' on the eastern plains to 8500' at the Continental Divide. Major watersheds include the Marias and Teton River drainages. Lake Frances near Valier is fed from Swift Reservoir and is a major supplier for irrigation and household water. Also, the Tiber water system has approximately 450 miles of water lines to serve 270 households, utilizing water impounded at Lake Elwell on the Marias River.
January 9, 2020–Golden Triangle Cropping Seminar
Farm & Ranch Ready - January 11, 2020 - St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Shelby MT
January 23– February 27, 2020- Master Farmer
Are you starting the process of taking over the farm from your parents and worried something will go wrong while they’re watching? Are you suspicious that all those salesmen are trying to sell you things you don’t need? Or do you just want to improve your agronomy skills prior to the 2020 cropping season? Join this 6 part course to brush up on your knowledge of soil health, weed management, specialty crops and rotation options, marketing, long term operation success, and acquiring land to farm. Classes will start at 6 p.m. every Thursday at the Moose Lodge in Conrad. The entire program costs $75 to attend, which includes supper every week. Pesticide points will be available at some of the classes. Sign up by January 16 by calling the office at 271-4054 or go to the online registration form. Checks can be made out to Pondera County Extension.
January 31– February 1, 2020 –Next Generation Conference