Thomas M. “Tommy” Bass
Associate Extension Specialist


MissionTommy Bass

Provide support to county agents, producers, and other stakeholders in matters of animal waste management, AFO/CAFO management, animal mortality management, agricultural water quality regulations/policy, agricultural and commercial composting, sustainable agricultural, and agroemergency preparedness.



  • 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. Candidate in Ecology and Environmental Science, LRES, Montana State University (Topic: Local Beef Supply Chain Optimization, expected graduation in 2020)


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Tommy Bass compost pile