MSU Extension Service For Agriculture - Animal and Range Sciences

Animal & Range Sciences MSU Extension Services are dedicated to improving the competitiveness of Montana’s agricultural industry and the lives of people working and playing in communities. Activities involve education, certification, conservation, and research in the fields of cattle, entomology, equine, forage, natural resources, range science, sheep, swine, and wildlife. Also they have hundreds of extension publications and online references providing valuable information for improving and conserving Montana’s resources.

The Extension Range Management program addresses range management issues facing Montana landowners. The goal of the program is to provide scientific, objective, and research based information that promotes an understanding of range management. Additional related topics and contacts can be found on the Range Extension Program, Forage Extension Program or Extension Water Quality Program.

A cooperative and multi-faceted program led by federal, state, and private sector agencies, Undaunted Stewardship seeks to ensure the long-term maintenance of the environmental quality and economic productivity of privately-owned, agricultural landscapes - especially areas rich in history along the Lewis & Clark Trail in Manhattan.

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Montana sheep extension program

The Montana sheep extension program is a demand driven program which strives to address specific needs of Montana sheep producers. The goal of the sheep extension program is to provide programs, knowledge, and assistance to sheep ranchers throughout Montana and the Rocky Mountain region.

Montana Sheep Institute is a cooperative project between Montana Wool Growers Association and Montana State University, dedicated to developing and implementing non-traditional adjustment strategies that will increase the competitiveness of Montana’s lamb and wool in the world market.

Swine Extension Program

The Montana swine extension program is flexible and demand driven and attempts to respond to specific needs within local areas. The swine industry is currently undergoing dramatic changes in production technologies, business structures, product quality, marketing strategies, and awareness of environmental and other societal concerns.

A goal of the swine extension program is to provide programs, knowledge, and assistance to help producers understand and adapt to these changes and issues. A second goal is to develop the concept that a progressive attitude coupled with niche marketing will help smaller producers retain a successful and important role in the swine industry. A third goal is to provide youth and the public, an understanding of modern swine production as well as with knowledge of the characteristics of high quality pork products. Swine Extension Program is run under the Animal & Range Sciences Extension Service. For further assistance with the Swine Extension Program, please contact Peggy Kelley, MSU Extension; 406-994-3415. You may also contact MSU Extension Service, Doug Steele, Vice Provost & Director, Tel: 406-994-6647. More details about Swine Extension Program: http://animalrangeextension.montana.edu/swine/swine.htm

Wildlife Extension Program

The primary focus of the Extension Wildlife Program is to respond to needs identified by County Agents and Extension clientele. Daily response to clientele questions range from backyard wildlife to predator concerns to agency policies. Benefits of one-on-one contact are hard to quantify, but may be one of the most effective methods of extension education.

The goal of the Extension Wildlife Program is to provide scientific, research based, and pertinent information to promote understanding of all aspects of wildlife management. A second goal is to provide programs and information that will help sustain Montana ranches and farms while increasing the public appreciation for the contribution of agriculture to wildlife and wildlife habitat. Wildlife Extension Program is run under the Animal & Range Sciences Extension Service. For Information on the Wildlife Extension Program, please contact MSU Extension Service at 406-994-5579 or jkni...@montana.edu . More details about Wildlife Extension Program: http://animalrangeextension.montana.edu/wildlife/wildlife.htm

Natural Resources Extension Program (Livestock Environment program)

The Extension Livestock Environment program’s goal is to provide education, technical assistance, and applied research answers to all stakeholders in Montana’s livestock industry. This program provides ongoing outreach on animal waste and nutrient management, regulatory compliance, non-point source pollution, air emissions, and recommended environmental best management practices.

The program is effective through collaborative programming with key organizations and agencies including the Department of Environmental Quality, Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, Montana Association of Conservation Districts, Natural Resource Conservation Services — USDA, Farm Services Agency — USDA, and other stakeholders. More details about the Natural Resources Extension Program: http://animalrangeextension.montana.edu/natural/natural.htm

Forage Extension Program

Forage Extension Program work with harvested forages such as alfalfa hay and silage, improved pastures, and annual crops for hay or pasture. Harvested forages are critical to Montana's billion dollar livestock industry. Most livestock operations in Montana rely on rangelands — about 70% of our land area. In several areas of the state, many producers can routinely harvest over 7 tons of alfalfa hay per acre, and there is growing interest in alfalfa hay as a cash crop. More details about Forage Extension Program: http://animalrangeextension.montana.edu/forage/forage.htm

Office Staff For Fergus County MSU Extension Service of Agricultural Economics & Economics:

Glenn Duff (Animal and Range Sciences)
Department Head
Tel.: 406-994-4850
Email: glen...@montana.edu

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

Lisa Surber ( Animal and Range Sciences)
Research Scientist and Wool Lab Manager
Tel.: (406) 994-2093
Email: lmsu...@montana.edu

Dennis Cash (Animal and Range Sciences)
Agronomy Specialist
Tel.: (406) 994-5688
Email: dca...@montana.edu

Julie Hager ( Animal and Range Sciences)
Administrative Support
Tel.: (406) 994-7953
Email: jha...@montana.edu

Jeff Mosley (Animal and Range Sciences)
Range Management Specialist
Tel.: (406) 994-5601
Email: jmos...@montana.edu

Tommy Bass (Animal and Range Sciences)
Extension Associate, Animal and Range Sciencs
Tel.: (406) 994-5733
Email: tmb...@montana.edu

John Paterson (Animal and Range Sciences)
Beef Cattle Specialist
Tel.: (406) 994-5562
Email: joh...@montana.edu

Rodney Kott (Animal and Range Sciences)
Sheep Specialist
Tel.: (406) 994-3415
Email: rko...@montana.edu

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

Rachel Endecott (Animal and Range Sciences)
Beef Cattle Specialist
Tel.: (406) 874-8286
Email: rach...@montana.edu

Anita Gray (Animal and Range Sciences)
Administrative Support
Tel.: (406) 994-3414
Email: ani...@montana.edu

Cecil Tharp (Animal and Range Sciences)
Pesticide Specialist
Tel.: (406) 994-5067
Email: cth...@montana.edu

Mary (Mo) Harbac (Animal and Range Sciences)
Project Manager
Tel.: (406)994-4323
Email: mhar...@montana.edu

James Moore (Animal and Range Sciences)
Sheep Institute Agent
Tel.: (406) 581-3522
Email: jame...@montana.edu

Gary Hewitt (Animal and Range Sciences)
Regional Sheep Institute Coordinator
Tel.: (406) 258-4210
Email: hew...@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

Lisa White (Animal and Range Sciences)
Accountant
Tel.: (406) 994-5804
Email: lawh...@montana.edu

Greg Johnson (Animal and Range Sciences)
Veterinary Entomologist
Tel.: (406) 994-3875
Email: g...@montana.edu

Peggy Kelley (Animal and Range Sciences)
Administrative Support
Tel.: (406) 994-3415
Email: kel...@montana.edu

Location

MSU Extension Service For Animal and Range
P.O. Box 172900 Location: 119 Linfield
Bozeman, MT 59717
United States
Contact
Phone: 
(406) 994–3721, o - (406) 994-3415, p - 406-994-4850, (406) 994–6647 [Vice Provost & Director]
Fax: 
(406) 994–5589
Email: 

glen...@montana.edu