By Sigrid Olson

Youth Get a Taste of Ranching


Sigrid Olson, Pathfinder

At the Rolling Stone Ranch west of Ovando Sept. 26, area students participated in the Annual Farm Tour hosted by the Blackfoot Challenge. More than 100 Blackfoot Watershed students attended the ranching-themed event.

OVANDO - More than 130 students from Bonner, Seeley, Helmville and in between participated in the annual Blackfoot Challenge (BC) Farm Tour Sept. 26. The event was held at the Stone Ranch in Ovando from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Event director and Education Coordinator for the BC Elaine Caton said, "We put on a Youth Field/Farm Day every year to give middle school students the opportunity to learn about their watershed."

Each year there is a different theme. This year the theme was ranching. Station topics included beef cattle, raising healthy beef, well rounded meals, irrigation, soil health, stre...

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