LABOR:  finding, training, and keeping good labor is essential to ranching. Join this seminar series for insights on labor trends, and to learn new strategies for finding future employees. Seminars will be held in-person and online the first Tuesday of the month beginning in November 2022 through March 2023.

2022-2023 Issues in Ranching Seminar Series

  • November 1, 2022 - Agriculture Labor, Immigration, and Innovation (Dr. Diane Charlton, MSU). 
  • December 6, 2022 - Developing a Ranch Internship Program (Taylre Sitz, Sitz Angus Ranch)
  • January 10, 2023 - Structured Internship Programs for Ranches (MSU Dan Scott Program, DNRC Working Lands Internship, Quivira Coalition New Agrarian Program)
  • February 7, 2023 - Veterans and Ranching - (Range 2 Range Partners)
  • March 7, 2023 - Do You Have What it Takes to Be a Professional Ranch Manager? (Dan Leahy, Foundation for Ranch Management

 

2020-2021 Natural Resource Policy Seminar Series - Recordings

  • November 17th, 2020 The complexity of managing wildlife populations (Lindsey Parsons, MT FWP)
  • January 26th, 2021 The Endangered Species Act and CCAAs (Jodi Bush, US FWS and Kelsey Molloy, TNC)
  • February 23rd, 2021 The NEPA process and opportunities for public participation (Chelcie Cargill, MTFB)
  • March 30th, 2021 12:00pm Natural resource planning and cost-share conservation programs (TBD NRCS)
  • April 27th, 2021 Noxious weed law and the growing threat from invasive species (Jasmine Reimer, MT DOA)
  • May 25th, 2021 - Grass banking - a tool for increasing forage resources (Brian Martin, TNC and Colter Devries)