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Natural Resources Conservation Service is offering many events in July.
Visit NRCS Montana Events and Deadlines to view the new events. Get details and flyers, if available, on each event web page.
July 9, 2018 - July 12, 2018   Montana Youth Range Camp
July 10, 2018   Regenerating the Diversity of Life in Soils - Hope for Farming and Climate
July 10, 2018   MSU Northwestern Ag Research Center
July 10, 2018   Wildlife Speaker Series - Beavers
July 12, 2018   MSU Central Ag Research Center
July 13, 2018   MSU Arthur H. Post Agronomy Farm Field Day
July 15, 2018 - July 20, 2018   Montana Natural Resources Youth Camp
July 17, 2018   MSU Eastern Ag Research Center
July 18, 2018 - July 19, 2018   Science of School Gardens Workshop
July 19, 2018 - July 27, 2018   Forest Stewardship Workshop
July 25, 2018   Wildlife Speaker Series - Western Pearlshell Mussels
July 26, 2018   MSU Western Ag Research Center

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Grain Place Foundation’s 25th Annual Summer Farm Tour and Field Day
July 14, 2018, at the Grain Place in Marquette, NE

We’ll be learning and sharing ideas about best practices in organic farming and food production. The event features a morning tour of the Grain Place's 280-acre farm, as well as a tour of Grain Place Foods, the organic grain processing facility on site, followed by a luncheon and keynote address with Kyle Garner, CEO of Organic India.
The event is free to attend, as well as the keynote speaker session.  For more information about the Grain Place Foundation’s 2018 Farm Tour & Field Day, visit our website.

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NOP Seeks Input on Upcoming Enforcement Rulemaking through Interactive Webinar
July 17, 2018, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (Eastern Time)
The National Organic Program (NOP) will host an interactive webinar engaging the organic community about NOP’s upcoming Strengthening Organic Enforcement rulemaking. To participate, access the meeting website: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/3lysp7ou67ay&eom

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FAMACHA and Pest Management Workshop
Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Longview Farms/Ravalli Hops, 2961 Hunters Lane, Stevensville, MT
Dave Scott, NCAT agriculture specialist and owner of Montana Highland Lamb, and Dr. Whit Stewart, University of Wyoming Extension sheep specialist, will teach you about combating Barber Pole worm, FAMACHA eye scoring, creating refugias, genetic selection, and grazing methods that help control parasites. Visit here for more info.

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Photo of Johnson Farm Sign

CANCELLED

MOA Farm Tour at Johnson Ranch, Inc.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 9:30 am registration
Hinsdale, Montana


Read more here.



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Using Instagram to Grow Your Farm Business Webinar
July 25, 2018, 12:00 p.m. CDT
Lauren Manning, Partner at Ozark Pasture Beef in Fayetteville, AR, and NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Specialist Luke Freeman will team up for the third and final webinar in their series on using social media to market farm products. The FREE, hour-long webinar begins at 12:00 p.m. CDT. It will be recorded and posted on the ATTRA website. Register today by clicking here.

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Farmer Field Day: Growing Organic Seed for Winter Cash Flow
August 15, 2018, 4 pm, Fresh Roots Farm in Polson, MT
Fresh Roots Farm is a certified organic vegetable, small fruit, and seed farm. Farmers Karl Sutton and Darci Jones specialize in cool and warm season annual and biennial seed crops, strawberries, and a variety of vegetables. Karl will talk about producing organic vegetable seed crops and how they have made this production a featured part of their crop mix so that they have products to sell outside the growing season. Visit https://seedalliance.org/events/growing-organic-seed-for-winter-cash-flow/ for more information.

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7th National Conference on Grazing Lands
Dec. 2-5, 2018, at the Peppermill in Reno, Nev.
Conference organizers, The National Grazing Lands Coalition, expect more than 800 ranchers, professors, land managers, researchers, public officials, conservationists and students to attend this national conference and participate in the exchange of ideas and information on the latest grazing land issues.
Early registration of $295 is available through March 31, 2018, followed by regular online registration of $395 until Oct. 15, 2018. After that date, registration increases to $475. Registration online, and obtain more information about opportunities to exhibit or participate in poster presentations at: www.grazinglands.org.

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SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 16th ANNUAL MOA CONFERENCE
December 6-8, 2018 at the Mansfield Convention Center, Great Falls, Montana
Contact Jamie Ryan Lockman here to volunteer, sponsor, speak or for more information.

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Organic Seed Alliance's Organicology Conference
February 14-16, 2019 in Portland, OR

The Study of a Sustainable Food Future
Learn more about the conference schedule and the opportunities offered in Organicology’s unique curriculum. Learn more at https://www.organicology.org/

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