Food Cooperatives

Western Montana Growers Cooperative - Missoula-based producer cooperative with over 50 participating farmers that serves entire Western half of state;

Montana Poultry Growers Cooperative - Cooperative feed ordering, rental equipment, and USDA Certified processing facility in Hamilton.

Education Resources

O'Hara CommonsEducation, Resource Sharing and Demonstration Gardens. (406) 369-6451, 111 S. Fourth St, Hamilton

Ravalli County Extension Services: (406) 375-6611, 215 S Fourth St, Hamilton

AERO's Montana Food Economy Initiative: Supports the development of a regional food economy through the use of values-based supply chains and information sharing.

Farm and Ranch Financial and Business Planning Support

Ravalli County Economic Development Authority: Provides cost free business and financial planning and entrepreneurial support services which includes grants, loans, technical expertise, relocation assistance, quality workforce and more.

Missoula Community Food & Ag Coalition: CFAC develops and strengthens Missoula County’s food system and that of the surrounding region., (406) 926-1004

Food Safety and GAP Education

Alternative Energy Resources Organization (AERO): offers workshops around the state to help farmers, producers, and business-people better understand and use updated food regulations.

Montana Manufacturing Extension Center: Food safety training and business development in Missoula. 

Mission Mountain Food Enterprise Center: helps Montanans innovate and grow businesses that produce and commercialize food, agricultural and renewable energy products and processes, based in Ronan.

Food Processing Resources

Montana Poultry Growers Cooperative: USDA certified Processing in Hamilton, rental mobile processing equipment, and cooperative feed buying

Hamilton Senior Center Commercial Kitchen: 820 North 4th Street, (406) 363-5181

Ravalli County Fairgrounds Commercial Kitchen: 100 Old Corvallis Rd, Hamilton, (406) 363-3411,

Agricultural Worker Health

Ag Worker Health and Services: This affordable, income-based clinic for all agriculture workers is located at 9801 Valley Grove Dr., on the west side of Highway 93 just north of Lolo; (406) 273-4633.

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