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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 7 groups). groups). Daley, the youngest daughter, got her 12Daley, the youngest gotThe herBlack 12year-old black geldingdaughter, Can’t Pass year-old black gelding (called Jet) last spring,Can’t whenPass sheThe wasBlack 9. She (called spring, when 9. She showsJet) himlast at smaller showsshe andwas Demi rides shows at smaller showsatand Demi rides him inhim all-around classes bigger shows. him in shows. Show Atall-around the recent classes Regionat2 bigger Championship the recent Region 2 Championship inAt Rapid City, N.D., Demi and Jet won aShow saddle inand Rapid N.D., Demi Jet Point won a13 saddle lotsCity, of other prizes forand High and and lots All-Around of other prizes for High competing Point 13 and Under Champion, in a Under All-Around Champion, in a at grueling list of classes: halter,competing showmanship grueling list of classes: halter, showmanship at halter, barrels, poles, reining, Western riding, halter, barrels, poles, reining, Western riding, trail, Western pleasure, Western horsemanship, trail, Western Western horsemanship, hunter underpleasure, saddle and hunt seat equitation. hunter saddle and hunt seat equitation. Atunder that show Tee won reining on Clair and At that show Tee won ranch horse pleasure on reining Mocha.on Clair and ranchThat’s horsehow pleasure kids on getMocha. started if they are born That’s how kids familiar get started if they born into it. Tee is also with otherare ways into Tee is familiar otherHe ways for it. youth to also enjoy Quarterwith Horses. is the for youth toofenjoy Quarter Horses. is the president the Montana QuarterHe Horse Youth president of thewhich Montana Quarter Horse Youthto Association, has numerous programs Association, which hasor numerous programs to bring kids into riding just be around horses. bring riding or just be around Sincekids theinto economic downturn in 2008,horses. many Since thehave economic in 2008, many people had todownturn cut back on luxuries like people have had to cut back on luxuries like horses. horses. “That’s the bad thing about the horse deal – thing aboutTee the horse it “That’s dependsthe onbad the economy,” said. deal – it depends on the economy,” Tee said.

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Another program is the multi-level Junior Another program is the multi-level Junior Master Horseman, which uses activities and Master which usestoactivities and offersHorseman, hand-on workshops teach kids about offers hand-on to teachfor kids about horses. It is aworkshops good supplement 4-H horse horses. It is aclubs goodassupplement for 4-H horse and pony well as classrooms and for and pony clubs as well any horse-loving kid.as classrooms and for any horse-loving kid. The Regional and National Youth RacTheExperience Regional and National Rac- into ing offers kids a Youth deep insight ingthe Experience offers kids deepthe insight intoand racing industry, goinga past trainer thejockey racingtoindustry, goingoutrider, past the paddock trainer and the steward, judge, jockey the steward, announcer, outrider, paddock judge, trackto photographer, chartwriter, track photographer, announcer,and chartwriter, track vet, video production even into the track vet, video production and even intoroom. the intricacies of the tote/mutuels/money intricacies ofcan the enter tote/mutuels/money room.JudgTeams the Collegiate Horse Teams can to enter Collegiate Horse ing Contest winthe scholarships. Other Judgcontests ingfor Contest winAQHYA scholarships. contests youth to at the WorldOther Show are yearforbooks, youth judging, at the AQHYA World Show are yearteam demonstration speeches, books, judging, team demonstration speeches, the Horse Bowl, and entertaining events like HI-LINE FARM & RANCH SAMAR FAY / thestall Horse Bowl, and events like decorating andentertaining Wrangler jean decorating. HI-LINE FARM & RANCH and Wrangler jean that decorating. Tee plans to attend a college sponsors national officers. Many national officers don’t stall decorating plans to attend a college that sponsors national officers. aTee riding program in the Intercollegiate Horse have horses, TeeMany said.national officers don’t a riding in the Intercollegiate have There horses,isTee said. Horse Development Show program Association. There are AQHAHorse Foundaa Young Show are AQHA FoundaThere isthat a Young Horse Development tionAssociation. scholarshipsThere so a student can afford to take Program provides free colts to a certain tion scholarships soand a student can He afford take Program provides free coltsand to atrain. certain a horse to school compete. saidtohe will numberthat of applicants to raise They a horse school andamateur compete. He said he profeswill number of applicants raise and train. They nevertogive up his status and go then show them for to scholarships and prizes. giveHe upwants his amateur status and like go profesthen them scholarships and prizes. sional. study something law or Teeshow applied forfor and received a foal the first year never He wants something Tee for and foal theTough first year architecture, getstudy a good job, andlike keeplaw andorshow ofapplied the program in received 2011. Heatrained Leo sional. architecture, ofPeppy the program in 2011. Heintrained Toughwinning Leo his horses.get a good job, and keep and show and showed him halter class, Peppy showed halter class, winning his horses. His other ambition, as the Montana winter third and in the nationhim andin a $1,000 scholarship. His other ambition, the Montana third thecontinue nation and a $1,000 begins to close in – toasbuild a heated winter indoor He in will training himscholarship. for cow horse begins Heevents. will continue training him for cow horse arena.to close in – to build a heated indoor arena. events.

On a regular training Onride, a regular training Tee Aune conride, Tee Aune centrates to conput Clair, centrates to put Clair, his 6-year-old Amerihiscan 6-year-old QuarterAmeriHorse canmare, Quarter intoHorse a spin. This mare, into spin. This is one of athe moves is one of theinmoves required the reined required in the reined cow horse event. cow Teehorse tookevent. a fourth on TeeClair tookatathe fourth on American Clair at theHorse American Quarter Youth Quarter HorseWorld Youth Association Association WorldShow Championship Championship Show in 2012. inSAMAR 2012. FAY /

The youth program is one way for the The youth program iskids. one Tee waystarted for thein the industry to re-involve industry to AQHYA re-involvewhen kids.he Tee started the Montana was 8 andinheld Montana AQHYA when he was 8 and held his first office at 12. At 15 he became vice hispresident. first office at 12. At 15 he became vice president. There are Youth Excellence Seminars at There are Youth Excellence at the AQHYA conventions withSeminars workshops, the AQHYA conventions with workshops, presentations and development of speaking presentations skills. Theseand are development for kids who of arespeaking not showing skills. Thesewho are just for kids not showing as much, wantwho to beare associated with asthe much, who just Tee wantsaid. to be with horse world, Atassociated the conventions, the horse world, Teefor said. At thedirectors conventions, elections are held regional and elections are held for regional directors and

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uccess in some things seems uccess in in some thingsIn seems to run families. football, to run in families. In football, there are the Mannings. In there the Mannings. In politics, theare Kennedys. politics, theinKennedys. And northeastern Montana there And in northeastern Montana there is a family of competitive horse people is awhose familysuccesses of competitive horse peopleTee span generations. whose successes span generations. Tee Aune and his sister Demi are beginning Aune and his sister Demi are beginning to make their mark in the top echelon to make their mark aunt in theand topgrandmother echelon as their mother, as their mother, aunt and grandmother did, riding American Quarter Horses. did, riding American Quarter Horses.at the At left: In his first appearance At left: In his first appearance atAssothe American Quarter Horse Youth American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Championship Show in ciation Championship 2012,World Tee Aune showed hisShow horseinMo2012, Tee Aune showed his horse Mocha to third place in the working cow chahorse to third place in the working cow event. In this picture, Tee brings horse event. this picture, Tee Mocha to In a sliding stop in thebrings reining Mocha to a sliding stop in the reining portion of the event. portion of theFay event. Samar reports on Page 3. Samar Fay reports on Page 3.


