Announcements and Upcoming Events

MSU Cropping Seminars 2023

The 2023 MSU Extension Cropping Seminars for the golden triangle area of north-central Montana are scheduled for January 9-13, 2023.  Seminars will be held in Chester, Choteau, Conrad, Cut Bank, Fort Benton, Great Falls, Havre, Shelby and Stanford. 

2022 Last Chance for Applicator Credits

2022 is coming to a close and if you have not completed your private applicator CEU requirements there are a few last chance opportunities for you.


Montana Hay Hotline

Disclaimer: The Montana Department of Agriculture maintains this list as a service to the Agricultural industry and particularly to those in need of hay and those who have hay to supply. The department maintanis this list and makes it available with the expectation that all buyers and sellers will treat each other in an equitable and lawful manner. The department makes no representations, express or implied as to the amount, kind or quality of hay listed or as to the character of the participants.

Enter New Listing Forage For Sale 

To check pricing before listing your forage visit USDA Montana Weekly Market Page

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Articles, Resources and Links

Market Vegetable Farms - Soil Characteristics and Testing

Knowing soil nutrient content and characteristics is necessary to make good fertilizer and irrigation management decisions.

Market Vegetable Farms - Soil Nitrogen and Sulfur

Healthy soils with sufficient and balanced nutrients for plant growth are the basis for high-quality production. Managing soil fertility using plant- or animal-based materials is complex since availability of nutrients depends on biological cycles to break down materials into plant-available forms. By understanding soil characteristics and amendments (anything added to the soil), producers can select the best amendment for their goals and budgets.

Market Vegetable Farms - Soil Phosphorus, Potassium and Micronutrients

By understanding soil characteristics and amendments, both organic and other producers can select the best amendment for their goals and budgets. Crop rotations are another tool to manage soil fertility. Crops, including covers crops, help catch and recycle P, K and micronutrients on site.

United States Drought Monitor



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