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Bring plant and beef questions to Extension experts at July 26 Farmer's Market

July 22, 2008

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Montana State University Extension's booth at the Saturday July 26 Farmers' Market at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds will feature a plant pathologist and beef cattle specialist to answer questions.

Nina Zidack, MSU Extension plant pathologist, will be available to answer questions about plant diseases. John Paterson, MSU Extension beef cattle specialist, will answer questions about beef, such as the differences between "natural" and "organic" designations.

The pair also will provide Extension fact sheets and people can bring in plant samples for diagnosis or identification. The public can also contact Extension specialists at
MSU's Schutter Diagnostics Lab, (406) 994-5150).

(See also a feature on the Schutter Diagnostics Lab at:

Contact: MSU Schutter Diagnostics Lab (406) 994-5150