MSU Extension’s Information Technology & Distribution

Information Technology & Distribution indicates an improvement enabled by information technology developed by central or distributed IT personnel in conjunction with business procedure improvements. Improvements specific to the IT team are listed under INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.

As educational programs, research, student populations and distance learning opportunities evolve, the four-campus MSU family will continue to become more integrated and the coordination and compatibility of IT services will be critical to a more integrated approach for serving students and faculty. In addition, as a land-grant institution MSU has responsibility for making information, programs and services continually more accessible to the citizens of Montana.

The MSU Extension Service already has a strong presence throughout the state and this can be supplemented and strengthened by enhanced IT capabilities in select Extension Service offices. As information and instructional technologies continue to evolve, MSU will be positioned to take maximum advantage of these technologies to reach a growing population of non-traditional students and clientele. Lastly, the opportunities afforded to MSU through research and technology transfer require that we maximize our ability to interface with public and private sector business both in Montana, nationally and internationally. Capitalize on MSU's existing statewide presence by establishing MSU Community Learning Centers with enhanced collaborative technology capacity in select MSU Extension offices.

Information Technology & Distribution helps you Consistent Direct Lending across all campuses reduces student confusion over options for borrowing money to pay for school expenses. Common IPEDS Reporting across all campuses reduces Financial Aid staff time freeing up more time to personally assist students and parents. Redesign of VA GI-Bill wire transfer process reduces manual data entry for both MSU and the state treasurer’s office, while ensuring privacy of data for all GI-Bill aid recipients. Common Course Numbering across the MUS guarantees transfer for courses identified as meeting the same learning outcomes. Such courses are indicated with common numbers and titles. All campuses now use the same course abbreviations (e.g., WRIT for Writing) to reduce confusion and facilitate course transference for students. See how information technology developed by central or distributed IT personnel

Recently Montana State University Extension has published an online list of resources to help Montanans impacted by floods. "Montana Flooding: Resources to Help You Cope with Montana's Rising Water" can be found at:

It is an outreach Extension information technology and distribution resource for people with questions on how to deal with questions ranging from how to prepare to evacuate to seepage, mold and well issues, among others.

See: MSU Information Technology Strategic Plan

Office Staff For Fergus County MSU Extension’s Information Technology & Distribution:

Denise Seilstad (Fergus County)
Tel.: (406) 535-3919

Millie Veltkamp (Information Technology & Distribution)
Information Technology & Distribution Coordinator
Tel.: (406) 994-4291

Jay Van Voast (Information Technology & Distribution)
Information Systems Analyst
Tel.: (406) 994-5638

Darren Crawford (Fergus County)
Tel.: (406) 535-3919

Nic Richardson (Information Technology & Distribution)
IT Technician
Tel.: (406)-994-5337

Alice Schaefer (Information Technology & Distribution)
Distribution Leader
Tel.: (406) 994-3273

Bertie Brown (Fergus County)
Administrative Support
Tel.: (406) 535-3919

Jennifer Saunders (Fergus County)
4-H Support
Tel.: (406) 535-3919

Terri Biggs (Information Technology & Distribution)
Accounting Associate
Tel.: (406) 994-3273


Information Technology & Distribution
P.O. Box 172230, 110 Culbertson Hall
Bozeman, MT 59717-2230
United States
o - (406) 994-5638, p - (406) 994-4291
(406) 994-2050