Working together to strengthen and support noxious weed management efforts in Montana.
Networking – To create and sustain channels that encourage collaboration, participation, and sharing of knowledge and expertise.
Education – To provide non-biased and balanced collection, sharing, and dissemination of noxious weed knowledge to the membership and the public.
Research Assistance – To gather input from members to ascertain research priorities, to communicate priorities and needs to the research community, to assist in the funding process, and to relay research results back to the membership.
The MWCA is a 501(c)3 non-profit, which was started in the 1960’s by extension agents and weed managers. Over the years the MWCA has expanded to include professional weed managers, weed control businesses (grazing, commercial applicators, bio-control agent providers, re-vegetation and planning specialists), ranchers/farmers, educators, researchers, students, government officials at the city, county, state and federal levels, recreationalists, visitors to Montana and private landowners. We are funded primarily through membership dues, fees from educational trainings and publications, specialty plate license plate fees, and grants and donations.
It’s been a long winter, but the weeds are popping up!! Before you know it, you’ll need to get your ATV out and start treating weeds. In case you need a refresher, here is a valuable video on how to calibrate your ATV. Thanks to Elkhorn Productions, Ravalli County and the MDA Trust Fund grant that produced this.
2019 Weed Whackers Ball will be September 14th in Wise River! Come attend the greatest Weed Party in Montana! More details TBA!