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Great Falls is the county seat of Cascade County. Other communities in the county include Simms, Ft. Shaw, Sun River, Vaughn, Cascade, Ulm, Floweree, Sand Coulee, Stockett, Centerville, Tracy, Belt, Monarch and Neihart.
The county population is 81,775, of which about 3/4 of which live in Great Falls. Cascade County is largely rural and is dominated by farms and ranches, some forested areas and the Missouri River runs through as well.
The Cascade Co. Extension office has Extension Agents in each of the four content areas: agriculture, family and consumer science, 4-H and community and economic development and two support staff.
The 4-H program in Cascade county has 400 4-H members and volunteer leaders. 4-H members pursue traditional 4-H projects such as cooking, sewing and photography, animal related projects such as livestock, dog and small animals or modern projects such as aerospace, small engines and robotics! In addition to regular 4-H projects, 4-H members and volunteers are active in 4-H Camp, Funtastic Foods, Clothing Camp, County Livestock and Horse Shows and much, much more. Cascade County 4-H Foundation is a huge supporter of 4-H members and leaders providing project books, awards and scholarships to fun events like Junior Leader Camp, Horse & Livestock Judging and Forums and 4-H Congress among other things. Go to the 4-H pages for even more information!
Agriculture is the primary industry in Cascade county. As Wendell Berry said, "If you eat, you are involved in agriculture." Farming and Ranching are very much alive and well producing excellent grains and meat for consumers. Other interests in horticulture keep the Master Gardener program active with volunteers from helping with gardening, potted plants and pest control.
Cascade county boasts the largest number of Homemaker Clubs in Montana...including one of the oldest members and the longest active clubs, too. Look to MSU Extension for food and nutrition needs from the Family and Consumer Science Agent. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren has an active support group
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