About Grow Montana Food Policy Coalition

Grow Montana is a broad-based food policy coalition whose common purpose is to promote community economic development and education policies that support sustainable Montana-owned food production, processing, and distribution, and that improve all of our citizens’ access to healthy Montana foods.

2019 Steering Committee Members

Bonnie Buckingham, Community Food and Agriculture Coalition (Missoula)
Jan Tusick – Lake County Community Development Corporation (Ronan)
Steve Thompson – National Center for Appropriate Technology (Butte)
Virgil Dupuis – Salish Kootenai College Extension (Pablo)
Lindsay Ganong – MS, RDN Alternative Energy Resource Organization (Statewide)

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History

Grow Montana Food Policy Coalition formed in 2005 to advocate for changes in state policies that would strengthen Montana’s food and agriculture economies. The coalition has since led foods systems research, produced educational materials, and stewarded significant policy changes to support Montana’s food producers.

See a full list of Grow Montana’s efforts from 2015-2014 here.

In 2007, Grow Montana was a prominent member of the planning committee for the Governor’s Food and Ag Summit and produced this video summarizing the state of Montana’s food system.