Green Fields of Montana: A Brief History of Irrigation

By Stanley W. Howard. Softcover, 146 pages, photos.
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A study of irrigation in Montana, from an author who knew the subject well.

Stanley W. Howard was born in Sidney, Montana in 1919 and spent his early years on an irrigated farm. He received a B.S. in Agriculture in 1947 from Montana State College (Montana State University), and an M.S. in 1959 from Montana State after graduate work at Colorado State College (Colorado State University), Fort Collins, and Cornell University, Ithica, New York.

During an Extension Service career that began in 1947, Howard served as Extension Irrigation Specialist and was a County Agent in irrigated areas in Fairfield, Hamilton, Townsend, Dillon, and Helena, Montana. He also wrote a Country Agent's column for the Fairfield Times as well as for the Townsend Star. Howard retired from the Montana Extension Servis as Lewis and Clark Agircultural Agent in 1981.

During the 1950s, Howard served as contributing Irrigation Editor for the Montana Farmer-Stockman and also served as secretary for the Montana Reclamation Association. In the 1960s he served as Montana Director-at-Large for the Upper Missouri Water Users Association and received their Distinguished Sevice Award for Montana in 1979.

Softcover, 146 pages, photos.