8/10/2018 5:00:00 AM/Categories: Popular Posts, General News, Today's Top 5, People in Ag, Montana State University
The deadline for the nominations for the MSU Celebrate Agriculture Outstanding Ag Leader Award is fast approaching. You have until August 31st to nominate a leader in the industry.
Celebrate Agriculture is the MSU College of Agriculture's annual event to honor Montana's agricultural legacy and current and future agricultural leaders, producers, and students.
MSU is looking for nominees for the outstanding Ag Leader who are well respected in the ag community and have contributed significantly to the success of the industry. The recipient of the award will be honored at the Harvest Brunch on November 10th
The Celebrate Agriculture weekend kicks off on Friday, November 9th with the annual Agricultural Economics Outlook Conference in the Procrastinator Theater. That evening the Harvest Ball will be held as a throwback to 1968 with a vintage costume contest and live music by Rocky Mountain Pearls. Find the full schedule here.
To nominate someone for the Outstanding Ag Leader Award fill out the form that can be found at this link, then mail or email your submission with a phot in. Supporting letters of recommendation are highly encouraged.
Check out this list of the past Outstanding Agricultural Leaders! Certainly a who’s who of Montana agriculture but there are still several names that need to be added.
David Oien, Ulm
Jim Hagenbarth, Dillon
Max & Kirsti Cederberg, Turner
Lola Raska, Belt
Don Burnham, Helena
Sky Anderson & Monica Switzer, Shields Valley
Bing Von Bergen, Moccasin
Tom & Mary Kay Milesnick, Belgrade
Friend of College/Station: Senator Max Baucus
Dale Schuler, Carter
Larry and Madge Pilster, Alzada
Diana Alkire, Bozeman
Dan Lake, Ronan
Richard Owen, Geraldine
Dan Kidd, Big Sandy
Janice Mattson, Chester
John Swanz, Judith Gap
John Youngberg, Belgrade
Taylor Brown, Huntley
Les Graham, Bozeman
John Paugh, Belgrade
Gary Broyles, Rapelje
Lochiel Edwards, Big Sandy
Tom Jurenka, Hysham
Jon and Sharla Tester, Big Sandy
Tom and Carol Peterson, Wilsall
Jake Cummins, Bozeman
Bob Hanson, White Sulphur Springs
Donald Fast, Glasgow
Chuck McGlothlin, Park City
Gene Surber, Bozeman
Robert, Ann and Earl Boettcher, Big Sandy
Harlin and Jodi Steiger, Forsyth
Kevin Halverson, Big Timber
David L. McClure, Lewistown
Public service to ag: Greg Bennett, Ronan
Public service to ag: Senator Conrad Burns
Vern and Naomi Pluhar, Cohagen
Greg Gould, Aimee Hachigian-Gould & sons Brandon and Andrew, Ulm
Don and Bernadine Lake, Ronan
Ralph Peck, Helena
Ole Ueland, Silver Bow and Deer Lodge counties
Lynn Cornwell, Glasgow
Don Herzog, Rapelje
Bob Bellows, Miles City
Magnus Aasheim, Antelope
Bob Thoft, Stevensville
Don Steinbeisser, Sidney
Bill Jones, Choteau
Kathleen Hanson, Melville
Marie Hovland, Great Falls
Glenn and Mary Ann Moore, Billings
Mark and Nancy Peterson, Havre
John and Florence Young, Decker
Bill and Charlotte Mathers, Miles City
Terry Murphy, Cardwell
Mack and Dorothea Quinn, Big Sandy
Larry and Molly Descheemaeker, Lewistown
Dean and Hope Folkvord, Three Forks
Bob and Kathy Lee, Judith Gap
John "Bud" and Joanne Leuthold, Billings
Chuck and Stephanie Merja, Sun River
Rick and Mary Sampsen, Dagmar
Northwest Farm Credit Services’ Montana State President Bill Perry has been promoted to Executive Vice President-Lending and Insurance at the company. Megan Shroyer, currently the company’s Montana Senior Vice President-Credit, has been promoted to replace Perry as Montana State President.
The premier event of the Montana Bale Trail is the annual WHAT THE HAY contest. This amazing display of whimsical, cleverly decorated and sculpted hay lines a 22-mile route from Hobson to Utica to Windham. This years event will be held on September 9th. Expect to see over 50 hay bale sculptures. People’s Choice Ballots will be handed out at the contest entrances in Hobson and Windham, beginning at 8 a.m. Live ballot voting ends at 5 p.m.
Helena, Mont. - The Montana Department of Agriculture’s annual Pesticide Disposal Events will be held in several locations across Montana during September. The collection events will be held September 18 in Havre; September 19 in Great Falls; September 20 in Bozeman; and September 21 in Columbus. The annual events have collected more than 586,860 pounds of waste pesticides since it began in 1994.
DENVER (August 10, 2018) - The National Cattlemen’s Foundation is now accepting applications for the W.D. Farr Scholarships for the 2018-19 school year. Two annual $15,000 grants will be awarded to outstanding graduate students who demonstrate superior achievement in academics and leadership and are committed to beef industry advancement. The awards will allow the students to further their study in fields that benefit the industry.