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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 montana strengthening our food and agricultural economy

Grow MontanaStrengthening our Food and Agricultural Economy

Purpose

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

employment in the processed food industry
Employment in the Processed Food Industry

Source: US Census Bureau 2003

the agricultural commodity marketing challenge

The Agricultural Commodity Marketing Challenge

1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990

Source: ATTRA 2005

value added as a percentage of total agriculture and food exports 2004
Value Added as a Percentage of Total Agriculture and Food Exports (2004)

Source: US Department of Commerce (2004)

slide9
PROFIT SECTOR

COST SECTOR

- Restaurants

- Bars

- Leisure

Public Institutions

- Education

- Health Care

- Welfare/Corrections

montana s public institutions spend 32 7 million annually
Montana’s Public Institutions Spend $32.7 Million Annually

Other prisons

UM

UM Butte, Helena, Dillon

MSU

K-12

State prison

Public Hospitals

Other Department of Administration

montana s opportunities are in
Montana’s opportunities are in:
  • 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.

slide12
No benefits

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

importance to um
Importance to UM

Farm to College helps the University

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

slide15
Conventionally Sourced Meal (Sysco)

Insert 2 slides for Maps (US first then MT)

slide16
Conventional Meal Traveled 3 Times More Miles than the Farm to College Meal.

Used 3 Times More Fuel.

slide17
Public Institutions $32.7 Million

Food Service

$1.4 Billion

Montana

$3 Billion

slide18
“A person in my position can’t change the world, but I can change a little piece of it.”

--UDS Staff

slide19
Governor’s Food and Agriculture Summit

March 22-23

Food Production

Hunger Reduction

grow mt s consensus policy areas

Grow MT’s Consensus Policy Areas

1. Rebuild supply infrastructure

production—processing—distribution

2. Market development

public institution’s food services

3. Food access, food security

grow montana a project of the national center for appropriate technology 406 721 1664

Grow Montanaa project of theNational Center for Appropriate Technology(406) 721-1664

www.growmontana.ncat.org

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