MSU was founded in 1893 as the Agricultural College of the State of Montana. Today,
the College of Agriculture is an integral part of fulfilling MSU’s land grant mission
to provide a liberal, practical education to the sons and daughters of Montana. As
part of the College of Agriculture, the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES)
conducts research on old and new challenges for Montana’s agricultural community.
MAES creates opportunities for students and faculty to excel through hands-on learning,
to serve through campus and community engagement, to explore unique solutions to distinct
and interesting questions and to connect Montanans with the global community.
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Melody Lindsay won the award for her work in how the lake’s changing salinity affects the microorganisms in the lake and the lifeforms that depend on them as food sources. This is the first time the scholarship has been awarded to someone outside of Utah.
The MSU Montana Foundation Seed Program has released two MSU-certified winter wheat varieties to Agrotime, a Bulgarian commercial agribusiness company, marking the first time MSU wheat varieties are being grown in Bulgarian soil.
Doctoral student Maureen Kessler has received a Fulbright Fellowship to study flying fox bats and their role in the spread of a contagion that primarily affects horses in Australia, but could have wider applications.