Browse the list below to learn about additional grant opportunities, events, and other educational items, tools, and resources available in Missoula County and the surrounding area. For Missoula Conservation District events and sponsored events, visit our Events page.
Workshops & Events
2018 Soil Health Workshops
January 16-19, 2018 – Multiple Locations
Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Montana (SWCDM) will host several soil health workshops throughout the state in January 2018. Featured speakers are to include Brendon Rockey, Steve Kenyon, Wendy Taheri, and Derek Axten. Registration cost is $15 prior to January 7, $20 thereafter. For more details, visit SWCDM.
2018 Winter Grazing Seminar
February 6-7, 2018 – Helena
Lewis and Clark Conservation District will host this two-day winter grazing seminar in February 2018. Featured topics are to include upland rangeland conifer encroachment, grazing management to improve grass health and riparian areas, ranch succession planning, mineral supplementation, young people and agriculture, plus many more. Registration cost is $70 prior to January 22, $80 thereafter. For more details, visit Lewis and Clark Conservation District.
Montana Apple Growers Workshop Series
Multiple dates – Bitterroot Valley
Visit Montana Apples for information about workshops for apple growers. Workshop topics include information on orchard establishment, pruning, integrated pest management, and growing a food business. The website also has information on how to buy, grow, and sell apples and apple products.
2018 DNRC Natural Resource and Range Youth Competitions and Camps
Missoula Conservation District sponsors Missoula County students to participate in the Montana Envirothon competition and to attend DNRC natural resource and range youth camps. Camps include Montana Range Days, Montana Natural Resources Youth Camp, and Montana Youth Range Camp. Learn more about these DNRC events and camps here.
Farmer Field Days
Community Food and Agriculture Coalition’s Farm Link Montana hosts free hands-on workshops and tours for farm hands, farmers, and ranchers on the third Wednesday of each month, May through September. The season is now closed, but 2017’s program focused on marketing techniques and processes. Check out the Farm Link website for more details and opportunities in 2018.
Grants, Conservation Funding, & Agriculture Assistance
Montana Conservation Menu
Check out this new online menu of conservation programs available across the state. The Montana Conservation Menu was developed for landowners interested in implementing conservation practices on their land and is brought to you by Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Montana.
Rent Our No-Till Drill and Trailer
Learn more about our new Equipment Rental Program.
No-Till Drill for Sale
Rosebud Conservation District has a 15-foot 2016 John Deere 1590 no-till drill for sale for $45,000. It has approximately 3,000 acres on it and is available immediately. Interested parties can contact Bobbi at the Rosebud Conservation District, 406-346-7333 ext 101 or stop by the office at 270 S Prospect in Forsyth, Montana. For more information, click here.
Free Science Education Posters
Missoula Conservation District has several Montana-based science education posters to give away. Poster topics include pollinators, rangelands, and invasive weeds. Contact us for more information or stop by the office to pick up.