Massey Ferguson tractor facing the Elkhorn Mountains at sunset

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.

Are you interested in submitting an insect or plant sample to the Schutter Diagnostic Lab for identification? Check out the different Schutter Lab submission forms, then stop in our office, and we can submit the sample for you.

Looking to take the Pesticide Applicator Training course? Locate a Pesticide Course near you, then register for Pesticide Training.

Our office is always happy to provide information on various topics. You can also find information on hundreds of different topics for free by scrolling through our MontGuides. Our office can even print or email them to you!

    • Agriculture

      Extension programs contribute to Montana agriculture by increasing profits, reducing loss, protecting our food supply, and sustaining resources and quality of life for Montanans.
      Some services we offer include:

      Pest Management

      • Integrated Pest Management
      • Great Plains Diagnostic Network/Homeland Security
      • West Nile Virus/Blue Tongue Vector Program


      • Pest Management Training
      • Sustainable Agriculture
      • Alternative/Pulse Crops

      Livestock & Forage

      • Forage & Pasture Management Programs
      • Montana Beef Network
      • Montana Sheep Institute
      • Specialty Livestock Programs
        • Equine
        • Swine

      Ag Economics

      • Farm/Ranch Management
      • Ag Marketing
      • Ag Policy
    • Natural Resources

      Extension programs help Montanans sustain natural resources that are crucial to maintain both livelihoods and quality of life.
      Some services we offer include:


      • Forest Stewardship Program
      • Windbreak/Shelterbelt
      • Wildfire Hazard Reduction & Wildfire Recovery
      • Montana Logging Association Training
      • Montana Natural Resources Youth Camp
      • Forest Product Market Development


      • Stream and Riparian Area Education
      • Grazing Education
      • Noxious Weed Management
      • Undaunted Stewardship Program
      • Grazing Land Conservation Initiative


      • Wildlife Habitat & Wildfire Recovery
      • Hunter/Landowner Relations
      • Wildlife Damage Management


      • Montana Master Gardener Program
      • Yard & Garden Info, Tips, & GardenGuide Website


      • Integrated Pest and Weed Management

      Natural Resources

      • Water Quality
      • Soils & Soil Fertility
      • Small Acreage Landowner Education