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FOR HI-LINE FARM & RANCH FORProducers HI-LINE FARMface & RANCH new deadProducers face new deadlines for submitting their anlines for submitting their annual report of acreage to Farm nual report of acreage to Farm Service Agency county offices Service Agency county offices – and the first arrives Nov. 15. – and the first arrives Nov. 15. Producers with apiculture, Producers with apiculture, perennial forage, pasture, rangeperennial forage, pasture, rangeland and forage (PRF) including land and forage (PRF) including native grass, fall wheat native grass, fall wheat (hard(hard red red winter wheat – HRW) winter wheat – HRW) and and all all other fall-seeded small grains other fall-seeded small grains must submit a 2014 acreage must submit a 2014 acreage report those crops by Nov. report for for those crops by Nov. is also same 15. 15. ThisThis is also the the same datedate these crops to reported be reported for for these crops to be to your insurance agent to your cropcrop insurance agent when carrying federal when carrying federal cropcrop insurance. insurance. Other 2014 acreage reportOther 2014 acreage reporting deadlines include: ing deadlines include: • Jan. 2, 2014: (or days 30 days • Jan. 2, 2014: (or 30 after placement of colonies) after placement of colonies) Honey covered under NoninHoney covered under Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance sured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) Program (NAP) • Jan. 2014: Cherries, • Jan. 15, 15, 2014: Cherries, Established stand alfalfa seed,seed, Established stand alfalfa fall fall alfalfa seedseed alfalfa • July 15, 15, 2014: Spring al- al• July 2014: Spring falfafalfa seed, barley, canola, corn,corn, seed, barley, canola, drydry beans, dry dry peas, flax,flax, for- forbeans, peas, ageage seeding, mustard, spring seeding, mustard, spring oats,oats, potatoes, safflower, sugar potatoes, safflower, sugar beets, sunflowers, spring wheat, beets, sunflowers, spring wheat, Conservation Reserve Program Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), andand all other crops (CRP), all other crops “Prior to crop yearyear 2013, “Prior to crop 2013, reports for these crops werewere reports for these crops not not duedue to FSA untiluntil July.July. ThisThis to FSA change is part of anofinitiative at at change is part an initiative the the national level to align acrenational level to align acreageage reporting dates between reporting dates between FSA andand RiskRisk Management FSA Management Agency (RMA) and and willwill evenAgency (RMA) eventually reduce the crop reporting tually reduce the crop reporting burden on on producers,â€? saidsaid burden producers,â€? Bruce Nelson, executive direcBruce Nelson, executive director of Montana USDA FSA. tor of Montana USDA FSA.

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Highways 2 & 191 Junction Farm & Ranch Brok Nichols, an 2:30 ARSp.m., soil microbioloRegistration is from 9 to 9:30 a.m. From C-Store/Fuel Stop/Malta, MT Nichols, an ARS soil microbioloRegistration is from 9 to 9:30 a.m. C-Store/Fuel Stop/Malta, As a third generation farmer/rancher born andMT raised in Northeast gist from Mandan, N.D., will make The first session runs from 9:30 to As a third generation farmer/rancher and raisedmeld in Northeast Montana, Eliot’s deep rootsborn in agriculture nicely with his years gist from Mandan, N.D., will make The first session runs from 9:30 to Location, Location, Location!!! Montana, Eliot’s deep roots in agriculture meld nicely with his years a presentation about “Managing Soil 11 a.m., “Understanding Soil Healthâ€? Location, Location!!! of experience in a wide range of relatedLocation, and unique fields. He knows a presentation about “Managing Soil 11 a.m., “Understanding Soil Healthâ€? 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Montana ranchers help South Dakota strangers S.D. blizzard killed thousands of cattle John Paul Schmidt jpschmidt@havredailynews.com Two ranchers south of Chinook have pooled their resources to collect livestock donations for South Dakota ranchers whose cattle herds were ravaged by the blizzard that blew through the western side of the state in October. René Brown and Alisha Burcham said that they have pledges of eight animals so far after starting their group, Montana Ranchers Paying it Forward. “We’re just one branch of a large group of people around the country (taking donations),” Burcham said. “There are five groups in Montana alone.” Burcham said her and Browns’ goal is to get 40 head of cattle together, as that is more or less what fits in a truckload, depending of the size of the cattle. “The eight have come from local producers,” Burcham said. “They can donate any kind of breeding stock from replacement heifers to bred cows.” The date the two ranchers are going to send the cattle off to South Dakota is Nov. 9, but Burcham said they will be taking pledges long after. She added that they will keep the website up past this year because the South Dakota ranchers will still need cattle in the spring. “If you think about it, we’re surrounded by at least 25 ranches,” Burcham said of her and Brown's own location. “If we all understood the good feelings that come from giving to those in need and if someone out there is willing to give, hopefully someday, if we’re in that predicament, they will return the favor.” “We saw the damage Storm Atlas did and both of us couldn’t help but think it could be us,” Brown said. “Those people depend on (the cattle) for their livelihood. … There’s no back-up plan for them.” Burcham said if there is an overabundance of donations, they will make several trips. “If we don’t make the semi-load, we’ll still take them down,” Burcham said. They already have someone who will donate his time and truck to haul the cattle. Those not wishing to or unable to donate livestock, but still wanting to help the cause, may make a monetary donation at the Help For South Dakota website. These funds will help pay for the fuel it takes to ship the animals to South Dakota where ranchers losses varied, bu came to near 100 percent in some instances. According to an Associated Press article,

South Dakota rancher Heath Ferguson said the storm killed 96 percent of his herd of 100 black Angus and Limousin cattle, a hit worth about $250,000. He said total losses topped more than 1,000 head, as six other herds were roaming the family’s 16,000 acres east of Sturgis. Storm Atlas gave the Black Hills area up to four feet of snow and reports of 20 or more inches were common, according to the article. At least two human deaths were attributed to the storm and tens of thousands of cattle died, the article says. “Our main goal is to provide a little hope for these ranchers,” Brown said. Both Brown and Burcham live on ranches roughly 40 miles south of Chinook in the Bear Paw Mountains. Brown’s husband runs the Diamond Bar Ranch and Burcham and her husband have the neighboring Birdtail Ranch Those on the Hi-Line interested in Brown and Burchams’ cause can visit their Facebook page, MRPIF — MT Ranchers Paying It Forward.

