Category Archives: What’s New

Help Plan the Next Growing Food Business Workshops!

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 … Continue reading

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Growing Food (and a Business!) in the Flathead

Last spring, Tawnya Rourke Kelly attended AERO’s Growing Food Businesses workshop that was held in the Flathead. Tawnya, a practicing permaculturist, currently owns and runs, “HeartStead Home & Garden LLC,” a landscape business that helps people in the Flathead design … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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AERO Annual Report and Letter from Board Chair

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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Troy Farmers’ Market: Increasing Food Access in the Yaak!

Five years ago, Shawna Kelsey thought she was working to increase access to healthy food in rural Montana by starting a Farmers’ Market in Troy, in the northwest corner of Montana.  Working for the Yaak Valley Forest Council, Shawna collaborated with a … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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