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Mission Mountain Food Enterprise Center


The food & agricultural development center in Ronan operates as a division of Lake County Community Development Corporation under Mission Mountain Food Enterprise Center.


The center, which includes food processing facilities, serves as a multi-dimensional local, regional and statewide development resource that has influenced changes in the value chain from farm and ranch production, to food innov­ation processing, to distribution of local food and finally to the consumers' plates.


The purpose of the center is to:

  • assist in development of food and value-added agricultural business;
  • collaborate in statewide efforts to increase Montana's capacity to produce food, farm-derived renewable energy and other value-added agricultural products;
  • and enhance local food system development within our local communities.


Mission Mountain Food Enterprise Center offers:


  • Food product and market testing & development.
  • Food Safety
  • Food labeling, packaging development & sourcing
  • Processing for farm-to-cafeteria markets
  • Food business assistance & co-op development
  • Guidance on organic certification
  • Food Science Technical Assistance



Contact the center for information related to product development, regulatory compliance, and other assistance in developing new products from farm to market. The center also has information regarding farm-based energy production and other value-added agricultural enterprises.


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Mission Mountain Food Enterprise Center
407 Main Street NW
Ronan, MT 59864
Phone: 406-676-5901
Jan Tusick, ext. 111
Karl Sutton, ext. 114


Published: Wed Jun 22 16:27:00 MDT 2011.
Last Modified: Fri Aug 29 12:08:15 MDT 2014