Montana State University Extension offers free webinar classes to support healthy living

Staff reports
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BOZEMAN — Montana State University Extension will offer free webinars throughout the month of May as a way of fostering social connection and learning.

The webinars are planned for noon on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in May, with topics focused on food supply, home maintenance, nutrition, financial health, mental health and more. Classes may be added on Mondays and Fridays.

The webinars will include a time for questions and answers at the end of the presentations. Programs are recorded for future viewing.

Katelyn Andersen, MSU Extension agent in Ravalli County, said MSU Extension has already produced multiple recordings of online webinars spanning the topics of mental health, financial health, exercise and nutrition, and gardening.

Andersen said the webinars began April 1 with a goal of providing 15 to 20 minutes of education that could serve to connect a statewide audience with opportunities for questions and interactions. As classes were curated, some presentations lengthened from 20 minutes to 50 minutes.

“The goal was to provide social connections virtually through Extension faculty with relevant content information to help everyone stay calm during the changes of stay-at-home orders and to keep morale up,” Andersen said.

Webinars offered throughout May can be found online at noon at this meeting link: Participants are invited to log on at 11:55 a.m.

For more information about upcoming topics, visit MSU Extension’s Facebook page at To view past recordings, visit the MSU Extension Ravalli County YouTube Channel at