Running the Ranch

Pickup trucks, working dogs, cowboy hats, and running shoes. These were the diverse sights I registered as my eyes scanned the 100-plus crowd gathered under Montana’s Big Sky this past Saturday.  Read more by Tim Griffiths from the Natural Resources Conservation Service here.

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The Montana Ranch Run is a 25-mile race that takes participants through three ranches, giving them a firsthand view of ranching in Meagher County. Tim Griffiths with the Natural Resources Conservation Service was one of the participants in the race this past weekend.




Voices of Montana – Montana Beef Council and why it matters

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For Montana’s largest industry, the current court battle over the Beef Check-off is a big deal. The Montana Beef Council is organized to protect and increase demand for beef and beef products through state, national, and international consumer marketing programs. R-Calf is suing to try to change the process that previously sent 50% of the funds to be directed by the Montana Beef Council.

Kristin Larson of Sidney was a recent guest on the Voices of Montana to discuss the importance of the Montana Beef Council. She serves on the federation of state beef councils and represents the 45 councils that collect the $1 per head beef check-off. Have a listen: Voices of Montana w/Jon Arneson feat. Kristin Larson