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Montana State's new ranching system degree prepares students for post-graduation success

Growing up on a guest ranch near Emigrant meant that Cayden Rose had no doubts about his career aspirations when he arrived at Montana State University in 2019. Now a graduating senior from the College of Agriculture's Dan Scott Ranch Management Program, he's confident he made the right choice.

"It was a perfect fit," said Rose of the new degree program, which was introduced during the 2019-20 academic year and graduated its first student in December 2021. "I was excited about it when it came along."

Rose was majoring in rangeland ecology at the time the new program debuted and was immediat...