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Growing Up In The Horse World Produces Winning Riders BY SAMAR FAY GLASGOW COURIER uccess in some things seems to run in families. Think of the Mannings, father Archie, a quarterback for 13 years in the 1970s and '80s, raising two sons, Peyton and Eli, who are both starting quarterbacks. Think of the Kennedys, a multi-generation political dynasty that boasted a president, senators, ambassadors, a congressman and an attorney general. In northeastern Montana there is a family of competitive horse people whose successes span three generations. Tee Aune and his sister Demi are beginning to make their mark in the top echelon like their mother, their aunt and their grandmother did, riding fine American Quarter Horses. Janet Daley Newton grew up on a ranch north of Nashua. Riding all day to gather cows was just part of life. The little bulldog Quarter Horse was the style, but they had a lot of miles to cover on the ranch and her dad liked Thoroughbreds, so they rode horses that were taller and leggier. Janet and her brother, Walter Daley, went to the Denver Stock Show one year to buy a stallion. They came home with a coming 2-yearold named Lucky Wayne, sired by Winken Wayne. This seal brown colt with racehorse breeding eventually helped Janet establish a breeding and training stable in Glasgow that produces the elegant Quarter Horse for the English events. At first they raced Lucky Wayne, and he took second in the Charlie Russell Futurity in Great Falls. They raised and raced some horses. “It was fun!” Janet said of those years. “Every fairground had a racetrack back then, Glasgow, Helena, Missoula, Hamilton, Dodson.” But having children changed her focus. She started doing 4-H projects with her two girls and trained horses for them. “It occurred to me, racehorses were awesome moving horses. They would make a great hunter under saddle,” Janet said. One spring she showed in Western pleasure and English classes. She began buying suitable mares for her stallion and started in, largely teaching herself, with trainer sessions in the winter. She only raised horses to sell for showing. “Lucky Wayne put us on the map,” Janet said. “Everybody wanted him. He became a nationally recognized English horse. He was a blessing. He was the leading breeder in Montana for years. His get would win at the World show.” Lucky Wayne died suddenly in 1997, but Janet has a stallion out of one of his daughters. Her two daughters, Juli Cornwell and Amy Aune, grew up in the horse world. Janet trained, showed and coached many youth, including her daughters, while running a stal-

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Demi Aune, riding in a trail class, takes Jet over a wooden bridge. She competes in both English and Western classes. At the recent Region 2 Championship Show in Rapid City, N.D., Demi and Jet won a saddle and lots of other prizes for High Point 13 and Under All-Around Champion. lion station breeding her own mares and 40 or more customer mares. The young people learned about foaling, halter breaking and start-

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ing young horses. Juli and Amy were her hired help and right arm. Janet won many 2- and 3-year-old futurities in Western and English events while her daughters showed in their divisions. These young horses were sold to buyers nationwide. Juli trained and was a winning rider in English hunter under saddle classes and Amy retired from showing in the mid '90s leading the nation in amateur points in all classes. Now Amy helps prep her children and their horses. Juli and Amy’s children drew in horse knowledge with the air they breathed. Most of them ride, in diverse specialties: calf roping, ranch work and showing in AQHA English and Western classes. (One grandson prefers the high school wrestling team.) Amy’s kids take care of their horses in Janet’s stable, feeding, grooming and mucking out stalls. They ride eight to 12 horses every day, putting in the hours it takes to produce winning results. “I was raised at horse shows,” said Amy’s oldest, Tee Aune, who is 17 years old, a junior at Glasgow High School. In his first appearance at the American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Championship Show in 2012, Tee took third in working cow horse, an event that requires riding a reining pattern and boxing, which is working a cow, controlling it at the end of the arena and making it turn. He was riding Broadway Moonshine – barn name Mocha – a 9-year-old sorrel gelding with a flaxen mane and tail that he has been showing for three years. Mocha was bred, born and trained in Montana. He’s a cow horse type, a different strain of Quarter Horse from his grandmother’s tall English-style horses. CONTINUED ON PAGE 7

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Drought evaporates around Montana Winter weather up in the air, but fall conditions look good Tim Leeds tleeds@havredailynews.com What a difference a few months, or a year, can make. With the last meeting of the year — delayed due the federal shutdown — of the Montana Governor’s Drought and Water Supply Advisory Committee held in the end of October, the reported conditions around the state are much improved from a year ago and even a few months ago. Havre Daily News/File photo A fairly wet winter and flood-causing spring precipitation, along with more rain in June and July, led to generally good yields on the 2013 north-central Montana crops. With north-central Montana generally listed as having moist to very moist conditions, and good soil moisture conditions listed through much of the state, next year could bring good crop weather — although exact conditions are anyone’s guess.

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Beast of a weed creeping across Midwest from south STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — It's a beast of a weed, creeping north into the Midwest from cotton country. Palmer amaranth can shoot up as high as 7 feet, and just one plant can produce up to a million seeds. Herbicide is increasingly futile against it, and the weed's thick stems and deep roots make it hard work to clear by hand. It can slash yields and profits when it gets out of control. Midwestern weed scientists are sounding the alarm because the plant recently turned up in Iowa and can cause deep losses in corn and soybean yields. "This is not just a nuisance. This is a game-changer," warned Purdue University weed scientist Bill Johnson, whose state has well-established pockets of the plant. Cotton growers in the South already spend about $100 million a year to try to keep it out of their fields, University of Georgia scientist Stanley Culpepper said. "This is a crop robber," said W.C. Grimes, who farms 1,600 acres of cotton, peanuts and corn near Twin City in eastern Georgia. "It will steal your profit. It will choke your cotton out, and anything else you're trying to grow." Grimes said he was losing up to 200 pounds of cotton per acre until farmers learned the key to overcoming Palmer amaranth's resistance to glyphosate — sold under brand names like Roundup — was to continuously change herbicides. His advice to Midwesterner farmers: Keep your eyes open and do whatever it takes to kill the weed as soon as it turns up. One thing that makes Palmer amaranth so much tougher than other weeds is that one plant can produce 500,000 to 1 million seeds. A combine can scatter seeds from a couple plants across an entire field, Johnson said, and the untrained eye can't tell the difference between Palmer amaranth and more common but less aggressive Corn Belt weeds, such as waterhemp and other kinds of pigweed. Palmer amaranth probably took root in Kendell Culp's fields near Rensselaer in northwestern Indiana last year, but he wasn't aware of it until a seed salesman spotted it this summer. Culp pulled it up by hand — filling a pickup truck bed from one spot and a half load from another. "Unfortunately I think it's going to be a pretty difficult weed to control for us," Culp said. He's working with a consultant on strategies for deploying herbicides on his 1,750 acres of corn, soybean and wheat. Palmer amaranth often hitches a ride on dirt stuck to farm machinery. It may also hide in grass seeds planted as cover for conservation programs, experts say. But they disagree on whether the seeds spread through animal feed containing cottonseeds or hulls, which are commonly added to dairy cattle rations. Johnson said the weed is often seen near dairy farms, and the presumption is that when manure from those cattle is spread on fields, the seeds can spread with it. But Culpepper said the research he's seen

