Grow Montana Strengthening our Food and Agricultural Economy. Purpose To enable Montana’s food producers to meet more of our state’s food needs. Montana produced 70% of its own food through the 1940s. Employment in the Processed Food Industry. Source: US Census Bureau 2003.
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To enable Montana’s food producers to meet more of our state’s food needs.
Source: US Census Bureau 2003
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Source: ATTRA 2005
Source: US Census Bureau (2002)
Source: US Department of Commerce (2004)
PROFIT SECTOR Exports (2004)
- Health Care
UM Butte, Helena, Dillon
Other Department of Administration
Source: Mcleay and Barron. Unlocking the Food Buying Potential of Montana’s Public Institutions.
No benefits Exports (2004)
Supports MT Farmers and Ranchers
I know where my food comes from
More money stays in MT communities
Farm to College helps the University
“demonstrate [that]…we do in a direct, absolute way have something to do with rural Montana.”
Conventionally Sourced Meal (Sysco) Exports (2004)
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Conventional Meal Traveled Exports (2004)3 Times More Miles than the Farm to College Meal.
Used 3 Times More Fuel.
Public Institutions $32.7 Million Exports (2004)
“A person in my position can’t change the world, but I can change a little piece of it.”
Governor’s Food and Agriculture Summit can change a little piece of it.”
1. Rebuild supply infrastructure
2. Market development
public institution’s food services
3. Food access, food security