News Date: 03/23/2009
The Montana Agriculture Development Council has offered $212,237.60 of funding to twelve Growth Through Agriculture projects for agricultural development. "Growth Through Agriculture is a key program in the Montana Department of Agriculture’s efforts to assist entrepreneurs in adding value to the state’s agricultural commodities, thereby enhancing business opportunities in rural communities," said Ron de Yong, director of the Montana Department of Agriculture.
The Agriculture Development Council, which oversees the Growth Through Agriculture program, heard presentations from applicants at meetings held March 3-4 in Helena. Montana agricultural producers and industry representatives serve on the Agriculture Development Council. For more information and application materials are available at: www.agr.mt.gov. or http://agr.mt.gov/business/GTA.asp. Interested parties can also contact Collin Watters, Growth Through Agriculture program manager, at the Montana Department of Agriculture, at (406) 444-2402 or by e-mail at mailto:email@example.com.
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