Extension Economics

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About Us

As a branch of Montana State University's Extension, our mission is to "Disseminate and encourage individuals, families and communities in order to improve and strengthen Montana's families and communities."

What's Happening in Extension Economics:

Extension's 100th year anniversary


Farm Bill

2014 Farm Bill: ARC-PLC-SCO Programs in Montana

The 2014 Farm Bill provides opportunities for farmers to participate in several government programs.  This webpage introduces producers all of these programs utilizing printed materials and webinars; and, provides decision-tools to assist producers in assessing which farm programs are best for them.

2014 Fall Economics Outlook Conference: Montana Agriculture Current Issues and the Role of Agricultural Research

MSU Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics and MSU Extension is pleased to announce our 8th Annual Agricultural Economics Outlook Conference.  The 2014 conference will be held November 7th in MSU’s Procrastinator Theater.

The conference will feature several faculty members from MSU’s Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics addressing current issues facing Montana agricultural producers.  The morning session will conclude with a keynote address provided by Professor Philip Pardey of the University of Minnesota. Dr. Pardey will discuss the role of research in the agricultural sector."

Solid Finances

Solid Finances 2014-2015

Financial education webinars that are held in the fall and winter each year.  The goal of these workshops is to provide working Montanans high quality unbiased financial education opportunities.  There is no cost to participate in the series and no products or services are sold or recommended during the series.  Because the series is webinar based, individuals can participate from the comfort of their home or office. 



Challenges of Manufacturing Growth in Montana

This publication highlights the full study conducted in 2013 that explores the concerns of Montana’s small manufacturers, develops a profile of them (products, employment, sales, input suppliers, access to credit and other factors), assesses their plans for the next year (employment, capital purchases, inventory and other); evaluates current and future constraints to growth; and identifies key service needs. The study utilized focus groups and a quantitative survey of over 400 small manufacturers. Its findings may be useful to educators, economic development organizations, and policy makers.


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