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Farm to School enriches the connection communities have with fresh, healthy food and local food producers by changing food purchasing and education practices at K-12 schools and preschools. Students gain access to healthy, local foods as well as education opportunities such as school gardens, cooking lessons and farm field trips. Farm to school empowers children and their families to make informed food choices while strengthening the local economy and contributing to vibrant communities. 40% of Montana school districts surveyed by USDA say they participate in farm to school activities.

Montana Farm to School is a collaboration between the Montana Office of Public Instruction, Montana Team Nutrition Program, Montana State University, and other partners.


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Local Farms, Local Kids: A Montana Farm to School Movie from the Mission Mountain Food Enterprise Center

 

Montana Ag News

Now Hiring Grant Contracts Coordinator

Position Based in Helena

Now Hiring Grant Contracts Coordinator

The Montana Department of Agriculture is currently hiring a Grant Contracts Coordinator based in Helena. Applications will be accepted until May 28, 2019. Visit the Employment page for more info and other job openings with the Montana Department of Agriculture.

Administrative Rules of MT: Financial Responsibility amendments to ARM 4.10.101 through 4.10.103, 4.10.108, 4.10.401, 4.10.403, and 4.10.404

Adopted

Click to view the MT Administrative Register, Issue No. 9, page 537.

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Administrative Rules of MT: Hemp New Rules I, II, III and IV and amendment of ARM 4.12.3104 and 4.19.101 through 4.19.106

Adopted

Click to view the MT Administrative Register, Issue No. 9, pages 532 - 536.

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Now Hiring Training Development Specialist

Position Based in Helena

Now Hiring Training Development Specialist

The Montana Department of Agriculture is currently hiring a Training Development Specialist based in Helena. Applications will be accepted until May 24, 2019. Visit the Employment page for more info and other job openings with the Montana Department of Agriculture.

Public Meeting Notice: Agriculture Development Council Meeting / Food & Ag Center Proposal Review

July 2, 2019 in Helena, MT

The Agricultural Development Council will meet on July 2nd in Room 225 at the Department of Agriculture (Scott Hart Bldg., 302 N. Roberts, Helena, MT) beginning at 8:00 a.m.

Click to learn more about the Ag Development Council and Growth Through Agriculture program.