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Analytical Laboratory

What We Do


Our mission is to provide reliable and defendable analytical results for the Department of Agriculture's feed, fertilizer, and pesticide programs as well as to the public on a fee for service basis.


Operating under an agreement between the Department and the Montana State University Agriculture Experiment Station enables the laboratory to reduce operating costs by sharing the facility, personnel, equipment, and operations. This ensures that farmers, ranchers, state and federal agencies, the public, and researchers receive analytical services in a timely and economical manner. 


We Analyze:

  • Feed
  • Fertilizer
  • Pesticide residues in soil/vegetation/water
  • Water (Livestock)
  • Forage


Please contact the lab directly about unique sample types or about our QA/QC practices.


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Heidi Hickes
Laboratory Bureau Chief
McCall Hall, Montana State University

PO Box 173620
Bozeman, MT  59717-3620
phone: (406) 994-3383
E-mail: hhickes@mt.gov


Published: Wed Oct 19 14:15:00 MDT 2011.
Last Modified: Mon Aug 22 14:05:44 MDT 2016