What is the Montana Food Economy Initiative?
The Montana Food Economy Initiative supports the development of a regional food economy through the use of values-based supply chains and information sharing. The forum will bring together people involved in all aspects of the food supply chain, from field to fork, to build collaborative partnerships and strengthen communication through regional groups and issue-specific working groups.
By supporting the movement of food through supply chains, the Initiative is:
- helping farmers access reliable markets and receive fair prices;
- developing additional capacity to process food;
- encouraging land preservation and sustainable farming methods;
- and ensuring all people, no matter where they live or their income level, have access to high-quality, locally-produced foods.