Welcome to Cascade County Extension's Homepage!

Thank you for dropping by our website. We are excited to bring you a new and improved website.  Extension provides non-formal education and learning activities to people throughout the county- to farmers and other residents of rural and urban communities.  It emphasizes taking knowledge gained through research and education and bringing it directly to the people 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 Development


Home & Family


Food Safety, Preparation, and Preservation

  • Positive Youth Development
  • Curriculum & Research Based
  • Camps, Events, and Contests
  • Projects and Clubs for every individual and family
  • Adult Volunteer Opportunities
  •  Homemakers Clubs
  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
  • Family Economics and Financial Management
  • Diabetes Education
  • Resource MontGuides
  •  Cooking & Nutrition
  • Food Preservation
  • Food Safety Issues
  • ServSafe Food Safety Certification
  • Resource MontGuides


Snap-ED Nutrition


Yard & Garden


Agriculture & Natural Resources

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
  • Expanded Food and Nutrition Education
  • Master Gardener Certification
  • Plant & Pest Diagnostics
  • Garden Consultation
  • Tree Consultation
  • Resource MontGuides
  • Agronomy
  • Livestock
  • Private Applicator Program
  • Shelterbelts and Windbreaks
  • Forages
  • Soil
  • Plant Diagnostics
  • Farm Managment
  • Natural Resources


News & Upcoming Events


Office Closed Monday, January 5th in Observation of MLK Day.

You Can! Canning Class Series

Learn the basics of water bath, pressure canning, and so much more. Classes will include jam/jelly, pickles, salsa, canning vegetables, and canning meats. Classes begin January 16!
Click here for more information, schedule of classes, and registration.


Cooking for One or Two

Join us on January 23, 2018 for a hands-on cooking class to learn about the wonders of downsizing meals. In this class you will learn to reduce recipes, equip your kitchen, stock your pantry, food safety, and healthy cooking methods.

Click here for more information and to register. Please submit registration and payment NO LATER than January 16.

Remember - SPACE IS LIMITED!!! Register early!


Montana's Next Generation Conference set for January 26-27th in Shelby

BOZEMAN -- Registration is now open for Montana's Next Generation Conference, which will take place Jan. 26-27 in Shelby. The conference will feature sessions on business planning for the farm or ranch and production workshops. The conference begins at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at the Shelby Civic Center, located at 669 Park Ave.