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Food & Ag Development Centers

Food & Ag Development Centers

The Montana Food and Agriculture Development Center (FADC) Network exists to help Montanans innovate and grow businesses that produce and commercialize food, agricultural and renewable energy products, and processes. The FADCs support local businesses to create wealth and jobs for our communities, farms, and ranches while expanding Montana’s value-added agriculture industry. They meet businesses where they are to identify needs and connect them with resources to thrive. The Centers - located throughout Montana - operate as a network serving community-based businesses, agricultural producers, and food entrepreneurs. The Network works as a team – if one doesn’t know the answer to a question, they know someone that does. By accessing a Food & Ag Development Center, businesses are accessing statewide connections, national resources, and business support tailored to their business. TA services are offered at no charge.

Core Competencies of each Center are: 
Business planning and development
Business networking – statewide, nationally, and internationally
Access to financing
Grant application support
Farm to School Program support
Regulatory navigation
MDA program support

Other areas of expertise among the Network include (but are not limited to):
Product development, testing, and analysis
Market research
Food safety training
Cooperative development
Education on industry dynamics and technologies

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FADC Center Locations

Food Regulation and Entrepreneurship Resources