Plan Ahead with Estate Planning

Join the MSU Richland County Extension Office, Friday Septmber 14th, from 8:30am-2pm, at the MSU/Richland County Extension Office, 1499 N Central Ave, Sidney, for a day of Estate Planning.  

Marsha Goetting, PH.D., CFP®, CFCS, is a Montana State University Extension Specialist in Family Economics. She will be presenting an estate planning workshop covering a variety of topics from dying without a will, beneficiary deed, avoiding probate, and more. She will also be presenting on how to save on taxes now. To RSVP call the MSU/Richland County Extension Office at 433-1206 

For More information, check out the flyer below. Hope to see you there!!



Active Parenting First Five Years 

MSU Extension Richland County and District II Alcohol and Drug Program is offering Active Parenting Classes. Whether you’re a first-time parent or juggling a household, the first five years of your child’s life are extremely important. Active Parenting is a program created by Dr. Michael Popkin who is a parenting expert. The First Five Years program is a four-session class designed to help parents learn about a variety of items such as ages and stages of development, effective discipline that young children can understand, school readiness and much more. Classes start September 10th, at the Sidney-Richland County Library, 121 3rd Ave NW, from 5:30-7:30pm and are free of charge. Class size is limited, please RSVP by noon on September 7th, by calling the MSU/Richland County Extension office at 433-1206.

For More information, check out the flyer below. Hope to see you there!!



DEEP Classes Starting Soon

DEEP, also known as the Diabetes Empowerment Education Program. Is a six-class series of educational classes for individuals with Type II Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes. The classes are FREE and are designed to support but, not replace professional diabetes education. Classes start September 11th, from 12:05-1:35pm, at the Richland County Health Department, 1201 W Holly St. To register please call the MSU/Richland County Extension office at 433-1206.

For more information check out the flyer below.



Canning, Pickling, Preserving OH MY!

Harvesting season is amongst us which means our fruits and vegetables are ready to be picked. This also means that canning, pickling, and preserving seasons is here too. Provided below are links to the Montana State University MontGuides full of information on a variety of topics and, useful information for anyone interested in preserve their fruits and vegetables. For those of you looking for a new idea or inspiration there is even a MontGuide that focuses on Canning Meat, Poultry, and Fish. Have Fun Preserving, Canning, or Pickling this Season!



The Cooperative Extension Service out of the University of Georgia are the publishers of the So Easy to Preserve book and have some useful resources provided on their website under the So Easy to Preserve section. Check them out by clicking the link below.



The USDA has also come out with a Guide to Home Canning that is broken down into different sections from canning fruits and vegetables all the way to canning fermented food and pickles. When you open the link at the bottom of the page there are additional links to seven different guides focusing on different areas.



Below is a link to the official Ball and Keer website where they also have very useful information revolving around the preserving area.