“Big Sky Boots: Working Seasons of a Montana Cowboy” is a coffee table photography book featuring the work of Lauren Chase, the Montana Stockgrowers Association’s (MSGA) multimedia outreach specialist. Chase spent 1½ years gathering photographs for the book, which chronicles Montana’s cowboys.

Big Sky Boots is the first book in a series of five that MSGA plans to develop over the next five years as part of a larger project to bring beef eaters closer to the people who raise and care for cattle. The project uses social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to tell the stories of Montana’s ranching families through photo albums, audio slide shows and videos.

To learn more about the project, or order a copy of the book ($75), visit www.mtbeef.org. The profits from the book will help support the continuation of MSGA’s “Telling the Story of Montana’s Family Ranchers.”