MSU Extension’s Education Programs

The Montana State University (MSU) Extension Service 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 agriculture enterprises.

It connects researchers and educators on campus with a web of MSU faculty located throughout the state's 56 counties and seven reservations. Guided by public input, Extension agents and campus-based specialists develop educational programs and partnerships that respond to local needs. The result is a dynamic educational resource the helps Montanans meet new challenges, make informed decisions and take action to improve their own lives.

MSU Extension is a cooperative partnership between Montana Counties, Montana State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, receiving funds from county, state and federal sources.

MSU Extension offers university resources for all Montanans to explore, even if they never set foot on campus. 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 Custer County agents, to the people.

The Extension staff is proud to provide services in the following areas:

  • 4-H & Youth Development
  • Agriculture and Horticulture
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Food Stamp Nutrition Education

Small Group Education Package is the perfect size to help you educate your 4-H, Scout, or other small group about the threats posed by noxious weeds. This package includes 10 activity tool kits and one classroom library.

Extension Forestry provides forest landowner education programs ranging from core Forest Stewardship Planning Workshops to topic specific workshops like Windbreaks/Living Snowfences, Alternative Forest Management Practices, Wildfire Hazard Reduction, and Tree Pruning & Care. Extension Forestry also provides outreach through various tools including an annual calendar, news-release, brochures and publications.

The Montana State University Extension Water Quality (MSUEWQ) program works to address the broad spectrum of water quality education and information needs of a diverse audience throughout Montana and its neighboring states through research, extension education, and outreach. MSUEWQ is part of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Northern Plains & Mountains Regional Water Program.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Education (SNAP-Ed) and Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) offers nutrition education to SNAP participants and persons eligible to receive benefits. SNAP-Ed participants are Montana families with children, youth, seniors, singles, and individuals with developmental disabilities throughout the state. For 40 years, MSU EFNEP has assisted limited resource audiences in acquiring knowledge, skills, attitudes, and changed behavior necessary for nutritionally sound diets.

Office Staff For Fergus County MSU Extension’s Education Programs:

Denise Seilstad (Fergus County)
Agent
Tel.: (406) 535-3919
Email: dsei...@montana.edu

Robert Carson (Education)
Department Head
Tel.: (406) 994-3120
Email: ued...@montana.aedu

Darren Crawford (Fergus County)
Agent
Tel.: (406) 535-3919
Email: d...@montana.edu

Mike Vogel (Education)
Housing and Environmental Quality Specialist
Tel.: (406) 994-3451
Email: mvo...@montana.edu

Susan Bilo (Education)
Home and Alternative Energy Coordinator
Tel.: 406-994-2225
Email: susa...@montana.edu

Bertie Brown (Fergus County)
Administrative Support
Tel.: (406) 535-3919
Email: fer...@montana.edu

Jennifer Saunders (Fergus County)
4-H Support
Tel.: (406) 535-3919
Email: ferg...@montana.edu

Brad Eberspecher (Education)
Director of Weatherization Distance Learning
Tel.: (406) 586-0050
Email: bebe...@montana.edu

Vince Cusomato (Education)
Director of Weatherization Distance Learning
Tel.: (406) 586-0004
Email: vcus...@montana.edu

Glenda Barnes (Education)
Tribal Healthy Homes Practioner
Email: gbar...@montana.edu

Mike Campbell (Education)
Weatherization Heating Systems Trainer
Tel.: (406) 994-5178
Email: mcam...@montana.edu

Ben Cichowski (Education)
Weatherization Instructional Designer
Tel.: (406) 994-7397
Email: bcic...@montana.edu

Mike Roberty (Education)
Program Coordinator
Tel.: 406-994-6386
Email: mrob...@montana.edu

Myla Kelly (Education)
Program Coordinator
Tel.: (406) 994-6948
Email: myla...@montana.edu

Jenny Grossenbacher (Education)
Program Coordinator
Tel.: (406) 994-4295
Email: jenn...@montana.edu

Barbara Allen (Education)
Program Coordinator
Tel.: (406) 994-3531
Email: blal...@montana.edu

Barbara Watson (Education)
Program Coordinator
Tel.: (406) 994-7517
Email: bwat...@montana.edu

Debbie Albin (Education)
Program Coordinator
Tel.: (406) 994-3782
Email: debo...@montana.edu

Stacie Rath (Education)
Office Manager
Tel.: (406) 994-3451
Email: stacie.rath.montana.edu

Michelle Gantt (Education)
Web/Media Specialist - Peaks to Prairies Center
Tel.: (406) 994-6813
Email: mga...@montana.edu

LisaBeth Daly (Education)
Administrative Associate
Tel.: (406) 586-0070
Email: daly...@montana.edu

Location

MSU Extension’s Education Programs
P.O. Box 173540, Taylor Hall
Bozeman, MT 59717-3580
United States
Contact
Phone: 
o - (406) 994-3451, p - (406) 586-0050
Email: 

bebe...@montana.edu