The Montana Range Tour is an annual event that is held in a different location of the state each year. The Tour provides the opportunity for farmers, ranchers, agricultural organizations, land management agencies and the general public to share information and gain increased expertise on natural resource issues, notably on agricultural lands. The 2017 Tour will take place on Wednesday, September 6 & Thursday, 7th in Petroleum and Fergus County areas, where the focus will be on large landscape projects, conservation easements, new technology for monitoring water and cattle, grazing management, and soil health.
The first day of the Montana Range tour includes a stop at Dovetail Ranch to discuss large scale water development, grazing systems, and large scale permanent electric fencing. The 44 Ranch is also on Wednesday’s tour to learn about cover crops, easements, grazing systems, and the use of drones and cow cams. Day two includes a visit to Big Spring Creek Restoration Project and the Wickens Ranch Company to learn about grazing rotations, temporary electric fence systems and diversified operation and pasture renovation. There is also a banquet Wednesday night with Master of Ceremonies Lane Nordlund.
Cost per person: $65 for full registration ($75 after August 24th) or $25 for Banquet only
A block of rooms have been set up under the Montana Range Tour at:
- Yogo Inn (535-8721)
- B&B Hotel (535-5496) Rooms are at state rate plus tax. Rooms will need to be reserved by August 15th.