Food and Agriculture

Led by Jim Peterson and Greg Thayer, the Food and Agriculture Key Industry Network (KIN) was asked to identify both opportunities for and challenges to growth in Montana’s food and agricultural industries. Members of this KIN discussed and formulated goals and objectives to facilitate growth and prosperity in the industry.

Food and Agriculture KIN Recommendation Report

Thank you to the KIN members:

  • 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