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Four decades in the weeds

Turner continues work to control weeds - and mosquitoes


Last updated 5/29/2020 at 12:07pm

Havre Daily News/Jack Lambert

Terry Turner leans up against one of the Hill County Weed District extermination trucks outside the Hill County Weed and Mosquito District shop.

Terry Turner, who was recently awarded the Montana Weed Control Association's 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award at their annual banquet in Great Falls, has been working for the Hill County Weed District since he was 19 years old.

Turner, who turned 60 in November, was born and raised southeast of Havre on his grandparents' family farm, which he still manages to take care of despite his myriad titles within the Havre community.

"I'd always been interested in horticultural work," he said.

This interest would lead him to the weed district where he would work for another 40 years after he atte...

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