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Now accepting applications for Class III!

Are you or someone you know passionate about the future of natural resource industries in Montana? Is there a leader in your business or local community that is ready to step into a bigger role and is looking for intense professional development? If so, REAL Montana (Resource Education and Agriculture Leadership) is now accepting applications for Class III! The application process runs from March 1-May 31, 2017. Class III members will be announced in July and the first seminar kicks off in Bozeman on September 20th.
For complete program information and to apply, visit

Class III Schedule

REAL Montana builds a network of informed and engaged leaders to advance the natural resource industries in Montana. The two-year program features eight in-state seminars, a national study tour in Washington D.C., and a ten-day international experience.




September 7-9, 2017

1 - Teambuilding;
Montana’s Growing Economy

November 2-4, 2017
2 - Media & Communications


January 18-20, 2018

3 - Coal & Culture


March 2018 (5-7 days)

4 - Federal Policy

Washington D.C.

June 21-23, 2018

5 - Oil & Gas Development


September 20-22, 2018

6 - Food Production


Early November 2018
(10 days)

7 - International Trip

Destination announced in March 2018

January 24-26, 2019

8 - Hard Rock Mining;
Montana’s New Economy


March 14-16, 2019

9 - State Government


May 16-18, 2019

10 - Timber; Graduation


Our Advisory Board

The REAL Montana Advisory Board consists of 10 industry leaders from across the state who donate countless hours to ensure REAL Montana is a success. CLICK HERE to meet our Advisory Board.

REAL Montana Sponsors

REAL Montana is made possible through the generous support of a broad group of public and private entities. CLICK HERE for a complete list of program sponsors. For information on becoming a sponsor of REAL Montana, please contact the Program Director.







REAL Montana
Janelle Booth, Program Director
Tara Becken, Program Coordinator

MSU Extension
Culbertson Hall
PO Box 170535
Bozeman, MT 59717-0535

Tel: (406) 994-6480
Fax: (406) 994-1905