Posts By: Corrie Williamson

Join us March 27 for Local Foods Day at the Capitol

Local Food Day at the Capitol Rotunda

Why does local food matter to you? Join Us to Celebrate Montana’s Local Food Economy – YOUR Presence and YOUR Voice Matters! WHAT:            Local Food Day at the Capitol: Celebrating the Impact of Montana-Grown Food on Our Economy, Health, and Communities WHEN:            Monday, March 27, 2017 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. WHERE: Capitol Rotunda in… Read more »

Save the Date! 2017 AERO Expo is SET!


Plan to join us in 2017 for another incredible gathering! AERO’s Board of Directors Expo and Annual Meeting Committee has been hard at work planning. Please add the date to your calendar, give us a shout if you’re interested in sponsorship (info here), and stay tuned for a venue and keynote speaker announcement, coming soon.

Help Plan the Next Growing Food Business Workshops!

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AERO is very happy to share that we’ve been awarded funding from the Western Extension Risk Management Education Center to offer MORE of our workshop series on “Growing Food Businesses: Opportunities Under the New Food Laws.” Over 100 folks participated in our workshop series last spring, and we are excited to bring important knowledge, resources,… Read more »

Get a Project Done: Send Us Your Work Party Proposals!

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Dear Friends of AERO and Food and Ag Task Force Members, Do you have a food, farm, or agricultural project you want to see completed while educating and building community? Let us help! Last summer, AERO had the unique opportunity to help some of our members make a long-standing dream a reality. In July, we… Read more »

Please Share: AERO Will Extend Search for Executive Director


Dear Friends: After an initial application and interview process, we have chosen to extend our search for the right person to lead AERO as Executive Director. Over the past two years, AERO has grown in staff size, program capacity, and membership, and we are looking for a passionate, capable leader to carry that momentum forward…. Read more »

AERO Annual Report and Letter from Board Chair

AERO Board and ED Jan 2017

AERO Board President’s Report: AERO is rocking the Kasbah! It’s time to jump on the train and get involved in some of this awesomeness. The board met for our annual yearly planning meeting at a rustic cabin in Seeley Lake. There, surrounded by piles of snow and while throwing more logs on the fire, we… Read more »

Upcoming Food Safety Trainings


Thanks to Betsy Miller, the Montana Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Specialist, for the consolidated list! Food Safety Trainings Ongoing Certified Food Protection Manager Trainings:  Click here Feb. 6 – Wholesale Success: a program designed to help small and mid-acreage fruit and vegetable farmers with one of the biggest challenges they face: growing their business! This class will… Read more »

Support Clean Energy During the Legislative Session!


Friends, we know you movers and shakers out there are working hard for change on so many levels and in so many sectors, but we hope you’ll take some time to support clean energy initiatives in our state during the 2017 legislative session. Economically, environmentally, politically, now is the time to work to make our… Read more »