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The Montana Food and Agricultural Development Center (FADC) Network helps Montanans innovate and grow businesses that produce and commercialize food, agricultural and renewable energy products and processes, creating wealth and jobs in our communities and on our farms and ranches. The centers - located throughout Montana - operate as a statewide network serving community-based businesses.

The centers support economic development by ensuring that more of the state's food, agricultural and energy dollars circulate in Montana. The network provides training, coaching and technical assistance, including:

  • Product development, testing and analysis
  • Regulatory compliance training
  • Food processing
  • Business planning and development
  • Market research
  • Business networking
  • Access to financing
  • Cooperative development
  • Education on industry dynamics and technologies

FADC Locations


Contact the FADC Network

Phone : (406) 444-0134
E-mail : fadc@mt.gov
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601

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FADC News

USDA Extends Application Deadline for Mexico Trade Mission

The application deadline is August 23, 2019

USDA Extends Application Deadline for Mexico Trade Mission

Mexico has long been a top market for U.S. farm and food products – and the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement promises to unlock even greater opportunities for American exporters. Come along and explore those opportunities when the U.S. Department of Agriculture leads a trade mission to Mexico City November 6-8, 2019.

The application deadline is August 23, 2019. 

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Hemp Growers Reminded to Verify License Information

Hemp Growers Reminded to Verify License Information

Helena, Mont. –The Montana Department of Agriculture is reminding Montana’s hemp growers that verification of license information and additional fees are required before growers can be issued their hemp production license, which is needed to harvest and process or sell their crop. The Department sent letters to each license holder at the beginning of July asking growers to verify the crop information that will be printed on each grower’s license certificate.

MDA to Hold Waste Pesticide Disposal Events in September

Annual events have collected over 638,000 lbs. of waste pesticides

MDA to Hold Waste Pesticide Disposal Events in September

Helena, Mont. - The Montana Department of Agriculture’s annual Pesticide Disposal Events will be held in several locations across Montana during September. The collection events will be held September 17 in Wolf Point; September 18 in Sidney; September 19 in Miles City; and September 20 in Billings.  The annual events have collected more than 638,000 pounds of waste pesticides since it began in 1994.

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  • FoodSecurity.Org: A good source of food policy information provided by the Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC), a non-profit organization that provides resources to help build strong, sustainable, local and regional food systems that ensure access to affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food for all people at all times.