Agriculture and Horticulture

 Young Ag Leadership Conference, Billings, MT Ocotober 5-7

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Farmer's Market

The farmers market is in full swing with only a few weeks left. Extension has taken over the role of managing the Farmers Market. Currently the hours are 4-6 pm every Thursday at the city park in Shelby. We typically have around 6-8 vendors every week selling mostly produce and some meat products.


 Community Garden

The gardens are looking great this year! Stay tuned for more announcements in the future!


Master Gardener Program

We will be offering a Level 1 Master Gardner Program January 30th - March 20th for anyone interested! The first meeting will be at the MRE from 6-8pm on Jan 30th. Please e-mail me at or call the office at 406-424-8350 if you are interested!! 


The Montana State University Master Gardener website has more information about the Master Gardener program.


If you are a current Master Gardener participant, please log on to the Master Gardener website to get all your class material and record your volunteer hours.

Pesticide Applicator Licenses

MSU administers the Private Pesticide Applicator program with the Montana Department of Agriculture. Contact your local Extension office for assistance with Private Pesticide Licenses.

Commercial Applicator Licenses are handled directly through the Department of Agriculture. In this region, you will need to contact the Department of Agriculture office in Great Falls by phone at: (406)761-0655 extension 5 or by email. You can find upcoming Commercial Applicator Classes by going to the MDA Pesticide Training and Registration website and choosing Approved Courses. Then select your license category from the drop-down menu.