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Western Montana Grazing and Agriculture Conference

DoubleTree – Missoula

Thursday – Friday, January 25-26, 2018

Cost: $50 Early Registration // $75 At the Door

Learn more about the keynote, Fred Provenza, Ph.D.

Lake County Conservation District is bringing this successful conference back to Missoula in 2018! The conference will feature Utah State University’s Dr. Fred Provenza as the keynote speaker. Dr. Provenza specializes in ethnobotany, evolutionary biology, and ecology. Conference topics will include grazing management, soil health and testing, pollinator planting, real-life case studies, among many others. See the agenda below for a complete list of topics.

Prior to the conference, attend the free community talk – see details below.

Don’t Miss the Free Pre-Conference Community Talk with the Keynote Speaker

Prior to the Western Montana Grazing and Agriculture Conference, Dr. Provenza will give a free community talk on how crop and livestock rearing affect the health benefits these foods provide.

Many thanks to UM Environmental Studies Program for sponsoring this community talk!

University of Montana – North Underground Lecture Hall
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 – 6:30 pm

Past Events

Low Stress Livestock Handling Workshop Featuring Curt Pate

Hosted by Bitterroot and Missoula Conservation Districts

Victor, Montana / Tuesday, September 19, 2017

In September 2017, Missoula Conservation District and Bitterroot Conservation District hosted renowned stockman Curt Pate in Victor, Montana. Mr. Pate demonstrated and discussed concepts of low stress livestock handling for improved grazing during this field based workshop on a local ranch.

This was a concerted effort among Area 5 conservation districts: Lake County Conservation District hosted Mr. Pate on September 18 in Charlo and Deer Lodge Valley Conservation District co-hosted with Granite County Conservation District on September 20 in Gold Creek.

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