MSU Extension Office- Flathead County is proud to provide a variety of resources and programs to valley residents.  Below is a highlight of several of the programs that are currently taking place. For all Extension events go to our Calendar to see what is going on with Extension.

Upcoming Events

Land Stewardship Seminar Series provides landowners with tips and tools for managing natual resources on their land. Topics include soil health, pasture management, wells and septic systems, riparian areas, forestry, and noxious weed managment. The seminar starts in February and runs through March from location TBA. Cost is $125 per person, scholarships may be available. Contact the Extension office for details.

Flathead County Hay Producers Ranked Number One!

The Montana Department of Agriculture Noxious Weed Seed Free Forage Program continues to be important to Flathead County hay producers.  Flathead County is rated number one in weed free forage production in Montana.  The Flathead County agriculture agent inspects over 1,500 acres as a service to 22 producers of weed free hay and straw. Image of hay bale in field This hay is needed by horse owners packing into the back country, riding at horse shows or rodeos and traveling out of state.    This program is a preventative measure to reduce the introduction of regional "designated" noxious weeds onto private, county, state and federal lands.

For more information, please feel free to contact The Montana Department of Agriculture. The Noxious Weed Seed Free Forage Program Coordinator is Rory Ruffner at 406-444-7819 or Rory.ruffner@mt.gov.