Food means different things to each of us. For some the taste and smells are delightful, for others it is a reminder of our home and culture and for still others it's just a fact of life. Eating has an important impact on all of our health and wellbeing. Montana State University Extension provides educational programs, applied research projects, and information on food-related subjects ranging from food safety and nutrition breakthroughs to healthy eating on a limited budget.

Cannin ClassMSU Extension work locally with schools, communities, families and individuals healthful eating and active living by providing information and educational programming at the point-of-need to enhance lives, homes, and communities. 

Recent Programming in Ravalli County

Begin a Walking Routine

Buy, Eat, Live Better

Canning Under Pressure: Preserve Your Garden Bounty

Food Fact Sheets

Knife Skills: Incorporate more produce in your family meals

Plan to Can

ServSafe Manager (8-hour course)

Walking Map of Hamilton


Want to request a program?

Katelyn Andersen serves as the Family and Consumer Science faculty member at the MSU Extension Office in Ravalli County. She is available to teach by request for groups by contacting her at 406-375-6611 or by email.

Connect via the MSU Ravalli County Extension Facebook page and watch local news media to learn about Family and Consumer Science classes and programs happening in your area.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Montana State University and Montana State University Extension prohibit discrimination in all of their programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital and family status. Issued in furtherance of cooperative extension work in agriculture and home economics, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cody Stone, Director of Extension, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717.