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USDA: Organic Integrity Through Technology Innovation: Free Webinar
Thursday, May 10, 2018
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern

Pre-registration is not required. 
To participate:

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Webinar: Biosecurity for Pastured and Organic Poultry
May 17, 2018 10:00 - 11:00 am MDT
Recent outbreaks of the avian flu have emphasized the need for biosecurity on farms to ensure the health of poultry flocks around the country. National Center for Appropriate Technology Poultry Specialist Kevin Ellis will let you know proactive steps you can take to increase biosecurity on your farm by planning ahead of your chicks’ arrival and through day-to-day management. Topics to be covered in this webinar include biosecurity, setting goals, flock sourcing, equipment, housing designs, and poultry health. The webinar is free, and you can register by clicking here.

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The Grassfed Exchange
June 20-22, 2018
Rapid City, South Dakota

This is a gathering of regenerative ranchers, dairymen, and sustainable food supporters from across the world who come together to network and exchange ideas. The event seeks to help producers and consumers grow in knowledge of the grassfed industry. Read more here.

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Organic Advisory and Education Council Presents:
OAEC / MSU-Ag Experiment Station / Extension - Organic Principles Review
July 11, 2018, 8:30am - 4:30 pm
Western Agriculture Research Center580 Quast Lane, Corvallis, MT 59828
Tour will focus on integrated weed management in organic farms. Topics include:
Integrated weed management
Perennial weed control
Soil fertility management
Sustainable agriculture
Weed ecology
Cropping systems
Biological soil health and fertility systems
Organic grain, fruit and veggie production
Integration of Crop-livestock systems
Organic research initiatives
Future of food and organics
Tour is open to the public, pre-registration requested.
Register at https://goo.gl/forms/Jer5GSC4f3PTQ6NC3

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

The summer of 2017 was a rough growing season for Montana’s farmers and ranchers. Matt and Sonja Johnson will share how they faced the drought and heat as it impacted both their organic and conventional crops, their soil health, weeds, finances and much more. Read more here.


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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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