2013 Winter Grazing Seminar will be hosted by the Upper Musselshell Conservation District. The event will be held at the Kiwanis Youth Center, 204 3rd Street NE, in Harlowton, MT on January 16th-17th.
2013 Winter Grazing Seminar featured speakers will include:
Dr. Simon Atkins, CEO of Advanced Forecasting Corporation (AFC), will kick off the seminar with his presentation on the Impact of Climate on Commodity Yields and Prices. Dr. Atkins ties in production agriculture to his niche expertise - the impact of climate volatility on commodities and predictive connections between planetary threats and financial and socio-economic instabilities.
Dr. Rachel Endecott is the Beef Cattle Extension Specialist for Montana State University in Bozeman, MT. Dr. Endecott grew up on a family cow-calf operation near Ennis, MT. She received her B.S. in Animal Science from Montana State University – Bozeman and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in range beef cattle nutrition with a reproductive physiology minor from New Mexico State University. Her presentation on Feed Alternatives in a Drought will be useful to anyone who owns cattle.
Producer Panel on Oil Development & Local Impacts will include: Julie French from Scobey, Dick Iverson from Sidney, Dexter Thiel from Sidney and Mike Goffena from Roundup. This panel will provide insight to the oil developments in Montana and share their real-life experiences.
USDA Agriculture Research Station Forage and Range Research Laboratory in Logan, UT will have four scientists at the seminar. Dr. Thomas Monaco will speak on Ecology to Guide Grazing Management. Dr. Kevin Jensen will give a presentation on New Plants: Adaptations and Uses. Dr. Blair Waldron will speak on Forage Kochia to Improve Rangeland Productivity. Dr. Jack Staub will conclude with Native Legumes to Improve Rangeland Productivity.
Dr. Haynes is a professor and extension specialist in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics at Montana State University and will give a presentation on the Agriculture Outlook for Montana. Dr. Haynes’ primary line of research has been in family business finance, where he has examined the intermingling of family and business resources, explored changes in the financial structure of family business, examined the lending behavior of depository institutions and assessed the response of family businesses to disasters and disaster assistance.
For more information, contact Heidi Crum, State Coordinator, Rangeland Resources Program at (406) 444-6619 or Cheryl Miller, Administrator Upper Musselshell Conservation District, at (406) 632-5534 x101