About the College
Welcome to the Montana State University College of Agriculture! Our blend of learning, discovery and outreach programs 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 from five departments and one division.
- The largest number of distinct scholarships awarded by any college at MSU.
- Dynamic research programs 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, to name a few.
- A 60,000 square foot Plant Growth Center with 29 glasshouse rooms that are light and temperature controlled and 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, just west of the main campus, that 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 wool research labs in the United States.
To create environments where students, faculty, staff and stakeholders benefit from innovative learning, discovery and outreach programs in agriculture and natural resources.
Montana State University provides education, research, and outreach programs focused to meet the changing needs of Montana. The College of Agriculture and the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station 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.