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Welcome to Cascade County Extension

MSU Extension provides non-formal education and learning activities for individuals throughout the county from farmers  and rural residents to urban communities.  MSU Cascade County Extension emphasizes taking knowledge gained through research and education to bring it directly to the people of Cascade County to create positive changes. Find classes to improve your quality of life, engage with community members, and find solutions to real-world issues. 


How May We Assist You?


4-H & Youth


Cascade County proudly offers 4-H, a nationally recognized youth enrichment program, to youth ages 5-18. Our 2018-2019 4-H year saw 318 youth and 108 adult volunteers enrolled.


Family & Consumer


FCS serves individuals and families by providing educational resources in the areas of community health, financial management, family and human development, food and nutrition, and housing and environmental health.



SNAP Education (SNAP-Ed) teaches people to shop for and cook healthy meals. SNAP-Ed can help people learn how to make their SNAP dollars stretch. SNAP-Ed works with partners to make the healthy choice the easy choice.

Master Gardener

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The program's purpose is to provide technical assistance and unbiased, research-based information in consumer horticulture to people in all Montana communites through qualified volunteers.

MSU Extension

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What is a MontGuide?

Current information in a concise format on topics relevant to you! MontGuides are free and can be mailed to you for a nominal fee.

Agriculture & Natural


MSU Extension Cascade County provides educational opportunities and resources for agronomy, livestock, private pesticide certification, shelterbelts and windbreaks, forage producers, and more.


News & Upcoming Events

 (Contact the Extension Office at 406-454-6980 for more information. Activities are held at the
Cascade County MSU Extension office located at 3300 3rd Street NE #9, Great Falls unless otherwise noted.)


October 6-12, 2019 National 4-H Week

October 17, 2019 Sew for a Cause, 9:00 a.m. - Noon

October 21, 2019 Powerful Tools for Caregivers Support and Education Group, Noon-1:00 p.m. at the Sletten Cancer Institute

October 27, 2019 4-H Achievement Night, 2:00 p.m. at the College of Great Falls MSU Heritage Hall, Great Falls

October 30, 2019 4-H Horsey Halloween registrations due


November 1, 2019 4-H Horse Halloween, Montana ExpoPark Livestock Pavilion, Great Falls

November 5, 2019 4-H  Horse Leaders Meeting, 5:30 p.m.

November 5, 2019 4-H Livestock Leaders Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

November 7, 2019 4-H Shooting Sports Leaders Meeting, 6:00 p.m.

November 9, 2019 4-H Project Day 9:00 a.m. - Noon

November 11, 2019 Office Closed

November 19, 2019 Cascade 4-H Foundation Meeting, 6:00 p.m.

November 21, 2019 Sew for a Cause, 9:00 a.m. - Noon

November 28, 2019 Office Closed


December 3, 2019 4-H Horse Leaders Meeting, 5:30 p.m.

December 3, 2019 4-H Livestock Leaders Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

December 12, 2019 4-H Shooting Sports Leaders Meeting, 6:00 p.m.

December 14, 2019 4-H Project Day 9:00 a.m. - Noon

December 19, 2019 Sew for a Cause 9:00 a.m. - Noon

December 25, 2019 Office Closed