MAES – Serving the state of Montana’s agricultural and natural resource industries
by providing meaningful and applied agriculture research since 1893.
What we do
Through a network of seven Research Centers plus facilities and scientists at the
MSU central campus in Bozeman, we conduct basic and applied research problems that
address Montana’s agricultural and natural resource economies. MAES research spans
the depth and breadth of animal health, animal science, agronomy, horticulture, range
sciences, agricultural economics, plant sciences and natural resource and pest management.
We are the research and development agency for more than 28,000 Montana farmers and
How we do it
MAES research accomplishments and results embody modern-day achievements spanning
124 years of honoring the legacy and commitment within the Land-grant tradition. It
also allows us to explore unique solutions to distinct and interesting questions and
to connect Montanans with the global community through science, discovery, and outreach.
Reata Brannaman, an adjunct instructor in MSU's College of Agriculture, appears on the covers of America’s Horse and Cowgirl magazines. Brannaman is a 2017 graduate of MSU’s Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship.
Carly Urban presented the research to federal policymakers to discuss recent studies gauging the financial literacy of the nation’s youth and implications of required financial education in high school.
MSU doctoral graduate Alex Michaud is lead author of a paper that reveals that sediments from a lake beneath the West Antarctic ice sheet contain large amounts of methane. Michaud studied under Regents Professor John Priscu, a renowned polar scientist.