Montana

Fulcrum Institute Dispute Resolution Clinic

“The Fulcrum Institute DRC serves as the provider of state wide agricultural mediation services for the states of Washington, Idaho, and Montana through the USDA certified mediation program. Each year, producers are provided the opportunity to select mediation as one approach to resolving conflicts with the Farm Service Agency, NRCS, Rural Resources, the U.S. Agriculture Department, and the Forest Service. Additionally, Fulcrum employees provide valuable training services to those entities through the annual contractual arrangements.”

We specialize in:

  • Legal Help & Mediation Services

We can also help you with:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Financial Counseling & Business Planning

We work in these areas:

  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Washington

FoodCorps

“FoodCorps is a national service organization that seeks to reverse childhood obesity by increasing vulnerable children’s knowledge of, engagement with, and access to healthy food. The centerpiece of our work is an AmeriCorps public service program that recruits young leaders for a year of service in high-obesity, limited-resource communities.”

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  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

We work in these areas:

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Connecticut
  • Iowa
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon

Center Pole

Emergency food assistance, internships for learning to grow, summer paid youth growing program for Native youth, assistance with paperwork, assistance with agritourism business plans

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  • Montana

Northwest Farm Credit Services

“Farm Credit ServicesTM, also known as Northwest Farm Credit Services or Northwest FCS, is a cooperatively owned lending association specializing in financing farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses, commercial fishermen, timber producers, and country home owners in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. It also provides leasing and appraisal services, and life, mortgage, disability, and crop insurance programs.”

We specialize in:

  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers

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We work in these areas:

  • Alaska
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Oregon
  • Washington

Western SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education)

Western SARE is one of four regional offices that run the Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education program, a nationwide grants and education program to advance sustainable innovation to American agriculture.

We specialize in:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Organic/Sustainable/RegenerativeTransition & Support

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We work in these areas:

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • Oregon
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wyoming

Western Organization of Resource Councils (WORC)

“WORC is a regional network of 7 grassroots community organizations that include 10,000 members and 38 local chapters. WORC helps its member groups succeed by providing training and coordinating regional issue campaigns. WORC is focusing on environmental and family farming and ranching issues.”

We specialize in:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Farm Energy Options
  • Industrial Ag Issues

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We work in these areas:

  • Colorado
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • North Dakota
  • Oregon
  • South Dakota
  • Wyoming

Alternative Energy Resources Organization (AERO)

“AERO is a 32 year-old grassroots organization whose members are working together to improve the quality of their lives, their communities and the environment. A Montana-based nonprofit, AERO serves the needs of the people working to promote renewable energy and conservation, sustainable agriculture and greater community self-reliance. AERO is working to build sustainable food systems through a coalition of Montana partners who want to remove the policy barriers to the processing, distribution and trade of local Montana-grown food for local and regional markets.”

We specialize in:

  • Farm Energy Options

We can also help you with:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Organic/Sustainable/RegenerativeTransition & Support

We work in these areas:

  • Montana
  • National

Plains Justice

“Plains Justice provides legal and policy services related to clean energy and sustainability for northern plains communities in 6 states from our office in Billings, Montana.”

We specialize in:

  • Industrial Ag Issues
  • Legal Help & Mediation Services

We can also help you with:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Farm Energy Options

We work in these areas:

  • Iowa
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • North Dakota
  • South Dakota
  • Wyoming

Northern Plains Resource Council

“Northern Plains is committed to land stewardship, to the preservation of family farms and ranches and small businesses, and to providing the information and tools necessary to give citizens and effective voice in decisions that affect their lives. Tools include community organizing, public education, research. leader development, coalition building.”

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  • Financial Counseling & Business Planning
  • Organic/Sustainable/RegenerativeTransition & Support
  • Resources for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

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  • Montana

Montana Department of Agriculture

“The Montana Dept. of Ag. is a state agency that protects consumers and producers through regulatory activities and the department promotes development of agriculture and related industries. Beginning and farmer rancher loans and value added business loans are offered by the Agricultural Development Division.”

We specialize in:

  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers

We can also help you with:

  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets
  • Organic/Sustainable/RegenerativeTransition & Support
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

We work in these areas:

  • Montana