“I am very proud to serve ranchers and farmers on behalf of Montana State University Extension.  Please do not hesitate to give me a call, send me an e-mail or contact me through your local county agent.”

Tommy Bass

Mr. Thomas M. Bass
Livestock Environment 
Associate Specialist
Animal Bioscience Building Room 223
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717-2820
(406) 994-5733  
FAX: (406) 994-5589
e-mail: tmbass@montana.edu

Education:

  • Master of Science in Agricultural Education, Montana State University, (adult and Extension education 2000)
  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture: Animal Science, University of Georgia  (area of interest: animal metabolism and nutrition 1997)
  • Ph.D. Student in Ecology and Environmental Science, LRES, Montana State University, Currently enrolled part-time. Topic: Local Beef Supply Chain Optimization, expected graduation in 2018)

Mr. Bass’ current responsibilities include providing education and technical assistance to producers and other stakeholders regarding manure and nutrient management, AFO/CAFO compliance, and matters of air and water quality related animal agriculture.  In addition, Mr. Bass also conducts programming in agro-security and agro-emergency preparedness.  He is the animal agriculture contact for Montana in the national Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN).  Mr. Bass has also provided support to the AgEd/AOT program at Montana State as an adjunct instructor.

For seven years Mr. Bass served producers as an animal waste specialist with Cooperative Extension at the University of Georgia and has worked on projects and provided education across the U.S. and Canada.  He joined MSU in July of 2007.  His experience includes work with all livestock species as well as poultry.  Mr. Bass’ research and outreach interests also include mortality management, composting, minimum technology waste and water treatment systems, manure and fertilizer equipment calibration, and agriculture’s role in watershed planning.

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