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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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Grow MontanaStrengthening our Food and Agricultural Economy

Purpose

To enable Montana’s food producers to meet more of our state’s food needs.



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Employment in the Processed Food Industry

Source: US Census Bureau 2003


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The Agricultural Commodity Marketing Challenge

1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990

Source: ATTRA 2005


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Market Value of Agriculture: Products Sold (2002)

Source: US Census Bureau (2002)


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Value Added as a Percentage of Total Agriculture and Food Exports (2004)

Source: US Department of Commerce (2004)


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PROFIT SECTOR Exports (2004)

COST SECTOR

- Restaurants

- Bars

- Leisure

Public Institutions

- Education

- Health Care

- Welfare/Corrections


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Montana’s Public Institutions Spend $ Exports (2004)32.7 Million Annually

Other prisons

UM

UM Butte, Helena, Dillon

MSU

K-12

State prison

Public Hospitals

Other Department of Administration


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Montana’s opportunities are in: Exports (2004)

  • Fruit and vegetables

  • Meat

  • Bakery

  • Dairy

  • Other: vegetable oil, salsa, tortillas, cereal, salad dressing, confectionary

Source: Mcleay and Barron. Unlocking the Food Buying Potential of Montana’s Public Institutions.


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No benefits Exports (2004)

Less pollution

Higher quality

Supports MT Farmers and Ranchers

Don’t Know

I know where my food comes from

More money stays in MT communities


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How Important is FTC to Vendors? Exports (2004)(phone survey N=23)


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Importance to UM Exports (2004)

Farm to College helps the University

“demonstrate [that]…we do in a direct, absolute way have something to do with rural Montana.”


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Conventionally Sourced Meal (Sysco) Exports (2004)

Insert 2 slides for Maps (US first then MT)


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Conventional Meal Traveled Exports (2004)3 Times More Miles than the Farm to College Meal.

Used 3 Times More Fuel.


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Public Institutions $32.7 Million Exports (2004)

Food Service

$1.4 Billion

Montana

$3 Billion


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“A person in my position can’t change the world, but I can change a little piece of it.”

--UDS Staff


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Governor’s Food and Agriculture Summit can change a little piece of it.”

March 22-23

Food Production

Hunger Reduction


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Grow MT’s Consensus Policy Areas can change a little piece of it.”

1. Rebuild supply infrastructure

production—processing—distribution

2. Market development

public institution’s food services

3. Food access, food security


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Grow Montana can change a little piece of it.”a project of theNational Center for Appropriate Technology(406) 721-1664

www.growmontana.ncat.org


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