Welcome to the Yellowstone County Extension site! Look for upcoming workshops and events, as well as a variety of educational MontGuides, publications, and links to other MSU research based resources.

Contact Callie Cooley at 406-256-2828 with any questions. 

The Yellowstone County Extension office is your resource for:

  • Livestock and Cropping Questions
  • Noxious Weed ID and Recommendations
  • Plant ID and Disease Diagnosis
  • Pest/Rodent Questions

And provides services in:

  • Private Pesticide Applicator Licensing and Training
  • Forage Nitrate and Analysis Testing
  • Weed Seed Free Hay Certifications
  • Soil Testing
  • On-site Consultations

If you missed any of the presentations in our series "Ripening Eastern Montana: The ABCs of Fruit Production" the links to view them are below.

Establishing Fruit Orchards in Montana 

Katrina Mendrey - Orchard Program Manager, MSU - Western Agricultural Research Center

Getting Our Hands Dirty in the Details of Caring for Fruit Plantings  

Zach Miller - Assistant Professor and Superintendent, MSU - Western Ag Research Center.

The CREC Fruit Project: Joys and Obstacles in Eastern-Central North Dakota

Kathy Wiederholt - Fruit Project Manager at Carrington Research Extension Center - NDSU.

Growing Fruit in Eastern Montana: Here's What to Know and How to Start

Bob Thaden - President of the Montana Grape and Winery Association, Board member of ND Grape and Wine Association, Owner of Tongue River Vinyard and Winery LLC in Miles City.