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Department Mission

"To protect producers and consumers, and to enhance and develop agriculture and allied industries."

 

Department Programs & Background

Montana Department of Agriculture operates more than 30 programs, many funded entirely through user fees. These include regulatory programs that protect producers, consumers and the environment, as well as development and marketing programs to foster growth in Montana agriculture. The Director's Office also serves as an advocate for Montana agriculture in national and international forums and works to make the department's programs accessible to the public. Select a navigation link for more information.

 

Director's Office

Director: Ron de Yong
Central Services Division Administrator: Libbi H. Lovshin
Attorney: Cort Jensen
Public Information Specialist: Jayson O'Neill

 

Agricultural Development Division

Deputy Director and Administrator: Joel A. Clairmont, (406) 444-2402

 

Ag Marketing & Business Development Bureau

  • Marketing and Business Assistance
  • Grants and Loans
  • Agriculture Curriculum Development

 

Wheat & Barley Bureau, Great Falls

  • Producer funded research and marketing
  • Hosts foreign buyers and delegations
     

Rural Development Bureau

  • Agricultural Finance
  • Agricultural Statistics
  • Commodity Check-off Programs
  • State Hail Insurance

 

State Grain Laboratory, Great Falls

  • Federally licensed grain inspection

 

Montana Ag Statistics Service

  • USDA's NASS Montana Field Office

 

Agricultural Sciences Division

Administrator: Greg Ames, (406) 444-2944


Analytical Laboratory Bureau, Bozeman

  • Tests feed, pesticides, fertilizer, water

 

Commodity Services Bureau

  • Anhydrous Ammonia
  • Feed/ Fertilizer
  • Grain Warehouses & Auditing
  • Organic Certification
  • Produce/ Seed/ Seed Potatoes

 

Pest Management Bureau

  • Apiary/ Alfalfa Leaf Cutter Bees 
  • Export Certification
  • Noxious Weeds
  • Noxious Weed Seed Free Forage
  • Nursery/ Quarantine
  • Cooperative Ag Pest Survey

 

Technical Services Bureau

  • Groundwater
  • Licensing and Registration
  • Pesticides
  • Special Pesticide Registrations
  • Vertebrate Pests

 

 

Board, Councils and Committees

The department receives advice from, and has attached to it, the following:

  • Agriculture Development Council
  • Alfalfa Seed Committee
  • Cherry Advisory Committee
  • Hail Insurance Board
  • Mint Committee
  • Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council
  • Noxious Weed Seed Free Forage Advisory Council
  • Noxious Weed Summit Advisory Council
  • Organic Commodity Advisory Council
  • Potato Advisory Committee
  • Pulse Crop Advisory Committee
  • Wheat & Barley Committee

 

 
 

Contacts

 

Montana Department of Agriculture
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-3144
E-mail: agr@mt.gov
Fax: (406) 444-5409

 

Published: October 13, 2010 2:13:00 PM MDT.
Last Modified: February 10, 2014 4:47:30 PM MST