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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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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.”

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.


Now Hiring Produce Safety Compliance Specialist

Position Based in Helena

Now Hiring Produce Safety Compliance Specialist

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

Produce Safety Compliance Specialist

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

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Abundant Montana is a connection to the land, to our neighbors, and to those committed to using locally-grown food in their businesses. How our food is produced and the distance it travels determines the prosperity of our communities and the health of our landscapes.

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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.