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The Montana Wheat & Barley Committee (MWBC) also funds research efforts related to those commodities. Visit the MWBC website for more.


Ag Research 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.

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.

Now accepting applications for organizations to become Food and Agriculture Development Centers

Application deadline is June 12 at 2:00 p.m.

Now accepting applications for organizations to become Food and Agriculture Development Centers

The Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for organizations to become a Food and Agriculture Development Center. Apply at www.fundingmt.org. Application deadline is June 12, 2019 – 2pm.

Click here for more information and full solicitation details.

Click here for more information about Food and Agriculture Development Centers in Montana.

Discounted Vendor Early-Bird Registrations for Montana Food Show open until May 23

Montana Food Show set for September 27th in Bozeman

Discounted Vendor Early-Bird Registrations for Montana Food Show open until May 23

The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) will be hosting the third annual Montana Food Show September 27, 2019 at MSU’s Brick Breeden Fieldhouse in Bozeman.

Early bird registration for vendors will open March 7th and run until regular registration begins May 23rd.

Final deadline for vendor registration is July 24th.

Buyer registration will open June 3rd.

Let’s get more Montana foods on Montana plates!

In 2019 you can expect:

  • International trade groups from Canada and Mexico
  • Public will be allowed for the trade show

At the second annual Montana Food Show in 2018:

  • $9,933 in reported sales from the day of the show
  • 64 Montana companies showcased
  • 166 buyers from more than 55 companies
    • Hotels & resorts
    • Restaurants & bars
    • Gift shops
    • Catering services
    • Distributors & wholesalers
    • Grocery stores & markets

Interested in being a 2019 Vendor? Click here for online Vendor Registration.

Wondering if this show is for you? Click here for the 2018 Vendor List.

If you have any questions about the show, please contact Marketing Officer Marty Earnheart at (406) 444-2402, MEarnheart@mt.gov.

From USDA: Additional FY 2019 Funds Available for Export Credit Guarantee Program

From USDA: Additional FY 2019 Funds Available for Export Credit Guarantee Program

On May 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced increased availability of credit guarantees for sales of U.S. agricultural commodities under the Commodity Credit Corporation’s (CCC) Export Credit Guarantee Program (GSM-102) for fiscal year 2019. Further details of the announcements may be found at: https://www.fas.usda.gov/programs/export-credit-guarantee-program-gsm-102/gsm-102-allocations

Montana Department of Agriculture
Phone : (406) 444-3144
E-mail : agr@mt.gov
Fax : (406) 444-5409
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601