AP Photo/Iowa State University, Bob Hartzler In this Aug. 16, 2013 photo provided by Iowa State University, graduate student Meaghan Bryan stands near a Palmer amaranth plant found in a farm field near Modale, Iowa. Midwestern seed scientists are sounding the alarm about Palmer amaranth, a scourge of the South that is now moving north. The weed can shoot up as high as 7 feet, scatter a million seeds from a single plant, is tough to clear by hand and is increasingly resistant to herbicides. doesn't back up that theory, adding that spreading the idea without proof could hurt demand for cottonseeds — and the entire cotton industry. The infestation found this August in two western Iowa soybean fields probably got there by truck, Iowa State University weed scientist Bob Hartzler said. Despite those fields being adjacent to a stretch of flood plain with poor soil where sludge from a Nebraska company has been spread as fertilizer, he said there's no reason to think the sludge contained Palmer amaranth seeds. His suspicion is that the seeds were stuck in mud on trucks that hauled the sludge. But Hartzler's not convinced the weed will be as difficult to manage as many fear. Farmers who already take a proactive approach to common waterhemp should be able to control Palmer amaranth, as long as

they try new strategies, he said. Given the weed's resistance to glyphosate, which is typically applied after weeds sprout, farmers need pre-emergent herbicides to kill the weed earlier in its growing cycle. Those have a much narrower window of time when they can be applied. Palmer amaranth likes long growing seasons and hot, sunny weather, Culpepper said, so it may not be quite as aggressive in colder states. However, he said it's still going to be "the baddest boy on the block." The weed isn't known to have a beachhead as far north as Minnesota, but University of Minnesota Extension researchers have already advised their farmers to be vigilant. "I'd like to say we're not going to have the problem, but we're not going to say that," weed scientist Jeff Gunsolus said.


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Planting, moisture up for much of Big Sky Country The statewide average also is up for both soil moisture and for winter wheat conditions. Listed on the Montana drought committee map are the statewide levels for soil, with topsoil and subsoil moisture levels greater than both last year and the five-year average. Topsoil moisture is listed as 74 percent adequate and surplus compared with 24 percent last year and t h e f i ve - ye a r ave ra ge o f 5 8 p e rc e n t . Subsoil moisture was 71 percent adequate and surplus compared to 15 percent last year and the five-year average of 48 per-

cent. The timing of the moisture also seems to be helping, with winter wheat planting listed as nearing completion and emerging just ahead of the five-year average due to timely moisture, the site reports. Much of the rest of the country still is not in as good a shape as Montana. The U.S Drought Monitor, which lists part of southwestern Montana as abnormally dry or in moderate drought with none in the rest of the state, shows much of a region from California and the southern half of Oregon through parts of Nebraska and Kansas and all of Texas, extending into parts of Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi as dry to in drought. Those listings include a few spots of “exceptional drought” — a rating created early last decade to describe the conditions in northcentral Montana.

What will winter bring? Exactly what moisture the winter will bring to north-central Montana is up in the air, with varying forecasts by different predictors ranging from farmers’ almanacs to National Weather Service. The Farmers’ Almanac predicts that the central part of the United States — including Montana — will be piercingly cold through the winter with about-normal snowfall. Meanwhile, the Old Farmers’ Almanac predicts colder-than-normal winter temperatures here, with lower-than-normal precipitation and snowfall. Accuweather reports on its website that Montana should expect significantly higherthan-normal precipitation, in rain and snow, while Montana temperatures will be below normal. Weather Service and The Weather Channel have fairly similar projections for winter in this part of the United States — anything could happen. The Weather Channel forecasts “variable” conditions across Montana through most of the winter, while Weather Service says that, with neutral conditions in the equatorial Pacific not expected to bring either an El Niño or a La Niña weather pat-

tern, the chances for this region to see a severe, normal or mild winter are about the same. In an El Niño pattern, Montana typically sees a warmer, dryer winter, while La Niña typically brings cooler, wetter winters. With neutral patterns in the equatorial Pacific, neither of those is more likely.

Snow already hitting Even if the long-range forecasts for winter in north-central Montana are contradictory or uncertain, some winter already has hit, both in Montana and the rest of the country. The first snowfall hit in the Havre area starting Sunday, Oct. 27, a few weeks after a severe storm hit that touched parts of Montana and Wyoming and dumped several feet of snow in South Dakota, killing two people and tens of thousands of head of cattle. More storms blew in a week before the snow hit northern north-central Montana, bringing cold temperatures and snow across the Dakotas through the Great Lakes region then pushing east. But, again, what the duration of the season will bring is unknown.

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Much of the drought conditions map released at the end of October is washed with blue and green, indicating slightly moist to moderately moist conditions, though still showing dry conditions in the southwest corner of Montana. Even that area has improved from listings on the September map. While Madison and Gallatin counties are listed on the current map as dry and in drought alert, and southwestern Montana and parts of western Montana are listed as slightly dry, in September Madison was listed as extremely dry — in drought — and six other counties were listed as in drought alert. One year ago, the October 2012 map had a completely different story. While parts of northern Montana, including along parts of the Hi-Line, were listed as near normal moisture conditions in October of last year, the southern tier of the state was listed as in drought and most of the central tier of the state, along with northern Rocky Mountain Front counties, were listed as in drought alert. Precipitation in the late fall and early last winter helped bump up moisture in north-central and northeastern Montana, although much of the rest of the state still was looking at drought conditions. Then heavy rains — that also led to federal flood disaster declarations across the state, including for Blaine, Chouteau and Hill counties — started jacking up precipitation, although not in all parts of the state.

Havre Daily News/File photo Water flows over a road June 4 on Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation. While the heavy rain in May and June led to a presidential disaster declaration due to flooding including in Blaine, Chouteau and Hill counties, the moisture then and through the year has led to high levels of soil moisture and listings of moist to very moist conditions for most of the Hi-Line. While flood disasters were declared for parts of the state, a drought disaster later was declared in for Butte-Silverbow. But the precipitation in the last few months has turned much of the state around, Continued precipitation in this part of the state has led to high levels of moisture, with Havre recording its seventh-wettest year through mid-October — 17.31 inches Oct. 28, with the norm for that day 10.31 inches and the normal amount for the entire year about 11.2 inches — and the chance for more moisture to set a record year for precipitation by Dec. 31. The moisture seemed to help crops in north-central Montana, with some producers saying they saw the best crops ever grown in this region. At the same time, hail, spotty in some parts of northcentral Montana to wide swaths in other parts of the region, wiped out some of those crops.

