Last updateFri, 21 Sep 2018 6pm

Resource Education and Agriculture Leadership (REAL) Montana is the first comprehensive two year program offering in-depth education and training in the agriculture and natural resource industries.

These industries in Montana are facing unprecedented change due to new technologies, consumer preferences, environmental concerns, government regulation, and global trade. At the same time, the population base from which they draw their leadership is diminishing.

New challenges call for new leadership. REAL Montana addresses these issues:

  • Agriculture institutions and agencies
  • Energy development
  • Leadership development/mentoring
  • Communication skills
  • Economics and policy
  • International trade
  • Urban/rural relationships
  • Labor & production costs
  • Regulations and permitting
  • Transportation & water issues

For more information visit MSU Extension | Real Montana

-- Press Release by MSU Extenion

BOZEMAN— Montana State University’s Wonderlust program will co-host a day dedicated to civics education featuring retired Montana Supreme Court Justice Patricia Cotter on Monday, April 23, at the Bozeman Public Library, located at 626 E. Main St. The event is free and open to the public.MSU Wonderlust, a lifelong learning organization, will co-host the event.

Montana Fish, Wildlife, Parks

With hunting seasons underway, it’s important for archery hunters to keep in mind chronic wasting disease and carcass transport restrictions in portions of north-central and south-central Montana.

Last year, CWD was discovered in deer south of Billings and north of Chester. This contagious neurological disease infects deer, elk and moose. It is always fatal and there is no known cure.

Native westslope cutthroat trout and bull trout will have access to seven additional river miles of valuable habitat in a tributary to Rock Creek when a project to remove an undersized culvert is completed. This project is one of 10 that recently received funding by the Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission, through the Future Fisheries Improvement Program (FFIP). Nearly $286,000 in funding was approved to improve Montana fisheries.

by Tim Allen


The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) has released its 2018 Hunting Regulations online. After a series of community meetings this winter throughout various regions, the FWp has m,ade some substantial changes that should benefit hunters.

For details on each species, as well as maps and regulations, CLICK HERE to download maps and booklets from the Montana FWP website.