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SIDNEY HERALD Agriculture ‘ SUNDAY, FEB. 24, 2019 7 FFA tun SUBMII'IED Sidney FFA held Kiss A Goat day at the Sidney High School for National FFA week. Assistant Principal Carl also gave free root beer Ioats. CHS Foundation nomed university partner for MCC Miles Community' Col- lege has been named a 01-18 Foundation Uni- versity Partner by the CH8 Foundation, funded by charitable gifts from CHS Inc., the nation’s leading farmer-owned cooperative. As a University partner, MCC will be granted $8,000 in scholar. ship money and $2,000 for the Young Farmer’s and Rancher’s club on campus. The mission of the CH8 Foundation scholarship program is to provide financial as- sistance to undergradu- ate students who are pur- suing agriculture-related degrees. MCC ag instructor Kim Gibbs is thrilled about this new oppor- tunity for students, “Having the partnership with CBS will provide scholarships to MCC ag students. With the ability to give out eight $1,000 scholarships, we will be able to help the future of agriculture pursue their college goals. Partner- ships like this will is what helps the future of agriculture in Montana and the United States.” The criteria to receive the scholarship inclu‘de: - Recipients shall not be selected based on financial need Recipients must 2018 Ford Exprulili 1: ’Having the partnership with (HS will provide scholarships to MCC ‘ (19 students.’ Kim Gibbs MCC og instructor mess demonstrate academic aptitude in their course work Recipients exhibit leadership qualities through university, com- munity or ag industry involvement Priority given to stu- dents demonstratingan ‘ interest in agriculti‘ire~ based cooperatiVesf‘ ""5." ’ " , I A total of $8,000 in scholarships will be .UGA Medicare Supplement Medicare Part D Group Health Long Term Care 309 2nd St NW Sidney MT 59270 n u “Jrniungalcwayinsurancuulm fax 406-603-4433 UNION GATEWAYAGENCY Independently Representing: Life ' Health Vision Dem" BlucCiw BlucShicld ‘(rs‘sm can: Io: lets phone 406.488.4355 @2011 Vision Service Plan. All rights reserved. V8? and Vision care for life are registered trademarks of Vision Service Plan. nneson was the winner in the fundraiser. The FFA members awarded to four fresh- man and four sophomore students. Interested individu- als should fill out the ‘MCC scholarship ap- plication located on the website at www.milescc. edu. Though the MCC scholarship deadline as ' already passed, applica- tions for this scholarship will be accepted through March 15. “The CBS Foundation has a rich history of investing in collegiate ag programs,” says Justin McPherson, regional sales manager for CH8 and the CH8 Founda- tion’s liaison to MCC. “This is one of only two programs the CH8 Foun- dation partners with in Montana and we’re proud to support stu- ., dents pursuing degrees, ,- at all levels, so they can be successful in their future careers.” Your Insurance Team ‘0 of Montana XNLV378376 February 27 PM - 4:00 PM Don’t miss our Sale for Keith! It’s the perfect time to buy! 2018 Ford EDGE SPIDR'I‘ “Experience the Eagle Country Difference! " 215 East Main I Sidney, MT dfifiw’lg’lfl or l»800-482-1810 eaglecountryfordsales.com Don’t miss these agriculture educational program in area BY TIM FINE EXTENSION AGENT As I frequently do, I am going to use this space to make another plea for attendance at some great upcoming programs. The first one that I think every agricultural producer should attend will be held this coming Tuesday here at the Extension office meeting room. Beginning at 1 pm, Frankie Crutcher, MSU Extension plant pathologist and research scientist at the EARC, will be discussing Pulse Crop diseases as part of our annual Eastern Montana Winter Series. 1 Following Dr. Crutcher will be Emily Meccage, who is our Extension Forage Specialist and she will give insight into the production of alternative forages. Rounding out this program will be Dr. Clain Jones who will provide partici- pants with information in regards to making fertilizer recommendations. While I did highlight this program in an earlier article, there is new infor- ‘mation to share in regards to this pro- gram. We have been approved for three Montana Private Applicator credits and three credits for Commercial Ap— plicators with the Dealer, Ag Plant Pest Control, and Demonstration and Re- search categories on their license. So if you have any of these licenses, not only will you get this great informa— tion that will be shared, but you’ll get points toward re-certification as well. The other program that is looming large over just about everything that I do these days is the MonDak Ag Days and Trade Show which will be held March 7 and 8 this year. I will not got into a whole lot of detail in regards to this program because it has been cov- ered in great detail but suffice to say it will be another great event. There really is something for everyone from every aspect of production agriculture. And if you attended the banquet in 2017, you undoubtedly had a great time being entertained by Chad Prather which is why we chose to bring him back again. You can find out more information about MonDak Ag Days by visiting the Sidney Chamber’s website (https:// wwwsidneymt.com/) and/ or by going directly to the MonDak Ag Days and Trade Show’s facebook page (https:// wwwfacebook.com/mondakagdays/ ). Tickets for the banquet can be pur- chased here at the Extension Office, at Stockman Bank, Tri-County Imple- ment, in person at the Chamber office or via their website. It is my hope that you will be able to attend both of these events. There is also one private applicator credit avail- able for the problematic weed talk at Ag Days so by attending both of these events a licensed applicator could potentially get four of the six credits required to renew his or her license. As always, if you have questions about either of these programs, feel free to call me at 433-1206 or send an email to timothyfine@montana.edu. Wheat markets breakdown during week also dropped, pressured placements. Domestic some by wheat but also demand has remained H mm“ mm“ the progressing harvest firm, and some suspect SPECTRUM COMMODITIES of both crops in South that beef demand world- America and the likeli- Wide is increasing as dolitvvhnegilell'utlhlfigssl)$fig hood that most world de- pork consumption falls following world prices mand will shift to South due continued outbreaks lower after French wheat American supplies for of African Swine Fever. traded aggressively the next few months. Crude oil pushed above lower to Algeria. Cattle markets were the 55.00 resistance and Russian prices also choppy, but higher for appears to be holding. dropped lower but Still the week. Cash trade was A strong domestic failed to capture de_ steady/higher, suggest- economic outlook is mand. 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