MSU Ag VP has ‘big vision’ to assist producers

Sreekala Bajwa, an expert in precision farming and the new vice president of agriculture at Montana State University, holds a sweeping vision for new role.

“My vision is — and I’m still learning — is to really learn, talk to people and find out what the challenges are and where the opportunities are that we can better serve rural constituents, the agriculture folks of Montana,” Bajwa said last week during an interview in her office at Linfield Hall on the MSU campus.

“But my big vision is we are a land-grant university. I would like to see our research and education touching every person in the state. Falling short of that, every agricultural family in the state,” she said.

Even with the diversification of Montana’s workforce into technology, where Bozeman and Missoula are the leaders, and medical services, where Billings is a regional hub, agriculture remains vital to the Treasure

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