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Start-up Resources

Getting Started

Helping Montana agricultural producers and processors to develop new businesses.

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.






Linda Howard
Montana Department of Agriculture
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-5425
E-mail: LHoward@mt.gov
Fax: (406) 444-9442


Published: Thu Jan 12 15:03:00 MST 2012.
Last Modified: Mon Apr 06 11:06:56 MDT 2015