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Welcome to the Montana Food Show! Join us for our third annual food and beverage tradeshow coming in Fall 2019. Check back for more info as the date approaches.

Let’s get more Montana foods on Montana plates – and Montana beverages in Montana glasses!

At the first Montana Food Show in 2017:

  • 45 vendors attended. With half of the companies reporting sales data so far:
  • $5,527 in sales the day of the show
  • 202 contacts made
  • $170,141 in projected sales in the next year
  • 163 buyers from 81 companies attended. Company types included:
  • Catering companies
  • Grocery Stores
  • Health Care Facilities
  • Restaurants/Bars
  • Resorts/Hotels/Lodging Facilities
  • Retail Stores
  • Schools/Colleges
  • Wholesale/Distributors
  • Other: event planners, dog food companies, cooking schools, mobile food vendors
  • 95 + members of the general public attended during the retail hours

Wondering if this show is for you? Check out the list of last year’s vendors below, or click here for the 2018 Vendor List.

Curious about what buyers came to purchase Montana foods at our 2017 show? Click here to view/download the 2017 Buyer List.

 

Click here to view photos from the 2018 Montana Food Show!

Learn more about the 2018 Food Show Vendors:

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Research proposals sought by Alfalfa Seed Committee

Proposals due February 1, 2019

Research proposals sought by Alfalfa Seed Committee

Helena, Mont. – The Montana Alfalfa Seed Committee is seeking proposals for demonstration projects, applied research, and market development projects designed to address needs and opportunities for Montana’s alfalfa seed industry. Proposals are due February 1, 2019.

The committee will review proposals at the first regular meeting of the year. It will review all applications and make recommendations to the department for funding.  Generally, to qualify for consideration, proposals must have practical, near-term application involving practices or organizational arrangements that will stimulate an expanded alfalfa seed industry.

Visit this link for a complete list of guidelines and eligibility requirements. Questions on applications should be directed to the Montana Alfalfa Seed Committee, PO Box 200201, Helena, MT 59620-0201 or by contacting Dani Jones at (406) 444-2402 or via email at Danielle.Jones@mt.gov.

The Montana Department of Agriculture’s mission is to protect producers and consumers, and to enhance and develop agriculture and allied industries.  

Proposals Sought for 2019 Pulse Research & Market Development Program

Proposals Sought for 2019 Pulse Research & Market Development Program

Helena, Mont. – The Montana Pulse Crop Committee (MPCC) is seeking proposals for the Montana Pulse Research & Market Development Program. The MPCC invites proposals to fund research projects, market development projects and educational projects designed to address Montana’s pulse industry.

Research proposals are to be submitted through the US Dry Pea and Lentil Council (USADPLC) and are due December 8th. The Research review process will be held February 12-14, 2019 in Fargo, ND. USADPLC will finalize its budget by June 30, 2019 and award notices will be sent out in July 2019. For more information on research proposals, see the USADPLC Request for Proposals at: https://s3.wp.wsu.edu/uploads/sites/2002/2018/10/20181004_RequestForProposals.pdf

Proposals submitted for market development or education projects must be received by the MPCC on or before March 1, 2019 at 5:00 pm. Proposals must be submitted through the Webgrants system at fundingmt.org. Instructions on using Webgrants can be found at: https://agr.mt.gov/Commodities/Checkoff/Pulse

Visit https://agr.mt.gov/Portals/168/Documents/Pulse/2019PulseRFP.pdf for a complete list of guidelines and eligibility requirements. Questions on applications should be directed to the Montana Pulse Crop Committee, PO Box 200201, Helena, MT 59620-0201 or by contacting Zach Coccoli at (406) 444-0132 or via email at Z.Coccoli@mt.gov.

The Montana Department of Agriculture’s mission is to protect producers and consumers, and to enhance and develop agriculture and allied industries.  

Governor Bullock signs MOU with Mexican Craft Brewers Association

MOU reaffirms relationship between Mexican brewers and Montana barley growers

Governor Bullock signs MOU with Mexican Craft Brewers Association

Helena, Mont. – Governor Steve Bullock recently sat down with executives from the Mexican Craft Brewers Association (ACERMEX) to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote continued collaboration between the group and Montana’s barley growers.