MSU Extension Stillwater County

What is Extension?

All Universities engage in research and teaching, but land-grant universities like Montana State University have a third critical mission- Extension. Extension means reach out and "extending" resources, solving public needs with university resources through non-formal, not credit program.

Montana State University Extension is an educational resource dedicated to improving the quality of people's lives by providing research-based knowledge to strengthen the social, economic and environmental well-being of families, communities, and agricultural enterprises.

MSU Extension offer university resources for all Montanans to explore, even if they never set foot on campus. We provide access to useful information and expert knowledge via workshops, demonstrations, community meetings, publications, videos and the Web. Extension links a network of MSU faculty, topic specialists on the MSU-Bozeman campus and our Stillwater County agents, to the people.

Stillwater County Extension staff is proud to provide services in the following areas:

  • 4-H and Youth Development
  • Agriculture and Horticulture
  • Natural Resources
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Family and Consumer Science
  • And much more!!!

Staff Members

Lee Schmelzer
Agriculture & Natural Resources, 4-H Agent
Haley Barker
Family & Consumer Science, 4-H Agent
Ashley House
Administrative Assistant
Karen Marts
Administrative Assistant

Question:  What is Extension and what can Extension offer?  What do Extension Agents do?
Answer:  Visit MSU Extension's official website for all the answers you are looking for.

Question:  What is 4-H and how do I enroll?
Answer:   The 4-H and Youth Development program consists of school enrichment programs and youth-related community boards and events. 4-H in our county remains close to 200 youth members and 50 volunteer leaders in 12 organized clubs. There is a wide variety of projects available to members. Whether you are interested in livestock, foods, crafting, sewing, building, shooting sports or the other 50+ projects and activities, 4-H has something for you! If you are not a member already, we would love to make you part of our 4-H family in Stillwater County.  Click here to learn about enrolling in 4-H and the cost involved with enrollment

Question:  What 4-H Clubs are available in Stillwater?
Answer:  Click here to view Stillwater's Clubs.