Agriculture & Botany in Montana

Study Agriculture in Big Sky Country, Montana

Montana has a large amount of biking, riding, and hiking trails accessible to the public. You can join a trail crew that is responsible for maintaining the trails so the public can continue to enjoy them. Lend a hand and move dirt, build structures, or cut down branches and trees.

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Sojourn – Gain a better understanding of the community you’re visiting. Learn about different religions or spiritual practices. How do these impact the communities? How does religion or spirituality influence local traditions?

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Savor – Will you choose sweet or savory? Take the time to visit local markets and discover unique local ingredients. Learn how to prepare traditional meals & local favorites.

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Tip of the Tongue – Each morning, take the time to learn a few basic greetings and phrases in the local language. Learn how to write greetings & your name in the local script.

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A Wrinkle in Time – History influences our present. Discover the history of the country you visit. Hear the stories of your guides & their family history. Where do they come from?

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Journal Journeys – Take some time to reflect on the day’s events and document your journey. Spend a moment journaling about the day had & day ahead. These are memories for a lifetime!

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Culture – From local dances, festivals, or simple gestures to communicate – all of these make up a country’s culture. Learn and practice cultural norms & how to show respect in the culture you visit.

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To begin your trip to Montana in order to study agriculture you will start in the city of Bridger. Fly into the city of Billings and take a short drive south to Bridger. Stay at a local ranch-turned-B&B and spend the rest of the day by going on a horseback ride while enjoying the splendid scenery of bright blue skies and green pastures.

Wake up to the warm sun shining through your window and enjoy a farm-fresh breakfast before taking a farm tour of On Thyme Gourmet. This farm grows garlic and herbs and uses them in olive oil and butter. You will get to walk through their crops and learn about their process of making delicious organic products. After your tour, you will drive back to Billings where you will stay for the night. Spend the extra time you have in your day to explore the shops downtown, get yummy ice cream and visit the multiple bars in the area before turning in for the night.

Start your day at a reasonable time and stop for some coffee and breakfast on the way to Bozeman. Enjoy the views along the way before taking a tour of the Amaltheia Organic Dairy. This goat cheese farm produces two thousand pounds of cheese weekly! You will get to tour the cheese facility while enjoying mountain views and the sound of a nearby stream. At the end of your tour, try one of their flavored chevres and buy one for on the go to enjoy later. Once back in the city stop at the Montana Honey Bee Company and learn about and taste the different types of honey they offer. For dinner, find a local restaurant and enjoy a cold beer.

Today you will get to take a tour of an alpaca farm. Over 120 alpacas live at Alpacas of Montana and help produce locally handcrafted products. At this farm, you will get to see and learn how soft wool becomes socks, hats, and scarfs. Witness their shearing process, how they feed and manage their alpacas, and how they can stay successful as an agricultural business. After spending a day with alpacas, head back into the city and stroll downtown through the shops.

Begin your day by taking a drive to Missoula. Stop at your hotel before heading to the Red Hen Farm. Today you will get to take any of the agriculture classes available at the time you visit. These classes can include orchard care, native pollinators and plants, grafting fruit trees, and planning your own garden. Whichever class you choose to take you will enjoy getting your hands dirty. You can also take a tour of their farm and pick your own berries to take home with you. After a fun filled day, head to downtown Missoula and stop in at a local bar.

Grab some breakfast and enjoy a delicious coffee at a local cafe before heading to Kalispell. Once in town stop at the Fieldheads Coffee Company. This coffee company produces small batches to bring rich and desirable flavors to their roasted coffee beans. Tour the facility and learn the companies process of getting freshly roasted beans packaged and shipped all in one day. While at their facilities, make sure to enjoy a cup of java and taste the goodness first-hand for a satisfying coffee adventure.

With your trip coming to an end, drive back to Bozeman and take a flight back home.

For those who study agriculture, Montana is filled with unique and diverse learning opportunities. While in Big sky country you will get to tour multiple facilities and learn how different agriculture businesses produce fresh and organic products people love. From an herb farm to a goat cheese dairy, you will have insight on the hard work that is put into daily routines and processes that result in the best quality.


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