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ing young horses. Juli and Amy were her hired help and right arm. Janet won many 2- and 3-year-old futurities in Western and English events while her daughters showed in their divisions. These young horses were sold to buyers nationwide. Juli trained and was a winning rider in English hunter under saddle classes and Amy retired Stop by and visit from showing in the mid '90s leading the nation in amateur points in all classes. Now Amy Montana Drought Water Supply Advisory Committee withandus about your helps prep her children and their horses. Drought and water supply conditions across much of the state had reversed from a year ago by the time the MonAgronomy Needs Juli and Amy’s children drew in horse tanaMost Governor’s Drought and Water Suplly Committee met knowledge with the air they breathed. of * Pre-Buy in late October. In October 2012, Fertilizer seen above,Pricing much of the them ride, in diverse specialties: calf roping, state was in drought or drought warning conditions; by * Fall and Winter Spreading ranch work and showing in AQHA English October 2013, seen left, many counties had moved into and Western classes. (One grandson prefers the “moist” or “very moist” conditions. high school wrestling team.) Amy’s kids take care of their horses in ■ Continued on page 8 Janet’s stable, feeding, grooming and mucking For All Of Your Agronomy out stalls. They ride eight to 12 horses every Needs Year Round day, putting in the hours it takes to produce winning results. “I was raised at horse shows,” said Amy’s oldest, Tee Aune, who is 17 years old, a junior Glasgow Nashua at Glasgow High School. In his first appearance at the American 228-2571 746-3312 Quarter Horse Youth Association World formerly Farmer’s Elevator Championship Show in 2012, Tee took third & Agland Agronomy in working cow horse, an event that requires riding a reining pattern and boxing, which is working a cow, controlling it at the end of the arena and making it turn. CHS / Farmers Elevator Co. He was riding Broadway Moonshine – barn name Mocha – a 9-year-old sorrel gelding with a flaxen mane and tail that he has been showing for three years. Mocha was bred, born and trained in Montana. He’s a cow horse type, a different strain of Quarter Horse from his grandmother’s tall English-style horses.

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Demi Aune, riding in a trail class, takes Jet over a wooden bridge. She competes in both English and Western classes. At the recent Region 2 Championship Show in Rapid City, N.D., Demi and Jet won a saddle and lots of other prizes for High Point 13 and Under All-Around Champion. lion station breeding her own mares and 40 or more customer mares. The young people learned about foaling, halter breaking and start-

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 3 The cow horse events are Tee’s favorite, although he has to travel out of state to find shows that offer them. He competes from March until October, driving hundreds of miles to Colorado, South Dakota, Idaho and occasionally even Minnesota. He did miss 40 days of school last year but it didn’t matter much to his grades – he got one B among the A’s. The ranch horse pleasure class, a new class introduced in 2010, has become very popular. “In my opinion, it’s the best class the AQHA offers,” Tee said. “It brings in a lot of people and you don’t have to have Harley D Zip, just a good working horse.” (Harley D Zip is the winningest horse in AQHA history for points, world championship titles and Incentive Fund money.) Tee said people are scared away by the money involved in showing horses. “Before the economy tanked, the AQHA didn’t care about the small guy. They disappeared. The ranch class is useful to people who have a good ranch working horse.” In this class there is no glittering show attire, no clipping of the horse’s coat, no hoof black and no silver on the saddle. “With ranch pleasure – who cares? Just look nice, be presentable and have a good horse,” Tee said. He also shows Pepelan, known at home as Clair, a 6-year-old chestnut mare with one blue eye. She is doing very well in reined cow horse events. Tee took a fourth on her at the World show in 2012. Tee’s sister Demi has had English mounts and all-around horses that go Western and English. Currently she’s riding Sampson (Some Hot Moves), a 5-year-old gelding. Janet won Junior Hunter Under Saddle with him at a Region 2 Championship Show, to give him experience. Next year, Demi and Janet will show Sampson in the same events but different divisions (age CONTINUED ON PAGE 12


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ing young horses. Juli and Amy were her hired help and right arm. Janet won many 2- and 3-year-old futurities in Western and English events while her daughters showed in their divisions. These young horses were sold to buyers nationwide. Juli trained and was a winning rider in English hunter under saddle classes and Amy retired Stop by and visit from showing in the mid '90s leading the nation in amateur points in all classes. Now Amy Montana Drought Water Supply Advisory Committee withandus about your helps prep her children and their horses. Drought and water supply conditions across much of the state had reversed from a year ago by the time the MonAgronomy Needs Juli and Amy’s children drew in horse tanaMost Governor’s Drought and Water Suplly Committee met knowledge with the air they breathed. of * Pre-Buy in late October. In October 2012, Fertilizer seen above,Pricing much of the them ride, in diverse specialties: calf roping, state was in drought or drought warning conditions; by * Fall and Winter Spreading ranch work and showing in AQHA English October 2013, seen left, many counties had moved into and Western classes. (One grandson prefers the “moist” or “very moist” conditions. high school wrestling team.) Amy’s kids take care of their horses in ■ Continued on page 8 Janet’s stable, feeding, grooming and mucking For All Of Your Agronomy out stalls. They ride eight to 12 horses every Needs Year Round day, putting in the hours it takes to produce winning results. “I was raised at horse shows,” said Amy’s oldest, Tee Aune, who is 17 years old, a junior Glasgow Nashua at Glasgow High School. In his first appearance at the American 228-2571 746-3312 Quarter Horse Youth Association World formerly Farmer’s Elevator Championship Show in 2012, Tee took third & Agland Agronomy in working cow horse, an event that requires riding a reining pattern and boxing, which is working a cow, controlling it at the end of the arena and making it turn. CHS / Farmers Elevator Co. He was riding Broadway Moonshine – barn name Mocha – a 9-year-old sorrel gelding with a flaxen mane and tail that he has been showing for three years. Mocha was bred, born and trained in Montana. He’s a cow horse type, a different strain of Quarter Horse from his grandmother’s tall English-style horses.

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 3 The cow horse events are Tee’s favorite, although he has to travel out of state to find shows that offer them. He competes from March until October, driving hundreds of miles to Colorado, South Dakota, Idaho and occasionally even Minnesota. He did miss 40 days of school last year but it didn’t matter much to his grades – he got one B among the A’s. The ranch horse pleasure class, a new class introduced in 2010, has become very popular. “In my opinion, it’s the best class the AQHA offers,” Tee said. “It brings in a lot of people and you don’t have to have Harley D Zip, just a good working horse.” (Harley D Zip is the winningest horse in AQHA history for points, world championship titles and Incentive Fund money.) Tee said people are scared away by the money involved in showing horses. “Before the economy tanked, the AQHA didn’t care about the small guy. They disappeared. The ranch class is useful to people who have a good ranch working horse.” In this class there is no glittering show attire, no clipping of the horse’s coat, no hoof black and no silver on the saddle. “With ranch pleasure – who cares? Just look nice, be presentable and have a good horse,” Tee said. He also shows Pepelan, known at home as Clair, a 6-year-old chestnut mare with one blue eye. She is doing very well in reined cow horse events. Tee took a fourth on her at the World show in 2012. Tee’s sister Demi has had English mounts and all-around horses that go Western and English. Currently she’s riding Sampson (Some Hot Moves), a 5-year-old gelding. Janet won Junior Hunter Under Saddle with him at a Region 2 Championship Show, to give him experience. Next year, Demi and Janet will show Sampson in the same events but different divisions (age CONTINUED ON PAGE 12


