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MSU Extension Seeks Applicants For Agriculture & Resource Leadership Program


Montana State University Extension is offering a new, two-year leadership program for professionals in agriculture and natural resource industries.

The Resource Education and Agriculture Leadership (REAL) Montana training will include participant classes, tours, networking opportunities and travel.

The two-year program features eight in-state seminars, a five-day national study tour in Washington, D.C. and a two-week international trip. Seminars will include: training in agriculture institutions and agencies, natural resource development, public speaking/media, economics, state and federal policy, international trade, urban/rural relationships, water issues, transportation, labor and production costs, entrepreneurship, and other current industry topics.

REAL Montana is limiting the inaugural class to approximately 20 participants who earn a substantial percentage of their livelihoods from Montana agriculture and/or natural resources, who have the willingness and aptitude to develop long-term leadership skills. No age restrictions apply. Program cost will be shared by participants and private industry sponsors. Applications are due by May 31.

Information and application instructions are available at or by contacting Janelle Booth, (406) 994-6480,


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