Mattson begins spraying and seeding for next year’s crop


October 9th, 2009

By TERRI ADAMS, The Prairie Star
Friday, October 9, 2009 11:09 AM CDT
CHESTER, Mont. – For Megan Mattson, who grows wheat in Montana’s Golden Triangle, a year of work just ended and a new year is beginning.
“The harvest went well. We can’t complain at all. We had a very successful harvest, but now we are focused [...]

Wheat is lodging but with heavy heads on Montana farm


August 12th, 2009

By TERRI ADAMS, Lee Agri-Media
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 12:22 PM CDT
CHESTER, Mont. – As the wheat heads grow heavy in north central Montana, Megan Mattson is getting ready for harvest. They are getting their combines attached to the headers and trucks hooked up to trailers and ready to go. Their bins are waiting and now [...]

Planting peas keeps Chester producer busy


May 8th, 2009

By TERRI ADAMS, The Prairie StarCHESTER, Mont. – This week a late winter storm dropped snow over Montana’s Golden Triangle where Megan Mattson farms wheat.
“The surface temperature is warm enough that most of it melted but it still managed to lay down a skiff of snow,” Megan said. “It’s been snowing for the last two [...]

Golden Triangle producer preparing to begin spring seeding


April 24th, 2009

 By TERRI ADAMS, The Prairie Star

Megan Mattson runs her own dryland farm near Chester, Mont. She is following in the path set by her mother, Janice.  

CHESTER, Mont. – On a no-till dryland farm located in the heart of Montana’s Golden Triangle a golden-haired young wheat farmer is planting an impressive start to a golden career [...]

Montana wheat producer is first USW woman chairman


March 12th, 2009

By SUE ROESLER, The Prairie Star
As a warm, sunny, high-40s degree day flooded over the northern tier of central Montana near Chester, Janice Mattson reflected on her grain farm and her recent election to the top post at U.S. Wheat Associates (USW).
Mattson will be the first woman to ever hold the position.
USW is the wheat [...]