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MSU Extension webinar series about fruit production in eastern Montana begins June 4


From MSU News Service

BOZEMAN — Montana State University Extension in Yellowstone County will host a free webinar series, “Ripening Eastern Montana: The ABCs of Fruit Production,” at 5:30 p.m. each Thursday in June. The live series is designed for those interested in growing berries, apples, grapes and other fruits in eastern Montana. 

Webinar series presentation details are as follows:

• Today: “Establishing Fruit Orchards in Montana” with Katrina Mendrey, MSU Western Agricultural Research Center. To join, visit: https://montana.webex.com/montana/j.php?MTID=mbf223a2e29ff4fee7f3bee588ea6703d

• June 11: “Getting Our Hands Dirty in the Details of Caring for Fruit Plantings” with Zach Miller, MSU Western Agricultural Research Center. To join, visit: https://montana.webex.com/montana/j.php?MTID=m606f942d17b1e0df3268e24373a80513

• June 18: “The CREC Fruit Project: Joys and Obstacles in Eastern-Central North Dakota” with Kathy Wiederholt, North Dakota State University Carrington Research Extension Center. To join, visit: https://montana.webex.com/montana/j.php?MTID=m0892963230bf63508fd7d9eab8515476

• June 25: “Growing Fruit in Eastern Montana: Here’s What to Know and How to Start” with Bob Thaden, Tongue River Winery, Miles City. To join, visit: https://montana.webex.com/montana/j.php?MTID=m24e8a85830865df10a4dc5223432f385 .

An optional in-person tour of F Bar 3 Vineyard near Laurel will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 13. The tour provides an opportunity to gather planning ideas and to get one-on-one time with an experienced grower. The free tour requires an RSVP to 406-256-2828 by June 12 so that it can be organized in accordance with physical distancing guidelines required by COVID-19.

For direct links to webinars, people can visit the Yellowstone County MSU Extension website at http://yellowstone.msuextension.org/agriculture/index.html or follow the Facebook page, MSU Extension — Yellowstone County Agriculture.

For questions or assistance with the remote broadcast, people can contact Callie Cooley at 406-256-2828 or [email protected]


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