Winter meetings in Conrad, Cut Bank and Fort Benton will help grain growers learn the basic elements of a marketing plan and how to build relationships with their elevator managers.
“Grain marketing has been a focus here in the Triangle for decades. Even with all the groundwork laid, there is still a huge need to understand the principles that lead to effective grain marketing,” said Mark Major, Montana State University Extension agent in Teton County.
The meetings are organized by MSU Extension agents from the Golden Triangle to give producers a better understanding of basic marketing principles. The target audience is young couples and individuals that are seeking a basic understanding of common grain marketing philosophy.
Children need two doses of vaccine to be fully protected from the 2009 H1N1 virus, state public health officials said this past week.
Department of Public Health and Human Services officials are encouraging parents, guardians, and physicians to be sure children aged six months through nine years are properly vaccinated. “Most children who have already had one dose of vaccine will need a second dose,” said DPHHS Director Anna Whiting Sorrell.
She went on to add, “The second dose should be given 28 or more days after the first vaccination.”
Special to the I-O by Cindy Habets Peterson
I often have people tell me that they are hesitant to travel to foreign countries because of the language barrier. Indeed, wandering into a country where people are speaking a foreign tongue can be intimidating. But it doesn’t have to be. Here are some tried and true tips for traveling in countries where English is not the first language, or can be used if your Kymer/Japanese/Urdu is a little on the rusty side.
A smile is worth a thousand words
You will be amazed at how much you can convey without speaking. The average person will go out of their way to help someone that smiles and asks politely for help, even if they can’t understand a word you are saying. Much like at home, being angry or demanding won’t get you very far. Even if you are frustrated, hot, and about to miss your train because you don’t know where you are or where you are supposed to be going, don’t lose your cool. Take a deep breath, smile, and I guarantee that taxi driver will go out of his way to help you find the train station in record time.