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Agriculture, Natural Resource, & 4-H Extension Agent 

Cody Ream

Hello all,

I am Cody Ream, the Ag Extension Agent here in Fergus and Petroleum Counties. My background is primarily in animal science with an emphasis in cattle. Growing up in North Central Washington agriculture has been a major part of my life since a young age, although there were a lot more trees involved. My introduction to livestock was through FFA, where I raised market hogs and participated in livestock judging, meat judging, and dairy products. Later at the University of Idaho I was more heavily involved in cattle, where I grew my knowledge. After obtaining a B.S. degree in Animal Science and a year off, I decided to return to school and pursue an M.S. degree. Upon finishing my coursework, I took a job working at a commercial feedlot in Eastern WA for about a year before moving to Lewistown to become the new Ag Extension Agent!

Youth Development

                   Helping Montana youth and adults learn and grow together

Montana 4-H, the youth development program of MSU Extension, reaches nearly 20,000 kids ages six through 18 with hands-on learning. Camps, school enrichment programs, 4-H clubs and special interest activities immerse kids in challenging and rewarding experiences which teach valuable life skills like leadership, citizenship and decision-making. In rural and urban areas, 4-H youth connect with peers and caring adults while discovering the possibilities of their own potential.

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Supporting Montana agriculture and natural resources through education

MSU Extension agriculture and natural resources programs apply university research and resources to help agricultural producers and landowners increase profits, reduce loss, protect our food supply and sustain future resources.

Community Development

Maximizing resources to create healthy, safe, and thriving Montana communities

MSU Extension business and community development programs provide resources, training, and expertise to help Montana's businesses, communities, and local governments envision, create and sustain successful enterprises and economic development efforts.

Family & Home

Healthy Living: Home, Family and Community

MSU Extension Family and Consumer Science professionals can approach a single issue with multiple impacts in a community with a strategic, coordinated response. To address complex community concerns, MSU Extension specialists and agents work together and team with partners to combine expertise and resources to deliver impactful local solutions.

Yard & Garden

Cultivating your Yard and Garden Knowledge

MSU Extension's horticulture programs, publications, and online resources provide expert yard, garden and urban integrated pest management information for individuals and businesses.