MSU Extension Butte-Silver Bow County

Creator: unknown, 1910

The county Extension, a service of Montana State University, improves the lives of Montana citizens by providing unbiased research-based education and information that integrates learning, discovery and engagement to strengthen the social, economic and environmental well-being of individuals, families, and communities.


The activities of the office are to further agricultural productions and economic development through programs intended to increase beef production, conserve soil and water resources, and expand crop production. Human resources are developed through participation in such programs as 4-H Clubs (Montana 4H website), consumer education, nutrition, and family economics.

Community Nutrition Classes

CREATES one-time cooking classes

Wednesdays: July 11, July 25, Aug. 8, Aug. 22


2nd floor Small Business Development Center, 305 W. Mercury Street, Butte

CREATES are one-time cooking and basic nutrition lessons for adults and families on MyPlate nutrition, inventive recipes for tasty summer dishes using seasonal produce, safe food handling, using a chef’s knife and the benefits of physical activity.

Eating Smart * Being Active multi-lesson series

Mondays 1:00pm – 2:30pm, starting July 2 through Aug. 27

1st floor Small Business Development Center, Gym Dandy Kitchen

305 W. Mercury Street, Butte

Eating Smart * Being Active is a nine lesson series geared for limited income adults who want to be more active; learn how to prepare nutrient dense meals that taste great; and stretch food dollars. Participants will cook and taste recipes in every lesson and receive a free cookbook and kitchen gadgets. 

All classes are free. Preregister and receive class updates. Class size, minimum 3.

Sign-up for CREATES and Eating Smart * Being Active classes in Butte at or contact SNAP-Ed Instructor Abbie Phillip at 406-723-0217 or email For more information, see the Buy Eat Live Better Facebook and Pinterest pages.