Montana State University Extension will host the annual series of Cropping Seminars in the Golden Triangle January 14-17, 2013.  Locations for Cropping Seminars will be Chester, Choteau, Conrad, Cut Bank, Denton, Fort Benton, Great Falls and Shelby.

Speaking at all seminar locations are Peggy Lamb, MSU Northern Agricultural Research Center, who will present information on crop variety selection and the local variety trial results; Dr. Prashant Jha from the MSU Southern Agricultural Research Center, discussing glyphosate resistance and the weeds it affects, and Joel Schumacher, MSU Extension Economics Associate Specialist, who will present information on how to structure an ag lease and other ag lease related issues.  There will also be a presentation on management practices to optimize grain protein and optimizing fertilizer nitrogen rates by Dr. Clain Jones, MSU Extension Soil Fertility Specialist, Dan Picard, MSU Pondera County Extension Agent, and Darren Crawford, MSU Fergus County Extension Agent.

Three private and two commercial pesticide applicator credits will be available for attendees.  No pre-registration is required, there is no charge, and all producers are encouraged to attend.  All seminars begin at 9 a.m., with registration at 8:30 a.m.  The dates, locations, and contact numbers for each Cropping Seminar are listed below.

January 14:

Fort Benton, Ag Center, 1205 20th St., Tyler Lane, 622-3751

Denton, Denton Town Hall, Chrissy Cook, 566-2277


January 15:

Shelby, Marias Fair Exhibit Building, Toole County Extension Office, 424-8350

Chester, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 10 E. Madison Ave., Jesse Fulbright, 759-5625


January 16:

Conrad, Pondera Shooting Sports Complex, 972 Granite Rd., Dan Picard, 271-4053

Cut Bank, Courthouse Annex, 1210 East Main, Glacier County Extension Office, 873-2239


January 17:

Great Falls, Family Living Center, Fairgrounds, (off 3rd St. NW fairgrounds entrance) Rose Malisani, 454-6980

Choteau, Stage Stop Inn, 1005 North Main Ave., Travis Standley, 466-2491

MSU Extension is an ADA/EO/AA/Veteran’s Preference Employer and Provider of Educational Outreach.  If you require accommodation for a disability to participate, please notify the Liberty County Extension Office at 759-5625.