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About the MATE Theater

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The classroom-style MATE Theater provides educational opportunities for attendees. Approximately one hour long presentations the topics range from proper pesticide placement to better beef breeding. Experts from entities such as Montana State University (MSU) Extension, and the Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) prepare presentations that they believe are going to be most pertinent to the audience. This is a great chance to ask specific questions and get them answered on a personal level. See this year's schedule below.

Thursday, February 14th

1-1:50 p.m. Prairie Dog Management
Presented by Stephen Vantassel, Vertebrate Pest Specialist, Montana Department of Agriculture

2-2:50 p.m. Dicamba and Paraquat Use Update
Presented by Lyle Scott, Plant Science Specialist, Montana Department of Agriculture

3-3:50 p.m. Water Quality and Soil Activity for Pesticides
Presented by Mat Walter, Extension Agent, MSU Extension – Musselshell/Golden Valley Counties


Friday, February 15th

10-10:50 a.m. Nuts & Bolts of Income Tax Filing
Presented by Jamie Hovey and Amy Iverson, Wipfli CPA's and Consultants
Learn about In-kind wages, March 1st deadline vs. April 15th deadline, Year End Planning, The New Tax Law and the current impact, Entity structures.

11-11:50 a.m. Using Social Media to Reach New Buyers
Presented by Karoline Rose of KRose Marketing and Consulting
The world of marketing and advertising production sales is changing rapidly. Almost everyone is using at least one social media platform, including your buyers! Social media is a powerful tool that, when utilized correctly, can help you grow your sale and attract new buyers to your program. Karoline Rose will be presenting on the power of social media from game changing Facebook Ads to YouTube videos to utilizing Instagram and hashtags. She will also touch on using email and text message marketing to turn followers into paid customers!

1-1:50 p.m. Intergrated Weed Management
Presented by Tim Seipel, Cropland Weed Extension Specialist, MSU Extension

3-3:50 p.m. Control Ideas for Common Weeds in Yellowstone County
Presented by Callie Cooley, Extension Agent, MSU Extension – Yellowstone County


Saturday, February 16th

12-3 p.m. Painting
Presented by Bitterroot Sip & Paint.
Free! Come at any time and paint on canvas. Get step by step instructions to help you make your masterpiece.


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