Mark your calendar to join FSA, MSU Extension, Marias River Livestock Association and the Front Range Counties Farm Bureau for the Montana’s Next Generation Conference Jan. 24 and 25.
Events will start at 1 p.m. on Friday at the Coyote Club and Events Center in Shelby, with Kevin Spafford of the Legacy Project.
The afternoon will be filled with workshops and group discussion designed to help producers of all generations start the process of succession planning for their operation. The day will conclude with a roast beef dinner and introductory address from the Curry family who is transitioning their operation along with a discussion panel of local experts involved in estate planning.
The Pondera County Transit bus will be picking up residents of all ages in Valier on Monday and Thursday at 8:30 a.m. at the One Stop Cenex, with arrival in Conrad at 9:00 a.m.
The riders may transfer onto the bus going to Great Falls and arrive in Great Falls at 10:35 a.m.
All buses are wheelchair accessible and transportation will be provided to scheduled medical providers and the Great Falls International Airport.
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
At age 60, most folks are not ready to walk away from their chosen profession.
Not so for Pharmacist Pete McKeone who has been dispensing pills for 36 years, since 1977.
McKeone is the owner of Olson’s Drug at 5 4th Ave. SW which he bought from Harold Olson.
McKeone was born in Hastings, Neb., and the former Marine graduated from Creighton University located in Omaha, Neb.