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MSU Extension Office: Provider Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment

This is a series of articles focusing on estate and legacy planning. Authors are Kaleena Miller, MSU Extension Madison-Jefferson County Agent, kaleena.miller1@montana.edu, and Marsha Goetting, MSU Extension Family Economics Specialist,...

 
 By KALEENA MILLER    News    August 31, 2022

One Time $5,000 ARPA Grants Available to Food Commodity Producers

Jefferson County commissioners have allocated American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds for a one-time $5,000 grant to food commodity producers that sold at least $2,500 in 2020. To qualify for the grant, the business or individual must employ less than...

 

MSU Extension: Exploring Montana Body Donation Program

For the last 41 years, Montanans have donated their bodies to the Montana Body Donation Program (MBDP). Some Montanans are motivated by the desire to make a contribution to medical education. Others donate because they want to recognize the value...

 

Extension Office: Discussing Testamentary Trusts

This is part of monthly series of articles focusing on estate and legacy planning. Authors are Kaleena Miller, Madison-Jefferson County Extension Agent, kaleena.miller1@montana.edu, and Marsha Goetting, MSU Extension Family Economics Specialist,...

 

Extension Office: Transferring Your Farm or Ranch to the Next Generation

Talk with almost any Montana family farm and ranch enterprise and you will find one of goal is to transfer land and businesses to the next generation. “The process can be challenging to all members of the family,” says Marsha Goetting, MSU...

 

Whitehall Garden Club News - May

In the merry, merry month of May, the Whitehall Garden Club started their meeting with a delectable breakfast table including a deeply delicious deep dish sausage egg bake (say that 3 times) and...

 

Extension Office: Accessing a Deceased Person's Financial Accounts

When a Montana resident dies, state law provides a process for deciding who is legally entitled to inherit financial accounts the deceased had with banks, credit unions or other entities such as brokerage firms. Montana property and contract laws,...

 

Supplementation and Alternative Feeds: Madison-Jefferson Rancher Roundtable December 8th

The Montana State University Madison-Jefferson Extension Rancher Roundtable Event will be held Wednesday, December 8 from 5:30 PM to 7 PM at the Volunteer Hall at the Boulder Fairgrounds (25 Little...

 

Extension Office: MSU Extension Suggests a Financial Power of Attorney

What if you were in an accident and were in intensive care for several weeks? What if you got COVID-19 and spent time in the hospital? Who would manage your finances while you were getting well? Who would protect the assets you have worked so hard...

 

Extension Office News: Living Trusts as An Estate Planning Tool

Trusts gained more attention during the COVID-19 pandemic as a tool to manage financial affairs, according to Montana State University Extension educators. But a trust may not be the right choice for everyone. Individuals should learn the pros and...

 

Whose Name is on Your Assets?

Montana State University educators say it is important for people to understand how they title property impacts who receives it upon their death. Whose name is on the deed for your home? Is it held in Joint with right of survivorship or as a tenancy...

 

Who Get's Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate and Grandpa's Watch?

This is the fourth in a series of articles focusing on estate and legacy planning. After a person’s death, the matter of dividing up their personal belongings can become a complicated matter. Just imagine going into the home of someone who has...

 

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