Thomas M. “Tommy” Bass
Associate Extension Specialist


MissionTommy Bass

To provide support to county agents, producers, processors, and other stakeholders in matters of livestock environmental management, general conservation, ag and food emergency management, alternative livestock production systems, and local meat processing and marketing.


  • 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 2023)

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Tommy Bass compost pile