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The Montana Cherry Research & Market Development Program was created by a vote of cherry producers following a process outlined in the Agricultural Commodity Research and Market Development Enabling Act (MCA 80-11-5).

The Cherry Program is administered by the Montana Department of Agriculture, which receives advice from the five-member Montana Cherry Advisory Committee. The committee invites proposals to fund demonstration projects, applied research and market development projects designed to address Montana's cherry industry needs and opportunities.

Montana Cherry Symposium

Coming to Polson, Montana, Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The Montana Cherry Symposium will be a hands-on interactive learning experience for all attendees. The Symposium will bring together experts from the cherry industry, producers and providers. Working together, they will discover tools to grow the cherry industry and their businesses in Montana.

Speakers will engage the participants in a hands-on, exciting learning experience. They will learn how to best grow the beautiful cherries of the Flathead region. Breakout sessions will encourage interaction between participants and presenters through networking and discussion. The speakers and growers panel will entertain topics and answer questions that directly affect producers.

Download the 2016 Cherry Symposium Registration Form (.pdf format)

Montana Cherry Cook-Off

In conjunction with the Montana Cherry Symposium

The Cherry Cook-Off is all about developing new ways to present Flathead cherries in a variety of new dishes. Prizes will be awarded for the most outstanding recipes as well as a People's Choice winner.

Download the 2016 Cherry Cook-Off Registration Form (.pdf format)

Want to sponsor or have a booth at this event? Check out the reasons here. Ready to sponsor or sign up for a booth? Download the sponsor/vendor registration form here.

Board Members

Name Contact Info Term End Qualifications
Lise Rousseau 34126 S. Finley
Polson, MT 59860
5/17/2017 Producer, Chair
Bruce Johnson 25835 Sunset Vista Lane
Big Fork, MT 59911
5/18/2018 Producer
Mark St Sauver 23258 MT Hwy 35
Big Fork, MT 59911
5/19/2018 Producer
John Nasgovitz 2535 Gilbert Ave
Missoula, MT 59802
5/20/2018 Producer
Cody Herring 31744 Yellow Bay Lane
Big Fork, MT 59911-0225
5/17/2017 Processing Representative, Vice-Chair

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Agricultural Development Division
Phone : (406) 444-2402
E-mail : agr@mt.gov
Fax : (406) 444-9442
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601

 

Montana Legislature - Look up bill information for the 2017 session

Montana Legislature - Look up bill information for the 2017 session
Are you interested in bills at the 2017 Montana Legislature that may affect agriculture? Use the Montana Legislative Branch's online LAWS website to look up current bill information.

Cherry Research & Market Development Forms & Files

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