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Farm to School enriches the connection communities have with fresh, healthy food and local food producers by changing food purchasing and education practices at K-12 schools and preschools. Students gain access to healthy, local foods as well as education opportunities such as school gardens, cooking lessons and farm field trips. Farm to school empowers children and their families to make informed food choices while strengthening the local economy and contributing to vibrant communities. 40% of Montana school districts surveyed by USDA say they participate in farm to school activities.

Montana Farm to School is a collaboration between the Montana Office of Public Instruction, Montana Team Nutrition Program, Montana State University, and other partners.


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Local Farms, Local Kids: A Montana Farm to School Movie from the Mission Mountain Food Enterprise Center

 

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Request for Proposals: Montana Pulse Market Development Grant Program

Proposals due by March 1st, 2018

Request for Proposals: Montana Pulse Market Development Grant Program

Research proposals sought by Alfalfa Seed Committee

Proposals due February 2, 2018

Research proposals sought by Alfalfa Seed Committee

Helena, Mont. – The Montana Alfalfa Seed Committee is seeking proposals for demonstration projects, applied research, and market development projects designed to address needs and opportunities for Montana’s alfalfa seed industry. Proposals are due February 2, 2018.

MDA hiring Central Services Division Administrator

MDA hiring Central Services Division Administrator

Helena, Mont. – The Montana Department of Agriculture is currently accepting applications for the position of Central Services Division Administrator.

Click here for the full job posting on the State of Montana jobs website.

 

Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council Business Meeting

January 9, 2018 in Great Falls

Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council Business Meeting

Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council Business Meeting 
Date: January 9, 2018
Where: Great Falls, MT
Time: 10:00 a.m - 1:30 p.m.
Place: Best Western Heritage Inn

Requesting Specialty Crop Block Grant Applications

Over $1 million in funding available for Montana agriculture, proposals due by Feb. 15, 2018

Requesting Specialty Crop Block Grant Applications

Helena, Mont. - The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) is now accepting applications for an estimated $1.2 million in federal funding available through the Specialty Crop Block Grant (SCBG) program. This competitive grant program is designed to expand markets for Montana specialty crops.