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:

  • Alabama
  • 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/Regenerative Transition & Support

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We work in these areas:

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

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/Regenerative Transition & Support
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

We work in these areas:

  • Montana

Grow Montana

Founded in 2005, Grow Montana is a statewide food policy council promoting policies that support sustainable Montana-owned food production, processing, and distribution, and that improve all of our citizens’ access to healthy Montana foods. Grow Montana envisions a vibrant Montana-based food system that fosters healthy communities, individuals, and environments. The council’s state legislative and administrative policy agendas are informed by both the on-the-ground experiences of its broad-base of partners and allies, as well by its own, and its partner’s food systems research

We specialize in:

  • Activism & Organizing

We can also help you with:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support

We work in these areas:

  • Montana

MONTANA NRCS STATE OFFICE

Natural Resources Conservation Service Montana State Office

We specialize in:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers

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  • Montana

Montana State Farm Service Agency (FSA)

The primary mission of the Montana State FSA is to assist farmers and ranchers secure the greatest possible benefit from programs administered by FSA such as farm loans, commodity price support, disaster relief, conservation, and other available resources.

We specialize in:

  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers
  • Resources for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

We can also help you with:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Crisis Assistance
  • Financial Counseling & Business Planning

We work in these areas:

  • Montana

Montana State University Extension

MSU Extension is a statewide educational outreach network that applies unbiased, research-based university resources to practical needs identified by the people of Montana in their home communities. The Extension network connects researchers and educators on the MSU campus with a web of MSU Extension faculty located throughout the state’s 56 counties and seven reservations. Cooperating with local governments and citizens, MSU Extension agents and campus based specialists collaborate to develop educational programs and partnerships that make a positive difference in people’s daily lives. The result is a dynamic cycle of timely and relevant knowledge, resources and support to help Montanans meet new challenges, make informed decisions and take action to improve their own quality of life.

We specialize in:

  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

We can also help you with:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Crisis Assistance
  • Farm Energy Options
  • Financial Counseling & Business Planning
  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support
  • Resources for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

We work in these areas:

  • Montana