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Moisture on the Hi-Line: Unsure what winter will bring ■ Continued from page 7

Planting, moisture up for much of Big Sky Country The statewide average also is up for both soil moisture and for winter wheat conditions. Listed on the Montana drought committee map are the statewide levels for soil, with topsoil and subsoil moisture levels greater than both last year and the five-year average. Topsoil moisture is listed as 74 percent adequate and surplus compared with 24 percent last year and t h e f i ve - ye a r ave ra ge o f 5 8 p e rc e n t . Subsoil moisture was 71 percent adequate and surplus compared to 15 percent last year and the five-year average of 48 per-

cent. The timing of the moisture also seems to be helping, with winter wheat planting listed as nearing completion and emerging just ahead of the five-year average due to timely moisture, the site reports. Much of the rest of the country still is not in as good a shape as Montana. The U.S Drought Monitor, which lists part of southwestern Montana as abnormally dry or in moderate drought with none in the rest of the state, shows much of a region from California and the southern half of Oregon through parts of Nebraska and Kansas and all of Texas, extending into parts of Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi as dry to in drought. Those listings include a few spots of “exceptional drought” — a rating created early last decade to describe the conditions in northcentral Montana.

What will winter bring? Exactly what moisture the winter will bring to north-central Montana is up in the air, with varying forecasts by different predictors ranging from farmers’ almanacs to National Weather Service. The Farmers’ Almanac predicts that the central part of the United States — including Montana — will be piercingly cold through the winter with about-normal snowfall. Meanwhile, the Old Farmers’ Almanac predicts colder-than-normal winter temperatures here, with lower-than-normal precipitation and snowfall. Accuweather reports on its website that Montana should expect significantly higherthan-normal precipitation, in rain and snow, while Montana temperatures will be below normal. Weather Service and The Weather Channel have fairly similar projections for winter in this part of the United States — anything could happen. The Weather Channel forecasts “variable” conditions across Montana through most of the winter, while Weather Service says that, with neutral conditions in the equatorial Pacific not expected to bring either an El Niño or a La Niña weather pat-

tern, the chances for this region to see a severe, normal or mild winter are about the same. In an El Niño pattern, Montana typically sees a warmer, dryer winter, while La Niña typically brings cooler, wetter winters. With neutral patterns in the equatorial Pacific, neither of those is more likely.

Snow already hitting Even if the long-range forecasts for winter in north-central Montana are contradictory or uncertain, some winter already has hit, both in Montana and the rest of the country. The first snowfall hit in the Havre area starting Sunday, Oct. 27, a few weeks after a severe storm hit that touched parts of Montana and Wyoming and dumped several feet of snow in South Dakota, killing two people and tens of thousands of head of cattle. More storms blew in a week before the snow hit northern north-central Montana, bringing cold temperatures and snow across the Dakotas through the Great Lakes region then pushing east. But, again, what the duration of the season will bring is unknown.

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Much of the drought conditions map released at the end of October is washed with blue and green, indicating slightly moist to moderately moist conditions, though still showing dry conditions in the southwest corner of Montana. Even that area has improved from listings on the September map. While Madison and Gallatin counties are listed on the current map as dry and in drought alert, and southwestern Montana and parts of western Montana are listed as slightly dry, in September Madison was listed as extremely dry — in drought — and six other counties were listed as in drought alert. One year ago, the October 2012 map had a completely different story. While parts of northern Montana, including along parts of the Hi-Line, were listed as near normal moisture conditions in October of last year, the southern tier of the state was listed as in drought and most of the central tier of the state, along with northern Rocky Mountain Front counties, were listed as in drought alert. Precipitation in the late fall and early last winter helped bump up moisture in north-central and northeastern Montana, although much of the rest of the state still was looking at drought conditions. Then heavy rains — that also led to federal flood disaster declarations across the state, including for Blaine, Chouteau and Hill counties — started jacking up precipitation, although not in all parts of the state.

Havre Daily News/File photo Water flows over a road June 4 on Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation. While the heavy rain in May and June led to a presidential disaster declaration due to flooding including in Blaine, Chouteau and Hill counties, the moisture then and through the year has led to high levels of soil moisture and listings of moist to very moist conditions for most of the Hi-Line. While flood disasters were declared for parts of the state, a drought disaster later was declared in for Butte-Silverbow. But the precipitation in the last few months has turned much of the state around, Continued precipitation in this part of the state has led to high levels of moisture, with Havre recording its seventh-wettest year through mid-October — 17.31 inches Oct. 28, with the norm for that day 10.31 inches and the normal amount for the entire year about 11.2 inches — and the chance for more moisture to set a record year for precipitation by Dec. 31. The moisture seemed to help crops in north-central Montana, with some producers saying they saw the best crops ever grown in this region. At the same time, hail, spotty in some parts of northcentral Montana to wide swaths in other parts of the region, wiped out some of those crops.

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Drought evaporates around Montana Winter weather up in the air, but fall conditions look good Tim Leeds tleeds@havredailynews.com What a difference a few months, or a year, can make. With the last meeting of the year — delayed due the federal shutdown — of the Montana Governor’s Drought and Water Supply Advisory Committee held in the end of October, the reported conditions around the state are much improved from a year ago and even a few months ago. Havre Daily News/File photo A fairly wet winter and flood-causing spring precipitation, along with more rain in June and July, led to generally good yields on the 2013 north-central Montana crops. With north-central Montana generally listed as having moist to very moist conditions, and good soil moisture conditions listed through much of the state, next year could bring good crop weather — although exact conditions are anyone’s guess.

