Staff - MSU Extension, Sanders County
4-H & Youth Development/Natural Resouces Extension Agent
Juli Thurston is the Montana State University 4-H & Youth Development/Natural Resouces Extension Agent for Sanders County. Her role includes managing the Sanders County 4-H Program working with 4-H Club youth and volunteers to develop programs to help them thrive related to their project interests. She also works on natural resource landowner education and programs. Juli, her husband and their three sons live in Plains.
Agriculture, Horticulture, 4-H & Youth Development
Wendy Carr is the Agriculture, Horticulture, and part time 4-H and Youth Development
Extension Agent for Sanders County. Her role includes working with landowners in the
areas of Livestock and Cropping, Noxious Weed ID and Recommendations, Plant ID and
Disease Diagnosis, Pest/Rodent Control, and Education/Training in any of these areas.
She offers services in On-Site Consultations, Weed Seed Free Hay Certifications, Forage
Nitrate and Analysis Testing, Soil Testing, Water Quality Analysis, Ranch Tours, and
oversees the Private Pesticide Applicator Program. In the area of Horticulture, Wendy
can offer support in Gardening Questions and On-Site Visits, Horticulture Classes
and Workshops, Value Added Crops, Farm/Gardening Tours, and manages the Master Gardener
Program. Wendy also helps oversee the 4-H Horse Program, Farm to School, Ag Days and
Agriculture Education in the Classroom. Wendy grew up in Sanders County on a cattle
ranch outside of Hot Springs that has been in her family since the Homestead Days.
4-H and the Agricultural Community she grew up in inspired Wendy to become an Extension
Agent and give back to the community that shaped her. Wendy resides in Plains with
her three daughters and their many animals.