Montana State University Extension believes professional and community excellence are best achieved through intellectual and personal growth that is diverse, culturally-relevant, and inclusive. We prioritize efforts to create and support diverse working, teaching, and learning environments that welcome, respect, and nurture all community members and staff. We cultivate inclusive environments by celebrating the diverse dimensions of people’s identities and promoting awareness and understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Each MSU Extension employee has an important role to ensure that our programs are open and accessible to all clients in accordance with the goals of the program, and to maintain a positive and equitable environment. We are all responsible to recruit and retain people who are traditionally underrepresented in our programs and employee groups. We each become more effective in teaching and learning when we are open to diversity of ideas, cultures, experiences and backgrounds. Not only are our lives enriched, but we also build healthier communities for learning and living.


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PBS Show about native knowledge



Indigi Kitchen

Indigenous foods and cooking knowledge


Intertribal Agriculture Council


Resources for agriculture and networking

Additional Resources

Additional Resources

Minnesota Extension DEI Task Force Report