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Beast of a weed creeping across Midwest from south STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — It's a beast of a weed, creeping north into the Midwest from cotton country. Palmer amaranth can shoot up as high as 7 feet, and just one plant can produce up to a million seeds. Herbicide is increasingly futile against it, and the weed's thick stems and deep roots make it hard work to clear by hand. It can slash yields and profits when it gets out of control. Midwestern weed scientists are sounding the alarm because the plant recently turned up in Iowa and can cause deep losses in corn and soybean yields. "This is not just a nuisance. This is a game-changer," warned Purdue University weed scientist Bill Johnson, whose state has well-established pockets of the plant. Cotton growers in the South already spend about $100 million a year to try to keep it out of their fields, University of Georgia scientist Stanley Culpepper said. "This is a crop robber," said W.C. Grimes, who farms 1,600 acres of cotton, peanuts and corn near Twin City in eastern Georgia. "It will steal your profit. It will choke your cotton out, and anything else you're trying to grow." Grimes said he was losing up to 200 pounds of cotton per acre until farmers learned the key to overcoming Palmer amaranth's resistance to glyphosate — sold under brand names like Roundup — was to continuously change herbicides. His advice to Midwesterner farmers: Keep your eyes open and do whatever it takes to kill the weed as soon as it turns up. One thing that makes Palmer amaranth so much tougher than other weeds is that one plant can produce 500,000 to 1 million seeds. A combine can scatter seeds from a couple plants across an entire field, Johnson said, and the untrained eye can't tell the difference between Palmer amaranth and more common but less aggressive Corn Belt weeds, such as waterhemp and other kinds of pigweed. Palmer amaranth probably took root in Kendell Culp's fields near Rensselaer in northwestern Indiana last year, but he wasn't aware of it until a seed salesman spotted it this summer. Culp pulled it up by hand — filling a pickup truck bed from one spot and a half load from another. "Unfortunately I think it's going to be a pretty difficult weed to control for us," Culp said. He's working with a consultant on strategies for deploying herbicides on his 1,750 acres of corn, soybean and wheat. Palmer amaranth often hitches a ride on dirt stuck to farm machinery. It may also hide in grass seeds planted as cover for conservation programs, experts say. But they disagree on whether the seeds spread through animal feed containing cottonseeds or hulls, which are commonly added to dairy cattle rations. Johnson said the weed is often seen near dairy farms, and the presumption is that when manure from those cattle is spread on fields, the seeds can spread with it. But Culpepper said the research he's seen

AP Photo/Iowa State University, Bob Hartzler In this Aug. 16, 2013 photo provided by Iowa State University, graduate student Meaghan Bryan stands near a Palmer amaranth plant found in a farm field near Modale, Iowa. Midwestern seed scientists are sounding the alarm about Palmer amaranth, a scourge of the South that is now moving north. The weed can shoot up as high as 7 feet, scatter a million seeds from a single plant, is tough to clear by hand and is increasingly resistant to herbicides. doesn't back up that theory, adding that spreading the idea without proof could hurt demand for cottonseeds — and the entire cotton industry. The infestation found this August in two western Iowa soybean fields probably got there by truck, Iowa State University weed scientist Bob Hartzler said. Despite those fields being adjacent to a stretch of flood plain with poor soil where sludge from a Nebraska company has been spread as fertilizer, he said there's no reason to think the sludge contained Palmer amaranth seeds. His suspicion is that the seeds were stuck in mud on trucks that hauled the sludge. But Hartzler's not convinced the weed will be as difficult to manage as many fear. Farmers who already take a proactive approach to common waterhemp should be able to control Palmer amaranth, as long as

they try new strategies, he said. Given the weed's resistance to glyphosate, which is typically applied after weeds sprout, farmers need pre-emergent herbicides to kill the weed earlier in its growing cycle. Those have a much narrower window of time when they can be applied. Palmer amaranth likes long growing seasons and hot, sunny weather, Culpepper said, so it may not be quite as aggressive in colder states. However, he said it's still going to be "the baddest boy on the block." The weed isn't known to have a beachhead as far north as Minnesota, but University of Minnesota Extension researchers have already advised their farmers to be vigilant. "I'd like to say we're not going to have the problem, but we're not going to say that," weed scientist Jeff Gunsolus said.


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Montana ranchers help South Dakota strangers S.D. blizzard killed thousands of cattle John Paul Schmidt jpschmidt@havredailynews.com Two ranchers south of Chinook have pooled their resources to collect livestock donations for South Dakota ranchers whose cattle herds were ravaged by the blizzard that blew through the western side of the state in October. René Brown and Alisha Burcham said that they have pledges of eight animals so far after starting their group, Montana Ranchers Paying it Forward. “We’re just one branch of a large group of people around the country (taking donations),” Burcham said. “There are five groups in Montana alone.” Burcham said her and Browns’ goal is to get 40 head of cattle together, as that is more or less what fits in a truckload, depending of the size of the cattle. “The eight have come from local producers,” Burcham said. “They can donate any kind of breeding stock from replacement heifers to bred cows.” The date the two ranchers are going to send the cattle off to South Dakota is Nov. 9, but Burcham said they will be taking pledges long after. She added that they will keep the website up past this year because the South Dakota ranchers will still need cattle in the spring. “If you think about it, we’re surrounded by at least 25 ranches,” Burcham said of her and Brown's own location. “If we all understood the good feelings that come from giving to those in need and if someone out there is willing to give, hopefully someday, if we’re in that predicament, they will return the favor.” “We saw the damage Storm Atlas did and both of us couldn’t help but think it could be us,” Brown said. “Those people depend on (the cattle) for their livelihood. … There’s no back-up plan for them.” Burcham said if there is an overabundance of donations, they will make several trips. “If we don’t make the semi-load, we’ll still take them down,” Burcham said. They already have someone who will donate his time and truck to haul the cattle. Those not wishing to or unable to donate livestock, but still wanting to help the cause, may make a monetary donation at the Help For South Dakota website. These funds will help pay for the fuel it takes to ship the animals to South Dakota where ranchers losses varied, bu came to near 100 percent in some instances. According to an Associated Press article,

South Dakota rancher Heath Ferguson said the storm killed 96 percent of his herd of 100 black Angus and Limousin cattle, a hit worth about $250,000. He said total losses topped more than 1,000 head, as six other herds were roaming the family’s 16,000 acres east of Sturgis. Storm Atlas gave the Black Hills area up to four feet of snow and reports of 20 or more inches were common, according to the article. At least two human deaths were attributed to the storm and tens of thousands of cattle died, the article says. “Our main goal is to provide a little hope for these ranchers,” Brown said. Both Brown and Burcham live on ranches roughly 40 miles south of Chinook in the Bear Paw Mountains. Brown’s husband runs the Diamond Bar Ranch and Burcham and her husband have the neighboring Birdtail Ranch Those on the Hi-Line interested in Brown and Burchams’ cause can visit their Facebook page, MRPIF — MT Ranchers Paying It Forward.

