If you live in Montana, we live near you.

94 MSU Extension agents and 26 subject matter experts serving local needs in 56 counties and 7 reservations with one mission: to improve the lives of Montana citizens by providing unbiased, research-based education and information that integrates learning, discovery and engagement to strengthen the social, economic and environmental well-being of individuals, families and communities. 

Our 2019 Legislative Report details the impact of the work MSU Extension is doing in Montana for our partners and stakeholders. View an html version of this report.Montana map with small pictures across the state depicting that we serve all types of Montanans, across generations, across Montana. Photos are overlayed with green, blue and gold for decorative purposes.The  organizational structure of MSU Extension gives us the flexibility we need to be responsive to local and statewide needs.  

MSU Extension works in collaboration with local partners to identify emerging needs,  then we plan and prioritize work to support those needs. We create and extend resources to serve the interests of individuals, families, communities–all Montanans–across generations, across Montana. The circular diagram below describes  this  process in more detail. 

Diagram describes how MSU Extension identifies emerging needs, plans and prioritizes work to support those needs, then creates and extends resources to serve the interests of individuals, families, communities and ag operations, Montanans, across generations across Montana.

 100 Years of Extension in Montana. 
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Montana State University and Montana State University Extension prohibit discrimination in all of their programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital and family status. Issued in furtherance of cooperative extension work in agriculture and home economics, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cody Stone, Director of Extension, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717