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Montana Beef in Montana Schools

Helping Montana Schools Source Montana Beef

Montana Beef in Montana Schools
Montana Beef in Montana Schools

Montana beef in Montana schools just makes sense.  There are enough cattle in Montana to supply the schools, and by working with Montana beef processors, Montana schools can get Montana beef the way they need it.


Below are some resources to help schools get started.


Did You Know

A sheet explaining some of the important aspects of Montana Beef in Montana Schools.

Montana Beef Processors Map & Directory

A map and directory of the Montana beef processors who have indicated an interest in working towards Montana beef in Montana schools.

Purchasing Local Food - Guidelines for Montana School Food Service Programs

Developed by Montana State University - Bozeman's Team Nutrition and the Office of Public Instruction, with help from the Montana Department of Agriculture, this manual explains how schools can source and use local products, including Montana beef.


It Can Be Done!

View this video to see how some schools are working with local producers to prioritize local foods, including beef, in schools.  Courtesy of FoodCorps Montana.




Marty Earnheart
Montana Department of Agriculture
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-2402
E-mail: MEarnheart@mt.gov
Fax: (406) 444-9442


Published: Mon Aug 20 08:52:00 MDT 2012.
Last Modified: Mon Aug 22 14:50:00 MDT 2016