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Ag Appreciation 2013
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Tiber Farming Co.

Written by Gordon Smedsrud

Tiber Farming Co.

Ole Smedsrud immigrated from Norway to Montana in 1914.  In 1916 he came to Conrad Montana and met with his friend Norman Solid; the land agent for Mont5ana homesteaders.

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Technology in Agriculture

When you think of farming, you may not think much about the technology that is involved.

The basic technology of agricultural machines has changed little in the last century. Though modern harvesters and planters may do a better job or be slightly tweaked from their predecessors, the US $250,000 combine of today still cuts, threshes, and separates grain in essentially the same way it has always been done

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Sage Grouse

(Undated) – Earlier this month, the wildlife advocate group “Wildearth Guardians,”
Filed a legal petition with the federal government to ban coal mining in some areas,
Including Montana, saying it would do more to protect the Sage Grouse

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the Carey Act
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Not All Land

Montana Ag Appreciation Month is underway this month & the talk often turns to early day homesteading. Not all land was available for homesteading back in the "Early Days." however. A Congressional Measure, approved on August 18, 1894, provided Montana & other states with 1,000,000 acres to be known as "The Carey Act." That'

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Ag Appreciation
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Rocky Ridge Angus Ranch – Lerum Family

Written by Carrie Lerum

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Free Land! Enough to Feed Your Family!

According to an article by David Quammen in the January, 2012 issue of National Geographic:
The earnest saga of farming and ranching in northern Montana began with a misconception that verged on a lie: free land, enough to feed your family! But the land wasn't quite free, and it was far from enough.
On  January 1, 1863,

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Farm Fun Facts

Fun Farm Facts

  • Mature turkeys have more than 3,500 feathers.
  • There are 47 different breeds of sheep in the U.S.
  • Pork is the most widely eaten meat in the world.
  • The average person consumes 584 pounds of dairy products a year.
  • 160 degrees Fahrenheit is the c
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images submitted by Jeff Habets of Tumbleweed Ranch
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Tumbleweed Ranch

What is the name of your farm or ranch and where is it located?

 

Tumbleweed Ranch is located between Conrad and Shelby, right along side I-15. We are one of very few ranches that are right along side the interstate, and we receiv

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Farmer Jane?

If you grew up like most Americans, the word farmer probably conjures an image of a man in overalls, maybe driving a tractor or standing by a trusty dog. Preschool songs and television taught you that men farm and women garden.

In

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History of Sisk Ranch

Compiled by Geneva R. Sisk, 2014

The Sisk Ranch, located south and east of Galata, Montana, originated in 1910, with 160 acres claimed as a homestead filed by Joe Nat Sisk.  The official Homestead Act papers show the year 1911, and signed by President Woodrow Wilson

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my 10 picks
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The 10 Most Influential People in Agriculture History

Any "Most Influential" list of people or events can only be opinion. I have read quite a bit on agriculture in America and have compiled this list from my personal opinion and my personal reading. Feel free to comment if you feel there are others that should have made the list

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Knowledge Is Power

National Agriculture Day will honor Agriculture this month (March) & the theme this year is: "Agriculture; 365 Sunrises & 7 Billion Mouths to Feed." Knowledge IS power & you must stay informed on how the new farm bill will affect your farming operations. Find out m

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