Western Montana Grazing and Agriculture Conference, Missoula MT


Lake County CD and the Ronan NRCS Field Office are excited to announce the 1st Annual ‘Western Montana Grazing and Agriculture Conference’. This 2-day conference, an event sponsored by multiple partners, will be hosted in Missoula at the DoubleTree Hotel and Convention Center on Thursday and Friday February 9th and 10th. The conference will feature keynote speakers, three producer panels and 16 breakout sessions. We will feature over 20 speakers and panelists ranging from agricultural producers, researchers, resource professionals and  private consultants! This conference will have something for everyone involved in agriculture, resource management and individuals with an interest in landscape conservation. Everyone is welcome including farmers, ranchers and the general public! This will be a high-paced, action-packed conference with a lot of ‘choose-your-own’ options.

Topics and subjects covered will include:

  • Using Alterative Forage Crops and Cover Crops
  • Development of a Grazing Plan
  • Implementing Improvements On-Farm by Managing Risks and Rewards
  • Management Tips for Smaller Diversified Farms and Ranches
  • Practical Implementation of Soil Health Alternatives
  • Extending the Grazing Season using All Options
  • Managing On-Farm Wildlife Conflicts
  • Reviews of Local Field Trials
  • Establishing Diverse Pastures and Pollinator Habitat
  • Diversified Ag Products for Montana; New Varieties and Options
  • Implementing Precision Agriculture
  • Wetland and Riparian Habitat Management; Using Managed Grazing
  • Conservation Easements and Options
  • Reducing Winter Feeding Costs

The cost of the conference is $50 if pre-registered and $75 at the door. All meals are provided including a BBQ dinner and social evening at Kettlehouse Brewery in Missoula on the evening of Thursday, February 9, 2016. 

For questions contact Heidi Fleury at the Lake County CD or Ben Montgomery at the Ronan NRCS.

Heidi Fleury: lakecountycd@ronan.net or 406-676-2841.
Ben Montgomery: ben.montgomery@mt.usda.gov or 406-676-2841.

Learn more about the 2017 Western Montana Grazing and Agriculture Conference.

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