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 reaching out and "extending" resources by assisting in solving public needs with university resources through non-formal, non-credit programs.
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 offers 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 Wheatland County agent to the communities in our county.
Wheatland County Extension agent, Mandie Reed, is proud to provide services in the following areas:

  • 4-H and Youth Development
  • Agriculture and Horticulture
  • Natural Resources
  • Community and Economic Development

Wheatland County Community Foundation Grant

We are currently accepting applications for the foundation's yearly grant that enable us to help our community right now! In previous years we've been able to fund up to $3000 in grants.  This year, because of generous donations and support of our fundraisers, our endowment has grown and we will have $5000 to disperse!  Applications must be turned into the Wheatland County Extension Office by October 22, 2021.  

Information and an application and a printable PDF can be found here.

Strong People Exercise Groups

Wheatland County Extension offers several opportunities for people to stay strong and healthy.  Register with the Extension Office to attend classes. 

- Tai Ji Quan offers excersizes to promote balance.  Offered Mondays & Wednesdays at 11 am at the Armory Fitness Center starting October 4th.

- Strong People offers specific strength training to support bones and muscles. Offered Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11 am at the Armory Fitness Center starting October 5th.