Registration is not yet open for the 406 Grazing Academy to be held June 20-24, 2024. Please check back in early spring.

The three-day grazing academy is aimed at ranchers seeking to hone their grazing management skills. Classroom activities will take place in eastern Montana at locations yet to be determined. 

Workshop participants will gain practical information designed to help them make strategic decisions for their ranches. MSU educators, Montana ranchers and other range managers from across the state will lead the workshop, sharing expertise on topics that include economic optimum stocking rates, diverse grazing strategies, range monitoring, extending the grazing season, livestock-wildlife relations, targeted grazing, and coping with drought, wildfire and poisonous plants. 

Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop to practice navigating online tools, such as the USDA Web Soil Survey. Participants may also bring a map of their ranch for ranch-specific questions and discussion.

For more information, contact any of the following: Stacey Barta at or 406-594-8481; Jeff Mosley at or 406-994-5601; or Rachel Frost at or 406-994-3724.


The event is a collaboration between the MSU Extension Range Management Program, the Rangeland Resources Program in the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, and the Dan Scott Ranch Management Program in the Department of Animal and Range Sciences in MSU’s College of Agriculture. Montana Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative is the academy sponsor.