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MOA 2021 Farm Tours – 4M Farms

July 6 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm MDT

Cliff and Anna Merriman welcome you to 4M Farms!


Learn more about the Merriman's and 4M Farms in a Prairie Star feature from this spring: Merrimans operate diversified farm/ranch south of Malta

Bill Pelton is a third generation ranch raised Montanan with an Animal Science/Ag Production degree from Montana State University. He currently serves as the Montana State Beef Quality Assurance Coordinator, is a past Board Member and Merit Heifer Committee Chair at NILE (Northern International Livestock Exposition) and recently completed two terms as an Advisory Board Member for Yellowstone County’s METRA PARK Complex where he chaired their newly formed Ag Committee. Bill has a lifetime of experience in Ag production and marketing, and enjoys being outdoors and working with agricultural people. Bill has three married daughters and six grandchildren. He recently relocated to the Fishtail/Absarokee area where he grew up and continues to operate and manage BILL PELTON Livestock, LLC. Bill has the distinction of being first in the industry to develop and use electronic promotion, “e-CattleAds”, as a medium to help his clients achieve success. When not working in the business or serving as volunteer to further his lifetime goal of giving back to livestock agriculture he enjoys being horseback, playing golf and spending time with friends and family.


8:30 AM Begin to Gather at 4M Farms 

9:30 AM – 12:00 PM Start tour/speakers at 4M

  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Topics will include: cover crops, livestock integration, crop rotation, grasshoppers and soils

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch catered by Smokin’ Ox BBQ at the Milk River Pavilion

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Low-Stress Livestock Handling Clinic with Bill Pelton (co-sponsored by Ranchers Stewardship Alliance)

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Q & A with Bill Pelton

Free event, but contributions are welcome! When you register, please let the Merriman's know if you plan to attend all day, morning only, or afternoon only. 

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464 Johnson Road, Malta, MT
464 Johnson Road
Malta, MT 59538 United States
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