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  • Montana State University Extension Hosting Livestock Birthing Webinar Series

    MSU News Service, For the Courier|Dec 20, 2023

    Livestock producers across the country will be welcoming new piglets, lambs, kids and foals in the winter and spring months. Montana State University Extension in Cascade County will host a free webinar series this and next month on how to assist livestock giving birth. The “You’ve Got to be Kidding?!” webinar series will address neonatal care; handling difficult births, called dystocia; colostrum; and other topics. Presenters will include a veterinarian and experts from MSU Extension. The webinar series welcomes livestock producers and youth...

  • MSU Extension Informs Montanans About Corporate Transparency Act

    MSU News Service, For the Courier|Dec 6, 2023

    A new federal reporting requirement aimed at reducing corporate crime will affect some Montana farmers, ranchers and businesses, according to Montana State University Extension. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2024, certain corporations, limited liability companies and other entities created or registered to do business in the U.S. will be required to report information about their beneficial owners to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, or FinCEN, within the U.S. Treasury Department. The new reporting requirement stems from the Corporate...

  • MSU Extension Accepting Applications Until Dec. 15 For Reimagining Rural Virtual Gathering

    MSU News Service, For the Courier

    Montana State University Extension is accepting applications from rural Montana communities until Dec. 15 to participate in Reimagining Rural, a three-part virtual gathering planned for January and February. Reimagining Rural is a program that brings community members in towns across the state together for three evening events to hear speakers share their rural success stories and how to get things done in small towns. Following the talks, where members of local communities gather to listen to remote speakers, is a facilitated conversation...

  • Montana 4-H Enrolling New Members, Seeking Volunteers

    MSU News Service, For the Courier|Sep 27, 2023

    Youth across Montana who would like to enroll in Montana 4-H are invited to do so during the month of October. Montana 4-H is the youth development program of Montana State University Extension. It offers a range of choices and opportunities for youth to learn and grow, such as cooking or sewing, learning about conservation and robotics or raising an animal, while instilling employable life skills. In all, Montana 4-H offers more than 200 different projects and experiences that engage youth in learning. It is the largest out-of-school youth...

  • Montana State Robotics Event Gives Lustre Students A Chance To Show Their Teamwork

    MSU News Service Marshall Swearingen, For the Courier|Feb 15, 2023

    When the Lustre Lions team visited Montana State University Feb. 4, five months of hard work will boil down to intense two-and-a-half-minute rounds of robotic action. Pitted against 35 other teams from around the state at the FIRST Lego League finals tournament, the five team members will unleash their energy-themed creation made of advanced, motorized Lego pieces and programmed with a basic coding language that introduces students to computer science. The robots complete preassigned missions such as unloading and moving pieces of cargo, and...

  • Montana State Announces Finalists For Agritourism And Sustainable Agriculture Program

    MSU News Service, For the Courier|Feb 15, 2023

    The Montana State University College of Agriculture has announced finalists for a new leadership program focused on sustainable agriculture and agritourism. The Montana Agritourism Fellows Program will center on the goal of developing leaders to advance sustainable agritourism. The fellowship is designed to engage agricultural producers and train them in methods of communicating and promoting sustainable agriculture for farmers, ranchers, professionals and communities. It was funded by a grant from the Western Sustainable Agriculture Research...

  • Free Program to Help With Depression and Anxiety

    Anne Cantrell MSU News Service, For the Courier|Apr 15, 2020

    A program delivered entirely online that aims to reduce depression and anxiety symptoms will be offered for free to hundreds of adult Montanans. The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services is making the program – an internet-based interactive platform known as Thrive – available to many more Montana residents over the age of 18. Previously, up to 1,000 adult Montanans were invited to enroll in the Thrive program for free during the research phase. Now, hundreds of additional free accounts are available for adult Montanans wit...

  • Internet-Based Program Used To Reduce Depression And Anxiety Symptoms To Be Offered For Free

    Anne Cantrell MSU News Service, For the Courier|Apr 8, 2020

    A program delivered entirely online that aims to reduce depression and anxiety symptoms will be offered for free to hundreds of adult Montanans. The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services is making the program – an internet-based interactive platform known as Thrive – available to many more Montana residents over the age of 18. Previously, up to 1,000 adult Montanans were invited to enroll in the Thrive program for free during the research phase. Now, hundreds of additional free accounts are available for adult Montanans wit...