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

We can also help you with:

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

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

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

We specialize in:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Conservation Programs

We can also help you with:

  • Financial & Business Planning
  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support

We work in these areas:

  • 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/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

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • 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

We can also help you with:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Crisis Assistance
  • Financial & 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:

  • Research, Technical Assistance, & Education
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

We can also help you with:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Crisis Assistance
  • Farm Energy Options
  • Financial & Business Planning
  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support

We work in these areas:

  • Montana

SARE – MT (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program, Montana)

The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program is a competitive grants and education program operating in every state and island protectorate to advance sustainable innovation to American agriculture. MT SARE is in the Western SARE region.

We specialize in:

We can also help you with:

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

We work in these areas:

  • Montana

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

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

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