Take Our Survey!

Do you buy and/or sell food in the Greater Billings Area?  If so, please take our survey!

By Michal DeChellis

The Greater Billings Area stakeholders participating in AERO’s Community Food System Assessment work (CFSA) have put together three surveys to better understand the current resources and needs of their community.  

These three surveys seek to gather information from individuals, organizations, and businesses who buy and/or sell food in the Greater Billings Area (GBA), which they have defined as comprising the Yellowstone, Carbon, Stillwater, Golden Valley, Musselshell, Rosebud, Treasure, and Big Horn (excluding Crow Agency) counties. (If you primarily purchase/sell food in Bozeman, Great Falls, Helena, Missoula, etc., these surveys are not for you.)

We want to hear from YOU! As someone who cares about the well-being of your community, and if you buy and/or sell food in the Greater Billings Area counties, please participate in the surveys that apply to you!

  •   Community Member Survey– For all eaters. If you regularly purchase food in Billings or one of the counties in the GBA, take this survey!
  • Farm and/or Ranch Business Survey– For owners or managers of farm and/or ranch businesses who sell product in any of the GBA counties.
  • Food Business Survey– For current owners or operators of Food Businesses (including restaurants, grocery stores, processing facilities, distribution sites, farmers markets, specialty food businesses, value-added food production) in the GBA.

Each survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete and can be anonymous. Your participation is voluntary and you may choose to withdraw at any time. Your responses will only be used for this project and will not be shared with any third party. Surveys close on March 31st, 2024.

About AERO’s Community Food System Assessments

In 2022, with funding from Western SARE, AERO’s MT Food Economy Initiative (MFEI) embarked on a 3-year project to facilitate in-depth community food system assessments with stakeholders in three communities:

  • Greater Helena Area
  • the communities of the Fort Belknap Reservation
  • Greater Billings Area

The goal of the program is to help stakeholders in each of these communities lead their own inquiry into the state of their local food system and opportunities for improving it; as well as develop resources and networks for taking action as a cohort.  

Please share this invitation with colleagues and friends in the community.

For questions about the surveys or about the project, please email AERO’s MFEI Program Manager, Michal DeChellis, at mfei@aeromt.org


Thank you for your support of AERO and MFEI!

Michal DeChellis

MFEI Program Manager

Alternative Energy Resources Organization

Mailing address: PO Box 1558, Helena MT 59624-1558

Physical address: 32 S Ewing St #314, Helena MT 59601