Department of Research Centers

The State of Montana is Our Campus.

MSU's College of Agriculture and Montana Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES) consider the entire state of Montana its agriculture "campus" as the university and experiment station have seven off-campus research centers throughout the state. These research centers address production challenges in the diverse agro-ecosystems of the state and provide the foundation upon which the research and teaching missions of the university stay relevant to needs of agriculture in the state of Montana.

Research Center faculty and supporting staff conduct research and outreach programs addressing crop and animal production methods, market growth opportunities, pest management and environmental quality issues.

Each Research Center has been tasked to address the diverse climatological, ecological and environmental challenges of Montana’s agricultural industry. Individual priorities reflect current agricultural challenges faced by the communities and region of the respective research center. Research conducted at each center includes as variety and breeding line evaluation, beef cattle genetics and production, multi-species cropping systems, integrated pest management and soil fertility research. Much of this research is done cooperatively with scientists on the MSU-Bozeman campus, in other states, USDA, and private industry.

Additionally, Research Centers:

  • are the nucleus of a statewide cooperative agricultural research system in Montana which collaborates with Bozeman-based faculty.
  • are located in unique environments to serve the specific needs of agricultural clientele in local production areas and the broader needs of Montana agriculture.
  • address the practical problems of agricultural production and resource management through programs of basic and applied research, with the emphasis on application.
  • develop research programs of topical relevance to Montana's diverse agricultural industry.
  • interact with agricultural clientele in identifying pertinent research problems.

The MSU Montana Agricultural Experiment Station and Agricultural Research Centers will provide accommodations for any known disability that may interfere with a person’s participation in any service, program or activity of the College of Agriculture or Agricultural Experiment Station.  If you require reasonable accommodations to participate in an event , we request 48 hours notice of the requested accommodations directly to the contact listed on the announcement or to Shana Wold at (406) 994-7289 or

Current Departmental Newsletter

2015 Field Days Map and Schedule

A Google Maps version of the location of all centers is available.

Barry Jacobsen, Assoicate Director of the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station, 406-994-7289, 

Central Ag Research Center
52583 US Highway 87
Moccasin, MT 59462-9512
Phone: 406-423-5421
Fax: 406-423-5422
Northwestern Ag Research Center
4570 Montana 35
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: 406-755-4303
Fax: 406-755-8951
Eastern Ag Research Center
1501 North Central Avenue
Sidney, MT 59270
Phone: 406-433-2208
Fax: 406-433-7336
Southern Ag Research Center
748 Railroad Highway
Huntley, MT 59037
Phone: 406-348-3400
Fax: 406-348-3410
Northern Ag Research Center
3710 Assinniboine Road
Havre, MT 59501-8412
Phone: 406-265-6115
Fax: 406-265-8288
Western Ag Research Center
580 Quast Lane
Corvallis, MT 59828
Phone: 406-961-3025
Fax: 406-961-3026
  Western Triangle Ag Research Center
9546 Old Shelby Rd
P.O. Box 656
Conrad, MT 59425
Phone: 406-278-7707
Fax: 406-278-7797

Cooperating Sites

Ft. Keogh USDA-ARS Livestock and Range Research Laboratory

Sidney USDA-ARS Northern Plains Agricultural Research Lab