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Agricultural Development
Montana crops

The department offers many resources to help grow Montana businesses and rural communities while adding value to Montana-grown crops and livestock.

  • The department oversees a network of Food & Ag Development Centers that offers training in business planning, commercial food preparation, food safety, farm-based energy development, and other topics.
  • The Growth Through Agriculture grant and loan program provides resources to food and agriculture-related businesses. Staff also provide training and assistance in domestic and international marketing with other development agencies.
  • The department facilitates loans to beginning farmers and ranchers, and offers small loans to agricultural youth involved in programs such as 4-H and FFA.
  • The department administers the Montana Noxious Weed Trust Fund grant program. The grant program is designed to assist counties, local communities, researchers, and educators in their efforts to solve a variety of weed problems in Montana.



Montana Department of Agriculture
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-3144
E-mail: agr@mt.gov
Fax: (406) 444-5409


Published: Wed Jun 22 11:04:00 MDT 2011.
Last Modified: Wed Aug 06 16:20:01 MDT 2014