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Enabling citizens to invest in the future of farming

The new model raises funds from citizen investors to purchase land for agroecological farming

New Analysis Platform Shines Light On Utilities’ Solar Energy Future

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, in collaboration with three other national labs, have developed a free online platform to help utilities understand how solar energy projects will affect the operation of their power systems.

Montana Bowhunters Association Teen Bowhunter Camp – June 20-23, 2024- McCartney Creek Ranch, Forest Grove Montana

Teen Bowhunter Camp Vision

To provide an experiential adventure engaging Montana Teens in the outdoors while sharing information and experiences to help them be great stewards for the Sportmen’s community to be successful Bowhunters.

Multiple Major Banks to Close Operations in Parts of Montana

Not only are Chase and BOA struggling, but Wells Fargo is beginning to pull out of some locations across Montana as well. Missoula lost a Wells Fargo Branch in 2023. A Wells Fargo branch in Helena is slated to close its doors this July.

Montana STEM Ecosystem statewide call – 5/15 – Online – All are invited

Together we will gain insight into best practices, challenges, and opportunities to grow STEM learning opportunities across the big sky.

GFDA – Upcoming Trainings: Government Contracting Certifications, Business Financials, and more!

Are you a small or disadvantaged business looking to unlock new opportunities in government contracting? Join Great Falls APEX for an informative session where we will be joined by Small Business Specialists for the Department of Transportation with the Civil Rights Bureau. Learn how to obtain and maintain the DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise for 51% woman or minority owned) and SBE (Small Business Enterprise for 50/50 husband/wife or 100% white male owned) state certifications.

Republican Montana lawmakers halt implementation of child care reform rules

Against the recommendation of many day care providers, the Children, Family, Health and Human Services Interim Committee voted on Thursday to prevent the suite of rules from going into effect before the end of the next legislative session in 2025. The vote was on partisan lines with the two committee’s Democrats offering the dissents.

This is how we finally end the 40-hour, 5-day workweek

California Congressperson Mark Takano, who introduced a 32-hour workweek bill, discusses how we can transform the way we think about our work schedules.

Suddenly There Aren’t Enough Babies. The Whole World Is Alarmed.

The world is at a startling demographic milestone. Sometime soon, the global fertility rate will drop below the point needed to keep population constant. It may have already happened.

The child care system is broken. Here are 5 striking statistics that show why.

As more than 1,000 providers shut their doors for a Day Without Child Care, we examine a few numbers that reveal why the landscape is in crisis.