Welcome to the Montana Department of Agriculture's collection of online information to help you Start a Farm or Food Business. If you are looking to start or expand your farming operation, or want to start or expand your food/agricultural manufactured product, these resources will get you started.
- Ideas on what will grow, and how to grow it?
Contact Montana University Extension - msuextension.org.
- Need start-up resources?
Get off to a great start by contacting one of Montana’s Food and Agriculture Development Centers (FADCs) for ideas on how to develop your business plan or how to access financing - agr.mt.gov/FADC.
- Looking for ways to finance your business?
Find them on our Grants & Loans page - agr.mt.gov/Grants
And find more on our Marketing page under "Domestic Marketing" - agr.mt.gov/Marketing.
- Ideas on how to sell your product?
Find them on our Marketing page - agr.mt.gov/Marketing.
- Are you a beginning farmer or rancher looking for support?
Visit the Community Food Agriculture Coalition (CFAC) of Missoula County website - www.missoulacfac.org/farmer-support.html