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Published on Wednesday, May 23, 2018

MSU Southern Ag Research Center Field Day

Event date: 6/19/2018 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM Export event

Southern Agricultural Research Center, Tuesday, June 19: The field day begins at 3 p.m. and includes dinner. The center is located at 748 Railroad Highway in Huntley. 406-348-3400.

The public is invited to attend free annual field days across Montana to tour and learn about the people, places and projects involved with agricultural research at Montana State University's College of Agriculture and Montana Agricultural Experiment Station or MAES.

Seven research stations across the state and a local Bozeman campus farm will each host a field day this summer. Field days include facility tours, explanations of research projects and results and a chance for citizens, producers, legislators and agribusiness representatives to speak with MSU scientists and Extension agents.

Darrin Boss, head of MSU’s Department of Research Centers and superintendent of the Northern Agricultural Research Center and the Western Triangle Agricultural Research Center, said the statewide field days are an opportunity for MSU share its diverse agricultural and natural resources research with the people of Montana.

“Agriculture is (the) highest-producing industry in Montana,” Boss said. “Unfortunately, as a population, we’re growing further away from food production. I would encourage all producers, agricultural allied industries and local community members around the state to attend one of our field days, even if you’re not directly involved with agriculture. Field days are a great opportunity to see how the researchers at MSU are assisting the producers of Montana through locally adapted research, so that Montana can continue to produce the highest-quality livestock, grain and horticultural products that feed the world.” 

Boss said the field days also provide opportunities for agricultural students to engage with the public and for students of the MSU campus in Bozeman to travel to and learn about MSU’s research centers.

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Author: Colter Brown

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