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The Montana Potato Research & Market Development Program was created by a vote of potato producers following a process outlined in the Agricultural Commodity Research and Market Development Enabling Act (MCA 80-11-5).

The Potato Research & Market Development Program is administered by the Montana Department of Agriculture, which receives advice from the seven member Montana Potato Advisory Committee. The committee invites proposals to fund demonstration projects, applied research and market development projects designed to address Montana's potato industry needs and opportunities.

Montana Potato Advisory Committee

Board Members

Name Contact Info Term End Qualifications
Director, Ben Thomas Dept. of Agriculture
PO Box 200201
Helena, MT 49620
agr@mt.gov
  Agriculture Director, Statutory Appointment
Jack Meyer 5200 Cameron Bridge Road
Manhattan, MT 59741
3/1/2021 Producer
Dave Cottom P.O. Box 445
Dillon, MT 59725
3/1/2020 Producer
Bill Buyan 83 Ramshor South
Sheridan, MT 59749
3/1/2020 Producer
Tim Lake 35243 Minesinger Trail
Polson, MT 59860
3/1/2021 Producer
Jonathan Schutter 3821 Wooden Shoe Road
Manhattan, MT 59741
3/1/2022 Producer
Paul Streich 295 Middle Road
Kalispell, MT 59901
3/1/2022 Chair, Producer
Tim Venhuizen 84 Midway
Manhattan, MT 59741
3/1/2020 Vice Chair, Producer

Potato Program News

Public Meeting Notice: Montana Potato Advisory Committee Meeting

November 9, 2020, 10 am - Virtual

The Montana Potato Advisory Committee will meet via Zoom on Monday, November 9th beginning at 10 a.m.

Please contact Dani Jones to receive information to join the meeting at (406) 444-2402 or danielle.jones@mt.gov.

For more Information regarding the Potato advisory Committee, visit the webpage, here.  

Public Meeting Notice: Montana Pulse Crop Advisory Committee Meeting

November 17, 2020, 9 am - Virtual

The Montana Pulse Crop Advisory Committee will meet via Zoom on Tuesday, November 17th beginning at 9 a.m.

Please contact Dani Jones to receive information to join the meeting at (406) 444-2402 or danielle.jones@mt.gov.

For more Information regarding the Potato advisory Committee, visit the webpage, here.  

Proposals Sought for MT Potato Research & Market Development Program

Proposals due October 28, 2020

Proposals Sought for MT Potato Research & Market Development Program

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.

Visit https://funding.mt.gov/index.do to apply. All applications must be submitted through the Montana Webgrants system by October 28, 2020. Questions on applications should be directed to the Montana Potato Research & Market Development Program, P.O. Box 200201, Helena, MT 59620-0201 or by contacting Dani Jones at (406) 444-2402 or via email at Danielle.Jones@mt.gov.

Agricultural Development Division
Phone : 406.444.2402
E-mail : agr@mt.gov
Fax : 406.444.9442
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601