Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events


Happy New Year Wool Growers! We are looking forward to 2019 and all that it has to offer. We wish you a prosperous new year. May your lambs be fat and your grass grow tall this spring. Here are a few upcoming events to you might be interested in attending!

The Baird Ranch Foundation Seminar Series welcomes Dr. Sreekala Bajwa, Vice President of Agriculture and College of Agriculture Dean.

“MSU Agriculture – Vital to MSU’s Land-Grant Mission and Values”

Thursday, January 31, 2019
Museum of the Rockies Hager Auditorium, 6:00 p.m.
Reception in the Bair Lobby at 5:15 p.m.
(hors d’oeuvres and no-host bar)

Sponsored by the Bair Ranch Foundation and MSU College of Agriculture

To view the flyer, click here.

The Living With Wildlife Conference is a free conference for agricultural producers and wildlife enthusiasts that will be held January 23-25, 2019 in Lewistown, Montana. The Living with Wildlife conference offers ranchers the opportunity to gather with other ranchers from Montana and the U.S. to share challenges, lessons learned and solutions for living with wildlife while protecting livestock.

The conference is designed to create better communication and coordination between Ag producers, government, and non-government agencies. The goal is to discover new opportunities for managing wildlife that is more beneficial than costly.

To register, follow this link: https://www.livingwithwildlife.us/speakers/

The Department of Animal & Range Sciences’

Baird Ranch Foundation Seminar Series presents:

Montana State University’s Collaborative Bighorn Sheep Research:

Addressing Respiratory Disease in Bighorn Sheep Through an Integrated Science Program

Dr. Bob Garrote, Department of Ecology, Montana State University
Date/Time: January 17, 2019, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Location: Animal Biosciences Building 138, MSU

The seminar will describe current challenges to bighorn sheep restoration and management in the northern Rockies with a focus on respiratory disease. Multiple hypothesis will be presented regarding pneumonia epizootics in bighorn sheep populations. Insights on pathogens and disease processes gained from a decade of intensive studies in the region will be discussed along with emerging technologies that hold promise to advance our understanding of bighorn sheep ecology and the etiology of respiratory disease.

Dr. Robert A. Garrott earned a B.S. in Wildlife Biology from the University of Montana, a M.S. in Wildlife Management from the Pennsylvania State University, and a Ph.D. in Wildlife Conservation from the University of Minnesota.  Prior to joining the faculty at MSU he held positions as a Staff Scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, as a Research Associate at Colorado State University, and as an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has conducted large mammal research in both terrestrial and marine ecosystems for over 4 decades, with studies ranging from Arctic Alaska, to Antarctica, and throughout the western US.  For the past decade he has lead a large collaborative research effort to better understand the ecology of bighorn sheep, which involves herds from throughout Montana and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. He has authored or edited four books, 33 book chapters, and more than 140 scholarly articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

To view the flyer, click here.

We hope you are able to attend these three events coming up!

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