Barley update set for Conrad

Montana State University Extension is sponsoring two regional barley update meetings.

They will be held on Feb. 14, at the Pondera Shooting Sports Club in Conrad and on Feb. 23, at the Northern Plains Ag Research Conference Center in Sidney.

Organized by Montana State University Extension and the Institute of Barley and Malt Sciences, the workshops will feature speakers from Montana State University, North Dakota State University, the USDA Risk Management Agency, the National Barley Growers Association, the Northern Broadcasting News. System and the malting and brewing industry. Topics will include barley variety updates, insurance information, dryland and irrigated insect pest and disease control, barley storage and drying, and emerging barley issues.

The Conrad workshop begins at 9:30 a.m., registration at 9 a.m.

Sponsors include the American Malting Barley Association, Inc., Anheuser-Busch, Inc., Cargill Malt, Centrol Crop Consulting, the Institute of Barley and Malt Sciences, Malteurop North America, Inc., Miller Coors, Montana State University Extension, Montana Wheat and Barley Committee, Montana Grain Growers Association, North Dakota Barley Council, North Dakota Grain Growers Association, North Dakota State University Extension, Rahr Malting Company.

Lunch and a social hour are free, but pre-registration is requested.  To pre-register, contact Dan Picard at 406-271-4054 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the Conrad workshop, you may contact Karen Hertsgaard 701-231-5384, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register for either workshop.

Editor’s note: This article was submitted by the MSU News Service.