Are you wearing clothing, eating food, or enjoying Montana's open spaces?
If so, please join the Ruby Valley Conservation District and the Ruby Watershed Council in celebrating Agricultural Appreciation week at the Montana Legislature.
It is common knowledge that agriculture produces food (such as juicy steaks, plump chicken breasts, tender pork chops, delicious loaves of bread, or tasty cookies) and clothing (such as comfortable cotton t-shirts, warm wool vests, and our favorite pair of shoes), but did you know that agricultural producers provide many other benefits and services to the state?
Westslope cutthroat trout, northern pike, sandhill cranes, sage grouse, deer, elk, moose, and numerous other wildlife species depend on the open spaces and habitats agriculture provides. These spaces provide shelter, food, and freedom to roam needed by wildlife. We humans benefit from agriculture's open spaces and habitats by the viewing and recreational opportunities provided and enjoyed by both agricultural and non-agricultural persons.
The Ruby Valley Conservation District and Ruby Watershed Council work with landowners to preserve these benefits and protect natural resources.
Without agriculture's contributions, these products and activities would not exist.
Ruby Valley Conservation District