Montana State University

College of Agriculture

P.O. Box 172860
Bozeman, MT 59717-2860

Tel: (406) 994-3681
Fax: (406) 994-6579
Location: 202 Linfield Hall

Vice President for Agriculture:

Charles Boyer

College of Agriculture & Montana Agricultural Experiment Station

Bozeman Area Operations

Bozeman Agricultural Research and Teaching Farm (BART Farm)
2730 West Garfield
Bozeman, MT 59718

Animal Operations Manager
Bob Brekke
406-994-2052
Robert.brekke1@montana.edu

Assistant Animal and Farm Operations Manager
Jacob Heen
406-994-2052
406-586-6819
jheen@montana.edu

The Bozeman Agricultural Research and Teaching Farm (BART), formerly known as the Towne Farm, is located west of 19th Street and the main MSU campus. This farm comprises 474 acres. The Oscar Thomas Nutrition Center, Miller Pavilion, Horseshoeing School and Horticulture Farm are located at BART. BART also has a research feedlot, Calan gate facility, GrowSafe system, feedmill, and artificial insemination building. Surrounding pastures and hayfields help support the animals (beef cattle, sheep, horses) housed there.  The farm is dedicated to the service and support of research, teaching and extension activities relating mainly to animals and animal management.

Fort Ellis Research Farm
33336 East Frontage Road
Bozeman, MT 59718

Animal Operations Manager
Bob Brekke
406-994-2052
Robert.brekke1@montana.edu

Assistant Animal and Farm Operations Manager
Jacob Heen
406-994-2052
406-586-6819
jheen@montana.edu

Situated on a historic U.S. Cavalry fort, this research farm is located on the eastern outskirts of Bozeman. Fort Ellis includes approximately 640 acres and was dedicated in 1930 as a "headquarters for the range sheep investigations" as conducted by the MAES. This facility continues to play a large part in research and teaching in the areas of sheep, beef cattle, and horses.

Horticulture Farm
2730 West Garfield
Bozeman, MT 59718

Manager
David Baumbauer
406-994-2231

The Horticulture Farm, located at the BART Farms, is ten acres of land, of which eight acres is cultivated.  There are also seven high tunnels.  The Hort Farm supports horticulture teaching (turf grass management and organic market gardening) and research programs in PSPP, LRES, and Electrical Engineering.  The Hort Farm is also home to Towne’s Harvest Garden, a three-acre diversified vegetable and educational research farm that supports a student-run, community-supported agriculture program.  Towne's Harvest Garden promotes learning about food production, the value of eating and supporting local foods, community building and individual empowerment.

Lutz Farm
7970 McGuire Road
Bozeman, MT  59718

Animal Operations Manager
Bob Brekke
406-994-2052
Robert.brekke1@montana.edu

Farm Operation Manager
Dave Gettel
406-586-6819

Plant Growth Center
MSU Campus on 11th Avenue
Bozeman, MT  59717

Manager
David Baumbauer
406-994-2231
Baumbauer@montana.edu

Post Agronomy Farm
8431 Huffine Lane
Bozeman, MT  59718

Farm Operation Manager
Dave Gettel
406-586-6819

Assistant Animal and Farm Operations Manager
Jacob Heen
406-994-2052
406-586-6819
jheen@montana.edu

The Post Farm is a 254 acre site located west of Bozeman on Huffine Line dedicated to the development of new wheat and barley varieties, cropping systems research, seed increase through Foundation Seed and research to control weeds in small grains, with particular emphasis on plant breeding programs.

Red Bluff Research Ranch
Highway 84
Box 2815
Norris, MT  59745

Animal Operations Manager
Bob Brekke
406-994-2052
Robert.brekke1@montana.edu

Ranch Foreman
Pete Olind
406-685-3301
Pete.olind@montana.edu

Red Bluff Ranch, a 10,803 acre property, is located near Norris in Madison County, Montana, along the west side of the Madison River. Most of this land is rangeland, with limited hay meadows along the valley bottoms. Elevations range from 4,600 feet to 6,200 feet above the Madison River canyon. Cattle and sheep are maintained on a year round basis at the research ranch. These livestock along with the range areas are used for both teaching and research.