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ON-THE-FARM TRAINING

Last week’s Graying Pains story explored the challenges of family farm succession as Montana’s agricultural demographic ages, and a program designed to connect up-and-coming farmers in western Montana. This week’s installment explores the same issue — and a community college proposal to address it — near the state’s eastern border.

MONTANA'S FAMILY FARMS AND RANCHES FACE UNCERTAIN FUTURE AS PRODUCERS AGE OUT

The 68-year-old old poultry farmer pointed out the hen houses he built decades ago, providing details of each wooden tenement's residents.

Hugh Spencer built the hen houses and accompanying grain bins, which look like high-density housing for chickens, shortly after he and his wife, Viki, purchased the land in 1981.

Madison River Recreation Access PHOTO COURTESY MONTANA FWP

Timing

The Madison River Environmental Assessment will go before the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commissioners June 12.

Unofficial Primary Election results

The evening of June 2 saw the results of the 2020 Primary Election from mostly mail-in ballots. According to Kathleen Mumme, Madison County Clerk and Recorder, official results will be available June 12 after the canvass on Friday, June 12 and the audit board will audit a randomly selected precinct and two to three races on June 11.

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