The REAL Deal

  Resource Education and Agriculture Leadership
March 2015

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Now accepting applications for Class II of REAL Montana!

Class I

Are you committed to the future viability of natural resources in Montana? Do you want to become a more effective leader in your community, industry, and state?

If these themes resonate with you or someone you know, an exciting opportunity is available. Applications are now open for Class II of REAL Montana. Up to 20 applicants will be competitively selected to take part in the two-year program focused on leadership development, natural resource education, professional skill building, and networking.

Complete information, including program expectations, Class II dates, and the online application form, is available at All applications must be received by May 31, 2015.

Meet Class I

The inaugural class of REAL represents a diverse cross-section of natural resource industries across Montana. Nineteen participants were competitively selected based on leadership capabilities and willingness to serve in decision-making roles upon completing the program. For photos and biographies of Class I, CLICK HERE.

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.





Class I is winding down a successful run as the inaugural group of REAL Montana leaders. As we prepare for our May 16 graduation, it is exciting to look ahead and start planning for future participants! Applications for Class II of REAL Montana will be available March 1-May 31 at Please contact me with any questions about the program.

- Janelle Booth
Director, REAL Montana
MSU Extension

Seminar 9: State Government & Water Issues, March 12-14, 2015 in Helena

Seminar 10: Timber; Class I GRADUATION, May 14-16, 2015 in Kalispell

Applications for Class II: Due May 31, 2015



REAL Montana
Janelle Booth
Program Director

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

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