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Montana Land Reliance Agriculture Forum Draws a Crowd

The 2020 GreaterYellowstone Agriculture Forum attracted a broad audience of area ranchers and others who learned about cloud seeding and drought and water management, along with other topics associated with drier and warmer weather. The theme of the forum was “Stormy Weather – The Road Ahead in a Changing Landscape.”

The Montana Land Reliance has produced the forum the past five years, with an eye toward providing current and helpful information to the agriculture community. Speakers at the Feb. 6 forum (held in Three Forks at the Gathering Pace in the Lewis & Clark Motel) included MSU Professor Bruce Maxwell, rancher Jim Hagenbarth of Dillon, and Krista Lee Evans, a noted water rights expert. Photo of Montana Land Reliance staff participants at the Greater Yellowstone Agriculture Forum included (left to right) Jordan Vana, Kim Cook, Kathryn Kelly, Becky Stearns, Andrea Darling and Brad Hansen (Tom Mallon photo)