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Domestic Trade

Local, Regional, and National Marketing

Helping Montana agricultural producers and processors to promote their products to domestic markets
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Bread from Montana wheat

Whether you're a start-up or an established company looking for new markets, we can help.  Our assistance is targeted to value-added agricultural companies, those who either grow the product and process it or those who use Montana agricultural ingredients in their processed products. We also assist those who grow specialty crops to sell as fresh products to Montana's consumers, food service, and groceries.


We've also contracted with Montana Food and Agriculture Development Centers, a network of small business assistance professionals across the state. 


Knowing where to start when developing a new business is key to success. Below are some resources that can help.


Business Planning, Feasibility, Financing

Regulations & Licensing




For one-on-one assistance with starting up your business, contact the marketing officer listed below or your local Food & Ag Development Center.






Steph Hystad
Montana Department of Agriculture
302 North Roberts
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-5425
E-mail: shystad@mt.gov
Fax: (406) 444-9442


Published: Thu Jan 05 14:04:00 MST 2012.
Last Modified: Mon Aug 22 14:50:00 MDT 2016