Category Archives: Food and Agriculture News

Abundant MT Directory Awarded Dep’t of Tourism E-Marketing Technology Grant

A proposal to add agritourism e-marketing functionality within AERO’s online Abundant MT Directory was recently awarded $26,700 in funding by the Department of Tourism. The vision for AERO’s Abundant Montana Agritourism E‐Marketing Project is to provide a service to farmers, ranchers, and … Continue reading

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Montana Food Regulations – Written Comments Accepted Through Feb 17th

The Montana Food Policy Modernization Project represents an unprecedented opportunity for everyone, producer or consumer, to have a say regarding how food is regulated in the state. If you have something to add to this conversation, submit a written comment … Continue reading

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MOA Annual Conference & Member Meeting – Dec. 12-14

MOA’s 11th Annual Conference and Member Meeting December 12 – 14, 2013, Flathead Valley Community College, Kalispell, MT Facts and Fiction of GMOs, breeding and saving organic seeds, cover cropping for weed and pest control, and improving the health of the … Continue reading

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Ag Task Force Meeting Held August 27

On August 27th, members of AERO’s Ag Task Force convened in Power, Montana to discuss current challenges for small scale producers in Montana and opportunities for AERO to support and grow the local food movement in Montana. Participants were given … Continue reading

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Farm to Cafeteria Manual for Montana Now Available

AERO and NCAT have collaborated on a how-to guide for producers, foodservice, professionals, and local leaders interested in getting more fresh, local food into schools and other institutions. Download it here!

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Seed Saving Primer

If any of you fine folks are interested in learning more about seed saving it is important to be aware of a few things, including pollination style, plant families and plant evaluation. It would be great to see some of your seeds at the Annual Meeting Seed Swap!! Continue reading

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Sustainable Food & Agriculture Youth Leadership Retreat – Apply Now

The first-ever Youth Leadership Retreat, open to Montana high school sophomores and juniors, is an interactive leadership retreat centered on healthy living and sustainable food and agriculture. We want you to be a part of this formative experience. The Youth Leadership … Continue reading

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Register for a Sept. 5th Bitterroot Valley Farm Tour

Join MSU Extension and many other partners for a tour of two Bitterroot Valley farms that are part of the Montana Sustainable Growers Union. Leaving Missoula Wednesday, September 5th at 8:00am and returning 4:00pm, the tour bus will take you … Continue reading

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