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Rycom Transit Services in Sunburst, Montana, a Montana Growth Through Agriculture business.

The Growth Through Agriculture (GTA) program is a grant and loan program to strengthen and diversify Montana's agricultural industry through development of new agricultural products and processes. The GTA program is administered by the Montana Department of Agriculture with counsel from the Agriculture Development Council.

For more detailed information on the program, what is eligible for funding and what the requirements would be, click here for the GTA Program Guidelines, and refer to the "To Apply for Funding" section below.

Application Deadlines:


Important Dates

Date Time Deadline/Event
June 2019   Funding opportunity posted at www.fundingmt.org.
August 14, 2019 10:00 a.m. Webinar* - Click here to view or download a copy of the webinar presentation in PDF format.
Click here to view a video of the webinar on MDA's YouTube channel.
October 8, 2019 1:00 p.m. Open Question and Answer Conference Call #1* - Call in number: 406-444-4647 Conference ID: 574988 If you are asked for a pin number, do not enter one, just stay on the line and you will be joined to the audio for the webinar.
October 22, 2019 10:00 a.m. Open Question and Answer Conference Call #2* - Call in number: 406-444-4647 Conference ID: 574988 If you are asked for a pin number, do not enter one, just stay on the line and you will be joined to the audio for the webinar.
October 27, 2019 5:00 p.m. Deadline for Material Verification on www.fundingmt.org.
November 1, 2019 2:00 p.m. Application deadline at www.fundingmt.org.
November - December 2019   Council proposal review and scoring.
December 2019   Council invitations sent to scoring applicants by email and letter.
February 4-5, 2020   Agriculture Council Review Meeting at the Montana Department of Agriculture in Helena.
March 1, 2020 5:00 p.m. Expected announcement of selected applications by mail and email.

All times in Mountain Standard Time.


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Growth Through Agriculture News

"How to Apply for a Growth Through Agriculture (GTA) Grant" Webinar Now Available

"How to Apply for a Growth Through Agriculture (GTA) Grant" Webinar Now Available

The Growth Through Agriculture (GTA) program is a grant and loan program to strengthen and diversify Montana's agricultural industry through development of new agricultural products and processes. Click here to view and listen to a recording of the webinar on the Montana Department of Agriculture YouTube channel, or click here to download a PDF of the GTA Webinar Powerpoint Presentation

Proposals Sought for Potato Research & Market Development Program

Proposals due October 25, 2019

Proposals Sought for Potato Research & Market Development Program

Helena, Mont. – The Montana Potato Advisory Committee is seeking proposals for the Montana Potato Research & Market Development Program. Proposals should relate to demonstration projects, applied research, and market development projects designed to address needs and opportunities for the Montana potato industry.

2019 Montana Beverage Show Vendors - Still Time to Register

Deadline for vendor registration extended to early October

2019 Montana Beverage Show Vendors - Still Time to Register

The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) will be hosting the first annual Montana Beverage Show November 4, 2019 at the Delta Hotels Marriott Helena Colonial in Helena.

Vendor registration is now open - click here to learn more and start the registration process. The deadline for vendor registration has been extended to early October 2019.

You’ve asked for it and we’re making it happen! When surveyed, an overwhelming majority of respondents were interested in participating in a Montana Beverage Show. Out of that group, 80% said they were ready for a show in 2019! This show is aimed at connecting Montana beverage makers with buyers looking for these types of products.

You can expect to see:

  • Breweries
  • Distilleries
  • Wineries
  • Cideries
  • Meaderies
  • And more!

Questions about the show? Contact Charsi Workman at (406) 444-5425 or charsi.workman@mt.gov.

Growth Through Agriculture Program
Phone : (406) 444-0134
E-mail : gta@mt.gov
Fax : (406) 444-9442
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601