Welcome to the Montana State University College of Agriculture! Our blend of learning, discovery and outreach reflect our university's Land Grant designation. Through a federal/state partnership with the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES) and Extension Service, we strive for excellence in academics, research and engagement.

The MSU College of Agriculture offers:

  • 11 bachelors, nine masters and four doctoral degree programs.
  • The largest number of distinct scholarships awarded by any college at MSU.
  • Dynamic research conducted throughout Montana with faculty on campus in Bozeman and at our seven MAES research centers around the state.
  • Three of the top five departments at MSU in terms of research expenditures, focusing on infectious diseases, microbes in Yellowstone National Park, invasive plant species, soil science and water resources and more.
  • A 60,000 square foot Plant Growth Center with 29 glasshouse rooms that are light and temperature controlled
  • The only bio-containment facility west of the Mississippi River for quarantining and testing insects and plant pathogens.
  • The Bozeman Agricultural Research and Teaching Farm, which houses the Oscar Thomas Nutrition Center, Miller Stock Pavilion, Equine Center, Horseshoeing School, Feed Mill and Beef Center.
  • Three off-campus research ranches that focus on livestock, rangeland, wildlife and grazing investigations.
  • Towne’s Harvest Garden, a student-run vegetable garden that offers shares to community members, partners with the Gallatin Valley Food Bank, and raises awareness about the value of locally grown food.
  • One of only two university wool research labsin the United States.

Our Vision

To create environments where students, faculty, staff and stakeholders benefit from innovative learning, discovery and outreach programs in agriculture and natural resources.

Our Mission

Montana State University provides education, research and outreach programs focused to meet the changing needs of Montana. The College of Agriculture and MAES generate and disseminate superior knowledge and technological solutions to increase the competitiveness of Montana's communities, preserve environmental quality and improve the quality of life for all our citizens.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

The College of Agriculture at Montana State University is committed to creating a climate that supports and promotes diversity in its students, staff and faculty, as well as in its teaching, scholarship, Extension programs, and international activities. The college respects and values individuals for their unique qualities and contributions toward enhancing a culturally rich environment at Montana State University. 

Meet our Staff