Serving Montana Agriculture and growing prosperity under the Big Sky

Analytical Lab

What We Do

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Our mission is to provide reliable and defendable analytical results for the Department of Agriculture's Feed, Fertilizer, Pesticide, Hemp, and Groundwater Protection 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's Montana Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES) enables the laboratory to reduce operating costs by sharing facilities, 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.

The laboratory is accredited to the ISO17025 standard for specific test methods and is certified by the National Forage Testing Association (NFTA) for forage testing. 

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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Analytical Lab Forms & Files



Montana Rules & Code: Analytical Lab Services