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 communities 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.)



Calendars for Sale ($15) at the Extension Office!


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 5, 2019 4-H Shooting Sports Leaders Meeting, 5:30 p.m.

December 5, 2019 4-H Exchange Meeting, 6:00 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 (registration due at Noon December 11)

December 16, 2019 Powerful Tools for Caregivers Support Group, Sletten Cancer Institute, Noon to 1:00 p.m.

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

December 25, 2019 Office Closed


January 1, 2020 Office Closed

January 1, 2020 4-H Market Beef in Possession

January 3, 2020 4-H Shooting Sports Meeting, 5:30 p.m.

January 7, 2020 4-H Horse Leaders Meeting, 5:30 p.m.

January 7, 2020 4-H Livestock Leaders Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

January 8, 2020 4-H Market Beef Intent due with out a late fee

January 10, 2020 Golden Triangle Cropping Seminar, Great Falls College MSU Heritage Hall 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

January 11, 2020 4-H Project Day, Registration Coming Soon

January 12, 2020 4-H Market Beef Weigh-in, Western Livestock Auction 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

January 14, 2020 4-H Air Rifle Competition Prep, Applications Coming Soon

January 14, 2020 4-H Leaders Council Meeting, 6:00 p.m.

January 15, 2020 Independent Study and Self-Determined Project Plan Agreement due to office

January 15, 2020 Citizen Washington Focus Applications and Leadership Washington Focus Applications due

January 16, 2020 Sew for a Cause, 9:00 a.m. to Noon

January 25, 2020 4-H Leaders Workshop, 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

January 28-March 3, 2020 Powerful Tools for Caregivers six-week program, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Registration coming soon

January 30, 2020 Meals in Minutes (Electric Pressure Cooker hands-on learning), 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Registration coming soon