MSU Extension is...
• providing educational outreach through a statewide network that connects university resources with grass-roots needs. Topic specialists on campus and agents in county and reservation offices bring the people of Montana practical knowledge and current research that can impact their livelihoods and affect their lives.
The MSU Fergus County Extension office is located in the annex behind the Courthouse on Broadway and 8th.
Fergus County Extension will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of Extension with an open house on May 15, 2014, from 2:00PM - 4:00PM at the Lewistown Extension office. Mark your calendar and plan on attending.
Extension was created through the Smith-Lever act in 1914, which provided for cooperative agricultural extension work at the land-grant colleges that were established with the Morill Act of 1862. The educational partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the nation’s land-grant universities extends research-based knowledge through a state-by-state network of Extension educators.
The original Smith-Lever charter statement remains true after 100 years, that the purpose of Extension is "better farming, better living, more happiness, more education, and better citizenship" for the "entire country."