Montana State University Extension Service Records 1912-1970
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The Extension service originated with the agricultural societies founded in the early days of the American republic which provided educational opportunities for farmers and industrial workers. These agricultural societies were influential in the passage of legislation in 1862, permitting the establishment of Colleges of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in all states. In 1887, Agricultural Experiment Stations were authorized and the Cooperative Extension Service was established in 1914 ...
The Milk River Irrigation Project was established to create irrigation access to farm lands of Central and Eastern Montana. The project involved the construction of Sherburne Dam, near Glacier National Park, and a series of other dams and viaducts to collect and divert the waters of the St. Mary River east to the north fork of the Milk River. The project was authorized in 1903 and construction began in 1906, with its major completion in 1946. From the description of Milk River Irriga...