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Growing Up In The Horse World Produces Winning Riders BY SAMAR FAY GLASGOW COURIER uccess in some things seems to run in families. Think of the Mannings, father Archie, a quarterback for 13 years in the 1970s and '80s, raising two sons, Peyton and Eli, who are both starting quarterbacks. Think of the Kennedys, a multi-generation political dynasty that boasted a president, senators, ambassadors, a congressman and an attorney general. In northeastern Montana there is a family of competitive horse people whose successes span three generations. Tee Aune and his sister Demi are beginning to make their mark in the top echelon like their mother, their aunt and their grandmother did, riding fine American Quarter Horses. Janet Daley Newton grew up on a ranch north of Nashua. Riding all day to gather cows was just part of life. The little bulldog Quarter Horse was the style, but they had a lot of miles to cover on the ranch and her dad liked Thoroughbreds, so they rode horses that were taller and leggier. Janet and her brother, Walter Daley, went to the Denver Stock Show one year to buy a stallion. They came home with a coming 2-yearold named Lucky Wayne, sired by Winken Wayne. This seal brown colt with racehorse breeding eventually helped Janet establish a breeding and training stable in Glasgow that produces the elegant Quarter Horse for the English events. At first they raced Lucky Wayne, and he took second in the Charlie Russell Futurity in Great Falls. They raised and raced some horses. “It was fun!” Janet said of those years. “Every fairground had a racetrack back then, Glasgow, Helena, Missoula, Hamilton, Dodson.” But having children changed her focus. She started doing 4-H projects with her two girls and trained horses for them. “It occurred to me, racehorses were awesome moving horses. They would make a great hunter under saddle,” Janet said. One spring she showed in Western pleasure and English classes. She began buying suitable mares for her stallion and started in, largely teaching herself, with trainer sessions in the winter. She only raised horses to sell for showing. “Lucky Wayne put us on the map,” Janet said. “Everybody wanted him. He became a nationally recognized English horse. He was a blessing. He was the leading breeder in Montana for years. His get would win at the World show.” Lucky Wayne died suddenly in 1997, but Janet has a stallion out of one of his daughters. Her two daughters, Juli Cornwell and Amy Aune, grew up in the horse world. Janet trained, showed and coached many youth, including her daughters, while running a stal-

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Curve.â€? The 2013 Soil Health Workshop The will2013 take Soil placeHealth from Workshop 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Curve.â€?Everyone is on their own for lunch is ontotheir willon take place fromNov. 9 a.m. p.m. from 12:15 1:15own p.m.for lunch Wednesday, 20,toat4 the Valley Everyone from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Valley From 1:15 to 2:30 p.m., Dr. Kris Event Center in Glasgow. Highways 2 & 191 Junction Farm & Ranc 1:15 to Dr. Kris Event Center in Glasgow. 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Another program is the multi-level Junior Another program is the multi-level Junior Master Horseman, which uses activities and Master which usestoactivities and offersHorseman, hand-on workshops teach kids about offers hand-on to teachfor kids about horses. It is aworkshops good supplement 4-H horse horses. It is aclubs goodassupplement for 4-H horse and pony well as classrooms and for and pony clubs as well any horse-loving kid.as classrooms and for any horse-loving kid. The Regional and National Youth RacTheExperience Regional and National Rac- into ing offers kids a Youth deep insight ingthe Experience offers kids deepthe insight intoand racing industry, goinga past trainer thejockey racingtoindustry, goingoutrider, past the paddock trainer and the steward, judge, jockey the steward, announcer, outrider, paddock judge, trackto photographer, chartwriter, track photographer, announcer,and chartwriter, track vet, video production even into the track vet, video production and even intoroom. the intricacies of the tote/mutuels/money intricacies ofcan the enter tote/mutuels/money room.JudgTeams the Collegiate Horse Teams can to enter Collegiate Horse ing Contest winthe scholarships. Other Judgcontests ingfor Contest winAQHYA scholarships. contests youth to at the WorldOther Show are yearforbooks, youth judging, at the AQHYA World Show are yearteam demonstration speeches, books, judging, team demonstration speeches, the Horse Bowl, and entertaining events like HI-LINE FARM & RANCH SAMAR FAY / thestall Horse Bowl, and events like decorating andentertaining Wrangler jean decorating. HI-LINE FARM & RANCH and Wrangler jean that decorating. Tee plans to attend a college sponsors national officers. Many national officers don’t stall decorating plans to attend a college that sponsors national officers. aTee riding program in the Intercollegiate Horse have horses, TeeMany said.national officers don’t a riding in the Intercollegiate have There horses,isTee said. Horse Development Show program Association. There are AQHAHorse Foundaa Young Show are AQHA FoundaThere isthat a Young Horse Development tionAssociation. scholarshipsThere so a student can afford to take Program provides free colts to a certain tion scholarships soand a student can He afford take Program provides free coltsand to atrain. certain a horse to school compete. saidtohe will numberthat of applicants to raise They a horse school andamateur compete. He said he profeswill number of applicants raise and train. They nevertogive up his status and go then show them for to scholarships and prizes. giveHe upwants his amateur status and like go profesthen them scholarships and prizes. sional. study something law or Teeshow applied forfor and received a foal the first year never He wants something Tee for and foal theTough first year architecture, getstudy a good job, andlike keeplaw andorshow ofapplied the program in received 2011. Heatrained Leo sional. architecture, ofPeppy the program in 2011. Heintrained Toughwinning Leo his horses.get a good job, and keep and show and showed him halter class, Peppy showed halter class, winning his horses. His other ambition, as the Montana winter third and in the nationhim andin a $1,000 scholarship. His other ambition, the Montana third thecontinue nation and a $1,000 begins to close in – toasbuild a heated winter indoor He in will training himscholarship. for cow horse begins Heevents. will continue training him for cow horse arena.to close in – to build a heated indoor arena. events.

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The youth program is one way for the The youth program iskids. one Tee waystarted for thein the industry to re-involve industry to AQHYA re-involvewhen kids.he Tee started the Montana was 8 andinheld Montana AQHYA when he was 8 and held his first office at 12. At 15 he became vice hispresident. first office at 12. At 15 he became vice president. There are Youth Excellence Seminars at There are Youth Excellence at the AQHYA conventions withSeminars workshops, the AQHYA conventions with workshops, presentations and development of speaking presentations skills. Theseand are development for kids who of arespeaking not showing skills. Thesewho are just for kids not showing as much, wantwho to beare associated with asthe much, who just Tee wantsaid. to be with horse world, Atassociated the conventions, the horse world, Teefor said. At thedirectors conventions, elections are held regional and elections are held for regional directors and

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uccess in some things seems uccess in in some thingsIn seems to run families. football, to run in families. In football, there are the Mannings. In there the Mannings. In politics, theare Kennedys. politics, theinKennedys. And northeastern Montana there And in northeastern Montana there is a family of competitive horse people is awhose familysuccesses of competitive horse peopleTee span generations. whose successes span generations. Tee Aune and his sister Demi are beginning Aune and his sister Demi are beginning to make their mark in the top echelon to make their mark aunt in theand topgrandmother echelon as their mother, as their mother, aunt and grandmother did, riding American Quarter Horses. did, riding American Quarter Horses.at the At left: In his first appearance At left: In his first appearance atAssothe American Quarter Horse Youth American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Championship Show in ciation Championship 2012,World Tee Aune showed hisShow horseinMo2012, Tee Aune showed his horse Mocha to third place in the working cow chahorse to third place in the working cow event. In this picture, Tee brings horse event. this picture, Tee Mocha to In a sliding stop in thebrings reining Mocha to a sliding stop in the reining portion of the event. portion of theFay event. Samar reports on Page 3. Samar Fay reports on Page 3.


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