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The Montana Department of Agriculture manages more than 30 programs, from marketing and business development to licensing and regulating activities to protecting agricultural producers, consumers and the environment. Explore our featured programs below, or use the main menu to browse all MDA programs and services.

In the Spotlight...

Public Meeting Notice: MT Pulse Crop Committee

Conference Call: Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Public Meeting Notice: MT Pulse Crop Committee

The Montana Pulse Crop Committee will hold a conference call on Wednesday, January 22nd at 1:00 p.m.

Computer/Laptop/Smartphone: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/875073077
Dial In: +1 (312) 757-3121 Access Code: 875-073-077

Click to learn more about the MT Pulse Crop Committee.

Documents to download

Public Meeting Notice: Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council Business Meeting & Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grant Hearings

March 2 - 6, 2020 in Helena, MT

Public Meeting Notice: Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council Business Meeting & Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grant Hearings

The Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council will meet from March 2 - 6, 2020 at the Great Northern Hotel (835 Great Northern Blvd.) in Helena, Montana.  The Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grant Hearings will take place during this time.  An agenda will be posted soon.

Click to learn more about the Noxious Weed Trust Fund.

Governor Bullock Celebrates Launch of Montana Craft Malt

Butte facility is the only craft malt-house making product exclusively from Montana barley

Governor Bullock Celebrates Launch of Montana Craft Malt

BUTTE – Governor Steve Bullock today celebrated the completion of construction of Montana Craft Malt, a facility that will produce 10,000 tons of malt per year from world-class Montana-grown barley.

“It’s no secret that Montana’s craft beer industry is thriving, and the state’s growers continue to produce some of the highest quality grain in the world,” Governor Bullock said. “The Montana Craft Malt facility will capitalize on both strengths to help the state’s breweries deliver products that are made in Montana from seed to a pint glass and elevate Montana grown products to an international level.”

2020 Montana Water Summit - "At the Confluence of Land and Water"

March 2 - 4, 2020 in Helena, MT

2020 Montana Water Summit - "At the Confluence of Land and Water"

The goal of the Montana Water Summit is to provide information, spur discussion and explore solutions in a statewide forum to help Montanans address critical tensions at the nexus of land and water planning, management and policy.

Click to learn more and register for the summit.

Conference Location:
Delta Hotels Helena Colonial
2301 Colonial Drive
HELENA, MT 59601

Phone: 406-443-2100

Main Contact:
Ann Schwend
Phone: 406-444-1806
Email: aschwend@mt.gov

Documents to download

Oilseed Growers Petition MDA to Create Advisory Committee

Meeting set for February 14, 2020 in Glendive

Oilseed Growers Petition MDA to Create Advisory Committee

Oilseed Listening Session

  • February 14, 2020 – Glendive, MT
    • 11:00 am – Glendive Agri-Trade Exposition, Sobotka Conference Room (313 S. Merrill Ave. Glendive, MT)

Documents to download

Energy Summit: Things to Know Before you Sign a Surface Agreement

February 13, 2020 in Billings, MT

Energy Summit: Things to Know Before you Sign a Surface Agreement

Montana DNRC's Energy Summit will take place February 13, 2020 at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center. The summit was designed for farmers and ranchers to help them understand thier property rights and land reclamation options when negotiating surface agreements with oil/gas, wind, solar, or utility companies.

Click to learn more and register.

Documents to download

Now Hiring Intern - Lab Assistant

Position Based in Bozeman at MSU

Now Hiring Intern - Lab Assistant

The Montana Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for the following position:

To view and apply for all current State of Montana openings, visit the State of Montana Careers Website.

Now Hiring Potato Inspectors

Positions Based in Bozeman, Toston, Townsend, Manhattan, Dillon, Deer Lodge, Ronan, Kalispell & Polson

Now Hiring Potato Inspectors

The Montana Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for the following positions:

To view and apply for all current State of Montana openings, visit the State of Montana Careers Website.

Montana Farm Service Agency January 2020 Newsletter

FSA Program Dates & Deadlines, Disaster Programs Notice of Loss Requirements, CRP Signup

Montana Farm Service Agency January 2020 Newsletter

Click to view the Farm Service Agency's January 2020 Newsletter.

Public Meeting Notice: MT Hemp Advisory Committee Conference Call

2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Public Meeting Notice: MT Hemp Advisory Committee Conference Call

The Montana Hemp Advisory Committee will hold a conference call on Tuesday, January 28th at 2:00 p.m. Information for joining the call is provided below.

(406) 444-4647

Conference ID: 8877127#

Click to learn more about the Montana Hemp Advisory Committee.

Made in Montana Tradeshow for Food & Gifts - Helena

March 13 - 14, 2020

Made in Montana Tradeshow for Food & Gifts - Helena

The annual, two day trade show connects wholesale store buyers from across the region with over 150 Made in Montana Members.  We are pleased to invite store owners, wholesale buyers, and the public to shop the best in Made in Montana products.

Click to learn more about the Made in Montana Tradeshow.

The Tradeshow is located annually at the Lewis & Clark County Exhibit Hall, 98 West Custer Avenue, Helena, MT.

 

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


Montana Ag by the Numbers

In a state where cattle outnumber people, agriculture is our business. In fact, it is Montana’s number one industry and growing.

$4.4

Billion Industry

28,008

Farms & Ranches

59.7

Million Acres

1

State Rank in
Organic Wheat
Production