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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) 444-5424
E-mail : fadc@mt.gov
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601

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USDA RELEASES CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE: SPECIALTY CROPS REPORT

Number of farms, land in farms, irrigated acreage, value of sales, and operator characteristics for specialty crops

USDA RELEASES CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE: SPECIALTY CROPS REPORT

The USDA released the Specialty Crops Report, a follow up to the 2017 Census of Agriculture, which includes national and state data on the number of farms, land in farms, irrigated acreage, value of sales, and operator characteristics for specialty crops.

Click to download the report. 

Montana Grants and Loans online system down for maintenance December 7-8

The system will be unavailable during this time

Montana Grants and Loans online system down for maintenance December 7-8

NOTICE: The Montana Grants and Loans WebGrants System will be down for maintenance this upcoming weekend, Saturday December 7 and Sunday December 8.

The system will be unavailable during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have questions, or require assistance or accommodation, please contact the WebGrants administrator by emailing FundingMT@mt.gov. Thank you for your patience.

Request for Proposals for 2020 Montana Pulse Crop Research and Marketing Program

Research Proposals due by December 6, 2019 / Marketing Proposals due by March 1, 2020

Request for Proposals for 2020 Montana Pulse Crop Research and Marketing Program

The Montana Pulse Crop Committee invites proposals to fund market development projects and educational projects designed to address Montana's pulse industry. All funding awards will be determined by the Montana Pulse Crop Committee or the USADPLC Research Review Committee. Generally, to qualify for consideration, proposals must have practical, near-term application involving practices or organizational arrangements that will stimulate an expanded pulse industry.

Click here to view/download the complete Request for Proposals (RFP) for 2020 Pulse Grants (PDF format).


Proposals submitted under the Montana Pulse Crop Marketing area must be received on or before March 1, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. by the Montana Pulse Crop Committee. Proposals must be submitted through the online WebGrants application portal at fundingmt.org. Instructions on using Webgrants can be found in the files below:


Proposals submitted under the Montana Pulse Crop Research area are to be submitted through USADPLC Industry Research Proposals, and are due on or before December 6, 2019.


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Food Security Resources

  • 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.