A Business Plan for Montana by Montanans

For Montana by Montanans
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Led by Jim Peterson and Greg Thayer, the Food and Agriculture Key Industry Network (KIN) has been asked to identify both opportunities for and challenges to growth in Montana's food and agricultural industries. Members of this KIN will discuss and formulate goals and objectives that will facilitate growth and prosperity in the industry.

Meeting Agendas, Minutes, and Reports

Food and Agriculture KIN Final Recommendations

9/23/15 - Meeting Minutes
9/23/15- Meeting Agenda

12/12/14 - Meeting Minutes: KIN Subcommittee on Cattle, Feed, and Meat
4/13/14 - Food and Agriculture KIN Meat Processing and Cattle Feed Breakout Group conference call minutes

Minutes, October 7 2014 meeting
Agenda, October 7 2014 Meeting

Agenda, July 23, 2014 meeting
Minutes, July 23 2014 meeting
Food and Agriculture KIN SWOT Analysis

KIN Resources:

Working Groups Summary
11/14/14 - Food & Agriculture Action Plan Problem Statements
Presentation: Agriculture in Montana | Census and Economic Information Center, Montana Department of Commerce
Report: Labor Day Report 2015 | Montana Department of Labor & Industry

KIN Membership:

Jim Peterson, Peterson Ranch, Buffalo (Co-Chair)
Greg Thayer, Montana Milling, Great Falls (Co-Chair)
Cole Mannix, Mannix Ranch, Helmville
Marilyn Vogele, Rancher, Fallon
Brad Simshaw, Blackfoot River Brewing Company, Helena
Dean Williamson, Three Hearts Farm, Bozeman
Nate Brown, Amaltheia Organic Dairy, Belgrade
Sue Brown, Amaltheia Organic Dairy, Belgrade
Mary Tuck, Kalispell Kreamery, Kalispell
Jim Fryer, Bos Terra, Hobson
Doug Stevenson, Basin Angus Ranch, Joliet
Milo "Buzz" Mattelin, Montana Wheat and Barley, Culbertson
Bob Quinn, Kamut International, Big Sandy
Mark Jensen, Smoot Honey, Power
Dave Tyler, Thirteen Mile Lamb & Wool Company, Belgrade
Scott Hibbard, Sieben Ranch
Dan Hofer, Milford Colony, Wolf Creek
Jarret Azure, Little River Smokehouse, Harlem
Janice Tusick, Mission Mountain Food Enterprise, Ronan
Bill Bryan, One Montana, Bozeman
Mark Black, Malteurop, Great Falls
Randy Gilbertson, Pasta Montana, Great Falls
Alicia Moe, Cream of the West, Harlowton
Jon Stoner, Stone & Sons, Havre
Dave Garland, Sidney Sugars, Sidney
Fred Wacker, Four Cross Ranch, Miles City