What is Extension?

All universities engage in research and teaching, but land-grant universities like Montana State University have a third critical mission - Extension. Extension means reaching out and "extending" resources by assisting in solving public needs with university resources through non-formal, non-credit programs.
Montana State University Extension is an educational resource dedicated to improving the quality of people's lives by providing research-based knowledge to strengthen the social, economic and environmental well-being of families, communities, and agricultural enterprises.
MSU Extension offers university resources for all Montanans to explore, even if they never set foot on campus. We provide access to useful information and expert knowledge via workshops, demonstrations, community meetings, publications, videos and the Web. Extension links a network of MSU faculty topic specialists on the MSU-Bozeman campus and our Wheatland County agent to the communities in our county.
Wheatland County Extension agent, Mandie Reed, is proud to provide services in the following areas:

  • 4-H and Youth Development
  • Agriculture and Horticulture
  • Natural Resources
  • Community and Economic Development

Nitrate Testing

Wheatland County Extension Agent, Mandie Reed is qualified and ready to help with all your nitrate testing needs.  Contact her at 632-4728 or stop by the office to have a sample tested.

Strong People

Fall Session: Sept. 19th - Dec 14th

Tuesdays & Thursdaysat 11:00 am

Classes will be a combination of Tai Ji Quan for balance, strength training for bone health and walking for heart health. All classes are at the Armory Fitness Center. Classes are free thanks to a generous Wind Impact Grant.

Big Sky, Big Leadership

In our community, 1 in every 13 people serve in a leadership role of some kind.Join us to practice skills to develop your leadership, learn about your community, and build relationships with other community members. Applications can be turned into the Extension Office no later than September 29, 2023.  You can find more information on the Big Sky, Big Leadership Page.

Wheatland County Community Foundation Grant

We are currently accepting applications for the foundation's yearly grant that enables us to help our community right now!  This year, we will have $3000 to disperse to our community!  Applications must be turned into the Wheatland County Extension Office by October 20, 2023.  You can find an application and download a PDF version here: 

Online and Downloadable Application for 2023