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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: Kim Falcon


Agriculture Development & Marketing Bureau

  • Marketing and Business Assistance
  • Grants and Loans
  • Agriculture Curriculum Development
  • Agricultural Statistics
  • Commodity Check-off Programs
  • Montana State Hail Insurance


Wheat & Barley Bureau, Great Falls

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


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


Agricultural Services Bureau

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





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: October 13, 2015 1:07:48 PM MDT